Developing a Strong and Diverse Nonprofit Board
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nonprofit
board of directors
diversity
program development

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Richardson, Micayla, Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Jennifer A. Jones, and Kimberly Wiley. 2022. “Developing a Strong and Diverse Nonprofit Board : FCS3369/FY1508, 5/2022”. EDIS 2022 (3). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy1508-2022.

Abstract

This publication aims to provide strategic direction to nonprofit leaders who want to develop their board of directors. It defines and describes board diversity, then explains how to recruit and maintain a diverse board. Written by Micayla Richardson, Marlen Barajas Espinosa, Jennifer A. Jones, and Kimberly Wiley, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2022.

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