The U.S. is becoming more racially diverse. Since 2010, 96% of all U.S. counties registered an increase in their percentage of nonwhite residents. Yet the people who lead nonprofits including board members in the U.S. remain disproportionately white. In fact, less than 15% of board members are Black and Brown. As stewards of the public good, boards must act to alter and eliminate beliefs, practices, and policies that perpetuate structural and institutional racism and exclusion. This means being intentional about changing racial composition of board members and adapting cultures that alienate and exclude others from feeling welcomed.

Join us on Thursday, January 28 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to learn how to ground your organizational values and recruitment practices so that they are inclusive. You'll learn to redefine board roles by accepting accountability and setting the tone with deliberate, strategic action to have an increased presence of people of color on boards.

In this session, you'll learn to:

  • Understand why board diversity matters
  • Accept how board demographics are changing
  • Empower leaders of color in nonprofits to move towards race-equity on boards
  • Identify the characteristics of an inclusive-ready board
  • Apply a diversity and inclusiveness lens
  • Build a pipeline for diverse members
  • Locate sources to recruit diverse members
  • Properly onboard and include others in board culture
  • Conduct board meetings that foster inclusivity
  • Recognize the impact of diversity on fundraising
  • Embrace the value of collective networks in board inclusive culture
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Meet the Speaker:

Christal M. Cherry is President and Executive Consultant at The Board Pro, specializing in 90-minute fundraising, governance, and equity training for boards of directors. Visit the website at www.theboardpro.com to learn more about Touch Plans and Board Clinics.

The U.S. is becoming more racially diverse. Since 2010, 96% of all U.S. counties registered an increase in their percentage of nonwhite residents. Yet the people who lead nonprofits including board members in the U.S. remain disproportionately white. In fact, less than 15% of board members are Black and Brown. As stewards of the public good, boards must act to alter and eliminate beliefs, practices, and policies that perpetuate structural and institutional racism and exclusion. This means being intentional about changing racial composition of board members and adapting cultures that alienate and exclude others from feeling welcomed.

Join us on Thursday, January 28 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to learn how to ground your organizational values and recruitment practices so that they are inclusive. You'll learn to redefine board roles by accepting accountability and setting the tone with deliberate, strategic action to have an increased presence of people of color on boards.

In this session, you'll learn to:

  • Understand why board diversity matters
  • Accept how board demographics are changing
  • Empower leaders of color in nonprofits to move towards race-equity on boards
  • Identify the characteristics of an inclusive-ready board
  • Apply a diversity and inclusiveness lens
  • Build a pipeline for diverse members
  • Locate sources to recruit diverse members
  • Properly onboard and include others in board culture
  • Conduct board meetings that foster inclusivity
  • Recognize the impact of diversity on fundraising
  • Embrace the value of collective networks in board inclusive culture
Christal-Circle-Headshot-1

Meet the Speaker:

Christal M. Cherry is President and Executive Consultant at The Board Pro, specializing in 90-minute fundraising, governance, and equity training for boards of directors. Visit the website at www.theboardpro.com to learn more about Touch Plans and Board Clinics.