Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Your Nonprofit Board Culture 

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Your Lone Star Council CGP is back and in person for our 2021-2022 professional development series, with social distancing and safety protocols in place, in the Hickman Center on the campus of ACH Child and Family Services, 3712 Wichita St, Fort Worth, TX 76119. Click here for a campus map to the Hickman Center.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: The issue of racial inequity continues to be at the forefront of our current national conversation. As nonprofit leaders we play a unique role in bridging societal divisions and brokering solutions, so it is essential that we are operating at our best, which requires boards to be diverse in their board compositions, inclusive in their board cultures, and equity-focused in how boards see the connection between equity and their work. In this session we will discuss the importance of this work to nonprofit missions, current national data on nonprofit board diversity, and key steps boards can take (regardless of where they are in their racial equity journeys) to become more impactful through a greater commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will also share links to tools and resources that boards may utilize for further advancement of their racial equity work.

Bring your board chairs and CEOs to this meeting!

 Learning Objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on nonprofit boards nationally.
  • To identify current obstacles to boards becoming more diverse, inclusive, and equity-focused.
  • To learn what boards need to do differently to achieve greater progress on DEI.
  • To share tools and resources to assist board members individually and as a group on their “equity journeys.”

Participants will: 

  • Have a greater capacity to “deal with discomfort” regarding discussing equity issues.
  • Be able to share with their full boards specific strategies and action steps to enhance board recruitment and retention of more diverse candidates.
  • Become aware of tools, resources, and exercises that they can engage in as a full board.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERAs vice president of leadership initiatives for BoardSource, Jim Taylor focuses on leading BoardSource’s efforts to position nonprofit boards for stronger leadership on diversity, inclusion, and equity. Prior to joining BoardSource in 2018, Jim held several leadership roles in community development and diversity, inclusion, and equity. As vice president of multicultural leadership at AARP, he developed partnerships to create greater access to health, wealth, and “quality of life” programs & information for African Americans age 50+. At Capital One, in the roles of director of community relations and director of community development, Jim developed and implemented impactful national and local strategies that leveraged the organization’s philanthropic, volunteer, and programmatic resources to serve lower-income populations. As director of product innovation at Fannie Mae, he developed several successful first-time homebuyer programs targeted to multicultural audiences. Most recently, Jim was the corporate relations program officer at the Fairfax County (VA) Office of Public Private Partnerships, where he was a key member of the strategy team for the county’s racial and social equity policy, “One Fairfax.”

Jim has served on boards of directors and advisory boards of various local and regional nonprofits, including Carpenter’s Shelter, the Latino Economic Development Center, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (MD), Shelter House, and LearnServe International. Jim is also a member of the LEAP Ambassadors Community, a private, international community of social sector experts and leaders who believe that mission and performance are inextricably linked.

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