In Boost Your Nonprofit Board: A Diversification Guide, expert Ali Levin provides the tools to successfully initiate and sustain your board diversity efforts. Through practical and actionable steps, you will learn how to develop a diverse board that’s most effective for your organization. Boost Your Nonprofit Board: A Diversification Guide gives you everything you need to create a board that represents your community and the nonprofits of the future.
This board diversity guidebook begins with several chapters that educate and provide background on where we are today, the benefits and challenges of diversification. This section explains how diversity can help you meet your mission and why diversity should not be looked at as a one-time obligation.
This board diversity guidebook summarizes the historical reasons behind the abysmal state of board diversity today. To effectively accomplish diversifying your board, it is important to have this background and knowledge in order to apply a race equity lens to your effort.
Once it has given readers a solid grasp of the current state of affairs, the guide moves into the steps of how to get this done. This section outlines how to assess where your board stands today and then outlines how to create an inclusive environment to set up your board diversity initiative for success.
This section of the board diversity guidebook provides recommendations to determine the composition and structure of your ideal board, steps to create a recruitment plan, and details of positive new board member integration.
This section approaches team dynamics and building trust with your diverse board. This chapter also provides insights into making board diversification a lasting change by periodically measuring your progress; building board diversity, equity and inclusion into your processes, strategies, and annual goals; and trickling this down to the rest of
This section of the board diversity guidebook includes a comprehensive list of links and resources organized by category to help your organization along the way. The appendices include: Current State Composition Matrix and Future State Composition Matrix.