How Diverse is Your Board?

Cris Bautista from VolunteerMatch‘s Engaging Volunteers blog posted a great piece about the importance of having a diverse board that truly represents the community it serves. As Clubs and Associations, are your boards as diverse as your communities are? If not, try some of Cris’s suggestions when recruiting volunteers for the board or any of your volunteer positions:

  • Make sure the photographs in your advertisements and recruiting materials contain the diversity you seek
  • Actively recruit in places and use media that cater to minorities, such as community centers, churches, radio stations, and mobile phones
  • Connect with other nonprofits that specifically target minorities and create partnerships with them

Read the full post at Engaging Volunteers for even more tips on how to diversify your volunteer corps.

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About Hillary Beehler

I'm the Organization and Member Services Director for Washington Youth Soccer, the US Youth Soccer charter association for the State of Washington. WA Youth Soccer serves over 125,000 registered players across all levels of play, from Under 5 to Under 19.
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