The degree of board effectiveness can impact the degree or organizational effectiveness. For example, boards that have a large number of members often form cabals or sub-groups within the board. If the board cannot lead because these subgroups cannot agree, the organization's effectiveness will be affected. The board's effectiveness can be affected by the makeup of the board, itself. Often boards contain members selected because of their political position or their residence in the community, as an example. Those members or the board as a whole may be hard pressed to handle complicated financial or policy matters. Ideally, boards would provide for the development of their members so that they could raise their capacity to meet the need. Organizations that regard the development of board members as an investment in effective functioning will reap the benefit of any cost they may incur. It is also important to note that some or all of the cost of board development is sometimes borne by other organizations. Check the reference section for a sample of organizations that provide this kind of support.