Board development

Report

Beyond Political Correctness: Building a Diverse Board

Discover three strategies that may help board members better embrace diversity and create more inclusive environments.

Recruiting a Stronger Board: A BoardSource Toolkit
Tools & Resources

Diversity in Nonprofit Board Governance

Explore the importance of diversity in nonprofit board governance, as well as a research paper on the role that racial diversity plays in nonprofit governance.

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Article

If Your Board Looked Like Your Community

In this article, staff and board members weigh in on common hurdles related to board diversity and how to overcome them.

Medium
Article

A Fresh Look at Diversity and Boards

Engage your board to develop their thinking and planning around board diversity.

Blue Avocado
Report Review

Does your Board Foster Inclusivity?

Explore perspectives and solutions for making radical shifts toward functional and social inclusivity of a board.

CompassPoint
Tools & Resources

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Access curated resources that illustrate effective thinking and practical advice for boards on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

BoardSource
Framework

Nonprofit Roles & Responsibilities

Better understand when roles and responsibilities of executive directors and board chairs are separate and/or shared.

Joan Garry Consulting

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