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The Governance Gap: Examining Diversity and Equity in Nonprofit Boards of Directors

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Published Date
January, 2019

The overall lack of diversity in the nonprofit sector is a well-known issue. This report on KOYA Leadership Partners' survey of nonprofit board members indicates that boards are aware of the importance of diversity and inclusion and want to become more diverse, but they lack the knowledge, skills, resources, and genuine commitment to change required to turn that awareness into action. This report aims to provide an overview of the current state of diversity on boards and offer actionable steps that boards can take, starting today, to increase diversity and inclusion.

The Governance Gap survey and this accompanying report are the results of a single, simple premise: to build a truly diverse and inclusive nonprofit sector that reflects the realities of population demographics and the clients that so many organizations serve, you have to start at the top, with their boards of directors.