Diversity Board Matrix

Institutions’ alumni populations have become more diverse in recent years. To signal a commitment to this diversity, advancement needs to align the demographics of their affiliated boards and councils with the alumni population.

Currently, most advancement-affiliated boards and councils represent traditional donors (i.e., white heterosexual males and couples from the silent and baby boomer generations) and do not highlight the diversity of our alumni. Advancement needs to systematically diversify their boards and councils to prevent the gap between leaders and constituents from continuing to grow.

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