Research for Action
Closing the Gaps: Gender and Race in Nonprofit Boardrooms
The Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University have released their second triennial report on board diversity in the largest medical and educational institutions in Greater Philadelphia. This is the first report on area board diversity based primarily on information from the institutions themselves.
Increasing Gender Diversity on the Boards of Nonprofit Eds and Meds
The Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and Nonprofit Issues® have jointly published a national study of gender diversity on the boards of major nonprofit educational and healthcare institutions. The report is based on in-depth confidential interviews with 59 ed and med board members and institutional leaders (chairs and chief executives) in 14 states and the District of Columbia, representing every region of the United States. This qualitative study explores the reasons behind the numbers reported in WNLI’s earlier report (with La Salle University and its Nonprofit Center) and recommends strategies for changing the numbers.
The Gender Gap in Nonprofit Boardrooms
The Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business released the first census of women board members of the 50 largest medical and educational institutions in Greater Philadelphia. The report is the first in-depth analysis of gender diversity on the boards of these major regional nonprofit institutions.
This research launches the first of what we hope will be a triennial look at the gender and racial composition of the boards of the largest 25 healthcare and 25 largest higher education nonprofits in the Philadelphia region.