Large Environmental Nonprofits Seek to Embrace Equity—Is the Needle Moving Yet?

Nonprofit Quarterly | May 24, 2018
Leadership in the nonprofit sector remains largely white… Perversely, even as we are actively talking about and studying this issue in the sector, the proportion of nonprofits who have all-white boards have risen both in the US and the UK. Conforming to this…the environmental sector is headed in the same direction but from a far worse place. Read the full article.

Moving to Action on Board Diversity

Center for Nonprofit Excellence | 2018
Thoughtful consideration of the questions in this article can help your board move beyond good intentions to develop an action plan. And action is needed, because decades of evidence show the value of diverse boards and suggests that diversity won’t happen without intentionality. Read the full article.

Board Time: Three Keys to Strategic Engagement

BoardSource Blog (Feb. 28, 2018)
This blog post is the first 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.
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You Can Diversify If You Want To

BoardSource Blog (Mar. 6, 2018)
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.
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Essential Responsibilities of Foundation Governance

Center for Effective Philanthropy (Mar. 1, 2018)
Nearly a third of CEO respondents in a just-released BoardSource study on foundation governance reported that they hadn’t had a performance review in the past 12 months. Eighteen percent of the 111 respondents said they’d never been evaluated.
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Too Many Foundation Boards Are Failing at Diversity

Center for Effective Philanthropy (Mar. 5, 2018)
Ensuring regular turnover of current board members and then prioritizing diversity in the recruitment of new ones is the only path forward for foundation boards if they are to make the kind of dramatic progress on diversity that is so desperately needed.
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After 25 Years of Talk, Are Nonprofits Ready to Act on Diversity?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Mar. 7, 2018)
Last year’s BoardSource report found that only about a quarter of executives and board chairs placed a “high priority” on demographics in recruitment. “There’s no mystery in terms of why boards have not become diverse,” says Anne Wallestad, president of BoardSource.
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Foundation Board Recruitment Practices Lagging, Report Finds

Foundation Center (Mar. 5, 2018)
Foundation boards lack racial/ethnic diversity in significant ways and, given current board recruitment practices, that is unlikely to change, a new report from BoardSource finds.
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Nonprofit Workers Under Stress: How Leaders Can Respond

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Feb. 23, 2018)
Nonprofits face unprecedented challenges and new opportunities driven by the political landscape, social movements, and an increased desire to change the status quo.
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Culture, Inclusion, and Nonprofit Competence: The Unbreakable Links

Nonprofit Quarterly (Jan. 26, 2018)
BoardSource data that shows that many organizations fail to make a real effort to become more inclusive…
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