Nonprofits need dedicated people to meet the mission of the organization and to address the social and societal conditions they were established to address. With five generations of workers in the workplace, the field for new, nonprofit, board-level volunteers is large. However, research shows that young professionals and marginalized racial minorities are underrepresented or not represented in this area. Why is this our current reality and what is hindering the service of these leaders on nonprofit boards? Shawn Edwards examines the role of representation in generational and racial terms on the board of directors of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina.
Increasing generational and racial diversity on boards