Vice President of Leadership Initiatives
As vice president of leadership initiatives, Jim Taylor focuses on leading BoardSource’s efforts to position nonprofit boards for stronger leadership on diversity, inclusion, and equity. This includes leading the organization’s work to spark and support understanding, action, and change at the board level on these issues; serving as an external representative, speaker, and writer; developing new resources and programming; and partnering with peer organizations around the country. Jim also supervises the education team, which manages other key leadership initiatives, including nonprofit engagement in public policy advocacy and strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining BoardSource in December 2018, Jim held several leadership roles in community development and diversity, inclusion, and equity. As vice president of multicultural leadership at AARP, he developed partnerships to create greater access to health, wealth, and “quality of life” programs and information for African Americans of age 50+. At Capital One, in the roles of director of community relations and director of community development, Jim developed and implemented impactful national and local strategies that leveraged the organization’s philanthropic, volunteer, and programmatic resources to serve lower-income populations. As director of product innovation at Fannie Mae, he developed several successful first-time homebuyer programs targeted to multicultural audiences. And most recently, Jim was the corporate relations program officer at the Fairfax County (VA) Office of Public Private Partnerships, where he was a key member of the strategy team for the county’s racial and social equity policy, “One Fairfax.”
Jim has served on boards of directors and advisory boards of various local and regional nonprofits, including Carpenter’s Shelter, the Latino Economic Development Center, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (MD), Shelter House, and LearnServe International.
Jim is from Long Island, New York and earned a MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.