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Recruit to Increase Board Diversity

Tracking board demographics is the foundation for improving board diversity

Association leaders are committing to improving diversity, equity and inclusion across their fields and within their organizations to better serve their increasingly diverse member communities. But at the top levels of volunteer leadership, how much is changing?

Not much, according to a forthcoming report from the ASAE Research Foundation. At least, not without deliberate effort.

Data from the research shows that the majority of association board members are still white men, age 30-59, in seats that are held for six years, on average. But associations that identify and target underrepresented groups for recruitment are making strides in changing their board composition.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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