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Foundation Board Diversity: Five Things We Can Do to Break from the Current Reality

Posted by Kevin Walker on Mar 21, 2018 11:15:44 AM

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017. This report is an effort to better understand the...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit, Leading with Intent, Family Foundations

You Can Diversify If You Want To

Posted by Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Ph.D. on Mar 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM

This blog post is the second in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017. This report is an effort to better understand the...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent, Foundations, Family Foundations

Let’s Stop (Just) Talking about Nonprofit Board Diversity.

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Sep 6, 2017 4:29:58 PM

Earlier today, BoardSource released Leading with Intent, our biennial study of nonprofit board composition, culture, and performance. The study reveals much about what’s happening within nonprofit boards today. And while there are some encouraging trends worth highlighting — most notably a...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent, Assessment

Nonprofit Board Trends and Practices Revealed in Leading with Intent 2017

Posted by Vernetta Walker Chief Governance Officer, BoardSource on Sep 6, 2017 11:45:31 AM

Today marks the ninth release of BoardSource’s biennial study, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. Formerly known as the Nonprofit Governance Index, Leading with Intent takes an in-depth look at the current practices and trends of nonprofit boards. The 2017 report...

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Topics: Roles and Responsibilities, Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Leading with Intent, Advocacy, Assessment

The Challenges and Opportunities of Family Foundation Governance

Posted by Emily Davis on May 31, 2017 11:01:30 AM

Family foundations are such a critical part of the philanthropic community. Originally set up as tax havens for philanthropists, they are now much more than that and making considerable, positive changes in our local and global communities. This is due in large part to an increased focus on...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Foundations, Family Foundations, Orientation & Education

Why Youth Diversity Matters

Staying relevant in a world that is constantly changing is challenging for many nonprofits. To plan for the future and the risks that come with change, best practices direct boards to be inquisitive, think strategically, and remain relevant and connected to their communities. But how can boards,...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Recruitment, Youth Diversity

How to Catch a Unicorn: Diversify Your Nonprofit Board Like You Mean it

Posted by Jermaine Smith on Feb 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 

I am a millennial. I am a black man. I am a fundraiser. I am a board member (and soon board chair). These are some of the ways I describe myself. Yet, as my experience in the nonprofit sector has deepened, I have discovered that many board leaders describe me a different way:

I am a unicorn.

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Bench Warmers or Change Makers?

Posted by BoardSource on Oct 27, 2014 2:05:32 PM

IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION IN NONPROFIT BOARD SERVICE

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

20/20 Hindsight

Posted by Vernetta Walker on Apr 3, 2014 10:48:11 AM

By Vernetta Walker, chief governance officer and vice president of programs, BoardSource

A recent article, "World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages," really caught my attention. Irrespective of whether this board’s decisions were “right” or “wrong,” its actions...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Board Diversity IS Possible

Posted by BoardSource on Oct 15, 2013 4:12:52 PM

By George Jones, CEO, Bread for the City, and Yanique Redwood, Ph.D., president and CEO, Consumer Health Foundation

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

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