Sources for Building a Diverse Board

Several organizations in Georgia prepare emerging leaders and diverse voices for board service. In addition, professional associations are great places to start looking for candidates with the particular skills you need.

You can also find top candidates, ready to take on board service, using The Board Finder, a tool designed by GCN for Georgia’s nonprofit community.

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation Women on Board program is designed to increase women’s representation on nonprofit boards by providing effective governance training and connecting participants to nonprofit organizations.

The Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, trains individuals with developmental disabilities and their facilitators for service on boards and advisory councils.

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Volunteer Involvement Program identifies, recruits, and places diverse leaders from greater Atlanta into policy-making roles.

Some of the state’s professional associations you may want to investigate:


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