Earlier this week, BoardSource released Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. BoardSource provides nonprofit leaders with tools, resources, and research to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact. Leading with Intent 2017 is the ninth in their series of reports focusing on nonprofit board composition, practices, performance, and culture. This new report reiterates key findings from BMP’s Race to Lead report and points to the ongoing need to target those governing nonprofit organizations to challenge the norms and assumptions that perpetuate the racial leadership gap.
Overall, BoardSource’s findings on key questions about diversity have remained the same from year to year…or gotten worse.