Board Member

"As the decision-making body at the highest level of organizational leadership. boards play a critical role in creating an organization that prioritizes, supports and invests in diversity, inclusion and equality." --BoardSource

Hands together

Intentionally Assemble a Diverse Board of Directors  When the board is composed of diverse members, it is better able to understand the voices and perspectives, concerns and interests of their community.

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Build Awareness and Understanding  Responsible board leaders spend time working diligently to understand both historical and current disparities, injustices, and inequities related to their mission, community, and those served by the organization.

Glossary of Terms

BoardSource Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

LeadingAge Research on Diversity

If you are a leader of color, join the LeadingAge Leaders of Color Member Network.  And, check out their webinar "Allies in Action: Creating a Supportive Workplace."

Access FSA's Diversity & Inclusion Resource Library

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Understand Your Implicit Bias  Implicit or Unconscious Bias is a bias or prejudice that exists but is not consciously held or recognized based on a variety of factors, including age, race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Watch a Video: Stereotypical Hiring Practices: a TEDx talk by Gail Tolstoi-Miller.

Circle of Trust: Building awareness around who we trust can help us be mindful about who we select, hire, promote, and mentor. Examine the people you trust and consider ways your circle might be expanded.

Take the Implicit Association Test through Harvard University's Project Implicit to check your own unconscious biases.

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Monitor and Hold Yourself Accountable

The Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark Model is a comprehensive approach to changing the system as a whole. It gives you a beginning look at industry best practices and will help you identify steps your organization should take using benchmarks, which include internal and external, foundational and bridging factors. 


Diversity Statement

Please contact us for more details about how FSA can help your organization foster a diverse, inclusive environment.