DANA Report Highlights Diversity Profile of Delaware Nonprofit Boards And Leaders
As part of its continuing efforts to provide resources to nonprofits on diversity policies and practices, DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement has released it’s 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report. The study seeks to understand the current makeup of Delaware nonprofit boards as well as the diversity profile of the executive director and senior teams.
Diversity can reflect many different characteristics, including age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, profession, experiences, and even where board members live. The report explores many of these characteristics but pays particular attention to racial diversity.
“DANA often receives requests from its nonprofit members on resources and strategies to enhance Board diversity and to reviewing practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI,” said DANA President & CEO, Sheila Bravo. “We hope that this report can help facilitate conversations around these important issues.”
The survey results will help inform DANA’s future program DEI offerings in addition to existing resources, workshops, assessment tools, and consulting services. DANA also hosts quarterly Communities of Practice that provide an online meeting space for those who are leading DEI initiatives within their nonprofits.
DANA is also joining with the United Way’s Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative and the YWCA for several one-hour Coffee & Conversations sessions this fall. Registration is still open for November (dana.events/cc2) and December (dana.events/cc3). These virtual gatherings are for nonprofit board directors to ask questions and discuss strategies for diversifying their boards. Visit https://delawarenonprofit.org/dei-report/ to read the report or download the infographic. Contact DANA at (302) 777-5500 or via email at [email protected] to learn more about DANA’s DEI training and consulting support services.