Board diversity – Getting the right mix
Abstract: In its infancy, a nonprofit may simply want to get the word out about its mission. So recruiting as many loved ones, friends and friends of friends as possible might be the most efficient approach. As time passes, however, the not-for-profit might find that it’s represented solely by one race, sex, religion or economic class. This article explains that, as an organization grows, board diversity is necessary to show that the nonprofit represents the population it serves as well as the community in which it operates. It then offers suggestions for achieving this goal.