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May Virtual Workshop
Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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AFP Chicago Virtual Workshop

May Virtual Workshop
Topic: Building Board Diversity and Representation (Part II)
Friday, May 13, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Open to Members ($20) and Non-Members ($30)

In the journey of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at a nonprofit, everyone at your organization, including the board, can play a role and lead by example. Diversity is not a box an organization can check off and forget about. A nonprofit’s board composition can either help or hinder how connected an organization is to the communities they serve. Many nonprofits are looking to diversify their board, aiming to understand what a focus on DEI means for their organization and board members. Having a board with diverse perspectives, lived experiences, and expertise puts any organization in a stronger position to plan for the future, be adaptive, and make better decisions.

Over the course of a two-part series, AFP Chicago will explore building board diversity and representation through the following focus areas:

On April 8, 2022, PART I covered: 

  • What DEI means for an organization
  • What do we mean by board diversity and why is it important?
  • Assessing the needs of the organization and the board
  • Best Practices
  • Board Retention

PART II (May 13, 2022) 

  • Putting it into action and where we go from here
  • Case studies from local nonprofits

This workshop is approved for 1 CFRE point.

Register for May 2022 Virtual Workshop


Char RivetteChar Rivette, MSW, LCSW view bio
Executive Director
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center 





Tiffany McDowellTiffany McDowell, PhD view bio
Equity Institute Director
YWCA Evanston/North Shore





Carlette MackCarlette Mack | view bio
Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Covenant House International