Racial and ethnic diversity is lacking among nonprofit leaders – but there are ways to change that – The Edwardsville Intelligencer – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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(THE CONVERSATION) About 87% of nonprofit CEOs in the U.S. were white in 2019, down from 90% in 2016. Similarly, roughly 78% of nonprofit board members were white in 2019, down from 84% in 2016, according to Board Source, a nonprofit that tracks this information.

In a country where Black and Latino individuals and other people of color make up about 40% of the population, this lack of diversity among nonprofit leaders could interfere with both the work that nonprofits do and their influence in the communities they serve, for several reasons.

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