It's Time to Either Put Up or Shut Up About Diversity

Apr 27, 2010

"A new study released yesterday by the Racial Diversity Collaborative and the Urban Institute points out that 92 percent of national nonprofits headquartered in Washington, DC are led by white executive directors.

"It's 2010. By now, we know it's a problem and we know it's important for organizational effectiveness. By now, we've had more than enough time to think about it, study it, and hire consultants to tell us how to do it.

"Now is the time for the nonprofit sector to either put up or shut up about diversity already. Because if these numbers don't start getting any better, it's fair to assume that we really just don't care."

By Rosetta Thurman
Chronicle of Philanthrophy
March 31, 2010