A nonprofit board of directors is supposed to be a group of people with one thing in common: a commitment to advancing the organization. Ideally, their backgrounds should have little in common. Strong boards consist of people of different professional backgrounds, skill sets, community connections, and experiences. Furthermore, board diversity should also be reflected in the members’ gender, age, ethnicity, religious background, and so on.
Often, this is not the case. The founder of a nonprofit recruits peers as board members, and the next thing we know, everyone at the table looks the same. How does a nonprofit break out of this pattern? How can we be sure to cultivate a board with the strength that only comes from diversity?
In our upcoming webinar, “Diverse Board Recruiting Unlocked”, we explore the topic of board diversity with Dr. Joynicole Martinez. Her extensive background includes board membership on multiple nonprofits, work with Hispanic veterans, and consulting nonprofits on strengthening diversity.
Dr. Joynicole Martinez has worked with nonprofits for over 20 years. She has a doctorate in Health Sciences and has worked to advance the equality of housing and educational opportunities for people of all backgrounds and income levels, with an emphasis on public health outcomes. She is currently the CEO of Alchemist Agency, a nonprofit and business consultancy. Dr. Martinez serves on several boards, including The Franklin Foundation for Innovation, Association of Nonprofit Specialists INC, All Ladies League, and Wisdom to BELIEVE Foundation. Her passion is “where wealth, philanthropy, wellness, and shelter intersect.”
REGISTER NOW, so you don’t miss this informative discussion. We will be fielding your questions and comments throughout the webinar. Can’t make it that day? Don’t worry, we will have a webinar replay available the next day. Stay tuned for the replay on our blog.
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