Report: Nonprofit Boards Are Overwhelmingly White

Published: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:54pm

Nonprofits — from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America to local animals shelters and food kitchens — can have a big impact on the communities they serve. But a new study that looks at their boards shows that they have a privilege problem.

And The Show’s Lauren Gilger joins us now to tell us more about this new report.

The report came from BoardSource, a nonprofit that works to improve governance in the nonprofit sector. And it shows that even as the country becomes more diverse, nonprofit boards are overwhelmingly white.

I spoke with BoardSource CEO Anne Wallestad about this. 

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