Decolonize Your Board

McCaw Hall September 14, 2023 2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

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Natalie Walrond
Renee Rubin Ross
Jan Masaoka
Jill LaLonde

There is growing demand for the boards of nonprofit organizations to better reflect the makeup of society and the people the organizations are serving. To achieve this, organizations need to actively seek board members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences, including those historically marginalized. By championing these changes, nonprofits will create culturally responsive governance and leadership structures that better reflect the communities they serve, dismantling privileged legacies and powerfully advancing social change. To learn strategies for creating board diversity, join Renee Rubin Ross, founder, The Ross Collective and director of Cal State University East Bay Nonprofit Management Certificate Program; Jill LaLonde, executive director of OneVillage Partners; Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits; and Natalie Walrond, director of Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities content area at WestEd and author of an SSIR cover story on this topic.