Diversity in the nonprofit sector

Content for Tuesday, March 29, 2022


Written response question

The formal nonprofit sector has historically been controlled by wealthy white straight men, and the institutional foundations of the sector often benefits these groups of people. How do you think foundations and nonprofits could/should change those institutional structures and enhance the diversity and representativeness of the sector? (Answer in ≈150 words.)


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  1. Gary M. Grobman, An Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector: A Practical Approach for the Twenty-First Century, 6th ed. (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: White Hat Communications, 2021). ↩︎

  2. Seth J. Meyer, Elizabeth J. Dale, and Kareem K. M. Willis, ““Where My Gays at?” The Status of LGBTQ People and Queer Theory in Nonprofit Research,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2021, 1–21, doi:10.1177/08997640211021497. ↩︎