This summer, 13 Austin nonprofit organizations will participate in The New Philanthropists’s first Nonprofit Inclusion Assessment. We’re excited to partner with Kazique Prince, PhD, of Jelani Consulting on this project.
Austin Emerging Arts Leaders
CASA of Travis County
Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas
Parents in Partnering
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
These participating nonprofits have at least 70% of their current board members participating in the Intercultural Development Inventory, which will prompt them to consider their individual challenges and goals for working with people from other cultures and nationalities. Throughout the month of August, these participants, which make up more than 90 current board members and executive directors, will complete the IDI, then we’ll gather them at the end of the month to review their responses and share insights.
For The New Philanthropists, this assessment marks a major step toward our work assessing and preparing boards for diversity. We believe increasing the diversity is a major change to most boards, therefore it’s imperative that we first gauge the readiness of each board as a group to help them determine their next steps.
As we continue to research and assess current board needs in Austin, we’ll share our findings with you.
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