Developing a Strong and Diverse Nonprofit Board

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2021: $77,867.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2022
Grant Recipients: University of Florida; Florida A&M University
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kimberly Wiley
University of Florida
Dr. Jennifer Jones
University of Florida
Dr. Marilyn Swisher
University of Florida
This publication aims to provide strategic direction to nonprofit leaders who want to develop their board of directors. A board of directors governs a nonprofit organization; it is responsible for setting the nonprofit’s direction, hiring and evaluating the CEO, and providing leadership in all areas of the organization. The quality of governance depends on the quality and diversity of the board members. Thus, effective boards prioritize member recruitment, selection, and retention. This publication focuses on how to develop and maintain a high-quality board roster. It defines and describes board diversity, then explains how to recruit and maintain a diverse board.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Micayla Richardson, University of Florida
Marlen Barajas Espinosa, University of Florida
Jennifer Jones, University of Florida
Kimberly Wiley, University of Florida
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
Ordering info:
Kimberly Wiley
[email protected]
University of Florida
PO Box 110310
Gainesville, FL 32611-0310
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.