The idea is that boards should reflect the demographics of the community they serve.
In pursuit of a more diverse community filling the ranks of local nonprofit boards, United Way of Central Ohio created a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Advisory Council with members from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The council surveyed 806 board members from 41 organizations it funds and received responses from 35 percent of individuals. Guided by the principle that nonprofit boards should reflect the demographics of the community they serve, the survey found Columbus nonprofits could improve.
View the infographic to see how.
Katy Smith is the editor of Columbus CEO.