For Board Prospects
The New Philanthropists (TNP) has developed a Board Matching Program founded in the values that support our mission to create a more racially diverse, equitable and inclusive nonprofit board sector. As a board prospect of color, this program is designed to help you gain access to board leadership opportunities and provide you with the necessary resources to navigate board norms. At TNP we believe in creating a cultural shift on boards that challenges institutional systems and fosters diversity, equity and inclusion. As a board prospect of color, we value your presence, commitment and willingness to take on the work it takes to transform governance.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Journey
You might have asked yourself by now, “Why does TNP keep referring to a journey?” We know that referral systems do not work for diverse board recruitment and that in order to create a cultural shift on your board you have to be intentional and strategic in your approach. We refer to this transformative work as a DEI journey. Specifically, there are two journeys that take place through our programming: an internal journey that leads you to become an inclusive leader and advocate of DEI values, and an organizational journey that helps the board as a group understand their baseline and the direction that needs to be taken as a collective.
There’s a lot of work to do and we’re just getting started! It all begins with cultivating relationships within Latinx, Black, and Asian communities and serving as a matching source for nonprofit boards and board prospects within those communities. However, matchmaking for us goes way beyond a checkbox. At TNP, we understand that in order to make our impact sustainable we must work from the inside out to educate, empower, and uphold responsible nonprofits and leaders of color on the importance of diversity and the benefits that result from it.