Right now, by best accounts, the population of Austin is less than 50% Anglo or white, non-Hispanic. And yet, according to a 2011 study, about 90% of nonprofit board members are white.
Put another way, people of color are more than 50% of the population but only about 10% of nonprofit board leadership. It’s also worth considering that many of the social issues served by nonprofits disproportionally affect people of color. Clearly, the leadership of most Central Texas nonprofits does not reflect the demographics of the population in general and, perhaps more relevantly, the population they serve.
How did it get this way? Read more on GivingCity Austin