Are you an intentionally inclusive nonprofit or board desiring to reflect the makeup of your diverse community?
According to Leading with Intent, only 20 percent of all board members are people of color, and a full 25 percent of nonprofit boards are 100 percent white. But having a diverse board not only allows for a range of experience, expertise, and perspectives; it allows your nonprofit better access to both community resources and a diverse makeup of community donors.
If you are affiliated with a nonprofit desiring a board of directors that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and are committed to diversity and inclusion, Board Connector would love to help you accomplish this goal.
Nonprofits interested in ensuring their boards are inclusive and reflect the diversity of their community must register their nonprofit below. When a nonprofit registers, that organization is affirming its long term commitment to an inclusive board. (We don't want you to just check a box.) Once the nonprofit is registered, Board Connector will contact the representative when candidates aligning with that nonprofit's needs are matched in the system.
In Chattanooga, the Charter Partner nonprofits include the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way's Center for Non-Profits, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute, and the City of Chattanooga's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Just click here or use the link below to submit your information. Our team will work to get you connected to the right candidates.
Register below to get started and by doing so, your nonprofit is expressing its commitment to diversity and having an inclusive board of directors.
"Nonprofit boards are the stewards of public assets - community assets. When board members have differing view points, which are informed by diverse experiences, they are more likely to take into account various risks, consequences, and implications of possible actions taken. Simply put, more diverse boards make better decisions for the community."
- Maeghan Jones