This educational session is geared toward board members in the Hudson Valley and is sponsored by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, the Dyson Foundation and the Hudson Valley Regional Advisory Council.
A diverse nonprofit board includes people of all genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and levels of ability.
Diversity ensures consideration of a variety of perspectives and ultimately helps the board make more informed decisions. But diversifying your board comes with challenges – how do you find new board members outside of your immediate circle? How do you ensure your board will embrace and respect a wider range of opinions and perspectives? Preparing for and embracing a diversified board requires commitment, planning, and humility.
In this session, we will discuss how to identify, attract, and retain diverse volunteers for your board. We will also talk with a nonprofit leader who has successfully used our BoardStrong platform to grow and diversify the board of their organization.