“Why most nonprofit boards resemble whiteboards and how to fix that” – The Conversation

“At a time when only 61.3 percent of Americans are white, about 84 percent of nonprofit board members are in that demographic group, along with 90 percent of nonprofit board chairs.”

white board“Nonprofit boards should be more diverse than this group, but too often they’re not. dotshock/Shutterstock.com”

“You may not recognize the name Tarana Burke. She’s the black woman who founded the #MeToo movement a decade ago to support women of color who survive sexual harassment and assault.

“Although this movement has mostly directed attention to work-related abuses involving white women since it hit critical mass in 2017, it also speaks to me as a black man because of the racial discrimination I personally experienced many years ago as a nonprofit CEO.

“Today, I blame that predicament on the lack of leadership diversity on my nonprofit’s board … ”

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