Finding ethnic and racial minorities to serve on boards is a major challenge for many nonprofits.
Learn how your group can build ties with local multicultural leaders and identify potential trustees and how you can encourage your board members to make diversity a priority in the transcript below.
Mike Curtin is chief executive officer of D.C. Central Kitchen, where he has recruited a more diverse range of people to serve on the board. Today half of the group's board members are women and 30 percent are minorities. The trustees are community leaders from all walks of life, including farmers, chefs, business owners, lawyers, and executives.
Mando Rayo, a vice president at the communications firm Cultural Strategies, is a co-chair of Engage 501, a statewide effort to help nonprofits reach ethnic and racial minorities, and a board member of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations.