We applaud nonprofit boards and volunteer committees that endeavor to create a diverse organization through their hiring and recruitment practices. We just have one teeny tiny critique. In seeking a diverse organization, nonprofits tend to look for diverse individuals—but there’s no such thing. A diverse nonprofit board, or a diverse set of volunteers is certainly possible. But an individual nonprofit board member or volunteer cannot be diverse in and of herself.
Without a doubt, diversity is a noble and worthy goal for your nonprofit board and volunteer recruitment plans. But seeking diverse candidates is a vain search indeed. For practical advice on how your nonprofit can assemble a dynamic, diverse group of board members and volunteers, follow the link below.
There Is No Such Thing as a Diverse Candidate [Nonprofit Professionals]