September 15, 2018; Generocity
Over the years, there have been many attempts at “diversifying” the nonprofit board, but as BoardSource reports have shown us every two years, nonprofit boards remain stubbornly, overwhelmingly white. This occurs among many different types of boards, including those who primarily serve marginalized communities.
The fact is, the issue is not the mere diversification of boards, but the inclusiveness of boards and, in many cases, that inclusiveness needs to be addressed at more than simply the board level of an organization. That means that external help that surfaces candidates of color for local board may be helpful, but it