Resources & Research

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A Fresh Look at Diversity and Boards

This article, the first in a three-part series written by Jan Masaoka for Blue Avocado, takes a careful look at a diversity and nonprofit boards. Masaoka lays out the reasons in support of diversity as well as some practical advice, such as constructing diversity statement. A related article, "Recruiting for Board Diversity," offers practical tips for recruiting people 'unlike ourselves.'

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Nonprofit Board Member Recruiting/Matching Program, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Foellinger Foundation of Fort Wayne, Indiana, granted $40,400 over two years to support Get on Board, a project to connect exemplary veterans of local nonprofit governing boards with young leaders interested in serving in similar capacities. The veterans, a pool of people drawn from nominees for a foundation community board service award, act as mentors and share their knowledge of how to be effective in the role.