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Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Board Culture & Performance
October 16, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Many boards are interested in becoming more diverse, but aren’t sure where to begin the next steps towards advancing their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations. TVNPA welcomes Jim Taylor from BoardSource in an online discussion about building diverse and, ultimately, more effective leadership teams.
In this session, Jim will address how this relevant work positively affects the mission of the nonprofit. Jim will inform us of current national data on nonprofit board diversity and how it can be beneficial to an organization’s overall board performance. Additionally, Jim will outline specific steps and best practices your board can take to foster a more inclusive and diverse culture within your board leadership.
BoardSource is among the top leading membership organizations providing education, resources and training in developing nonprofit boards to “advance the mission you care so deeply about and change the world for the better.”
As Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, Jim Taylor focuses on leading BoardSource’s efforts to position nonprofit boards for stronger leadership on diversity, inclusion, and equity. This includes: leading the organization’s work to spark and support understanding, action and change at the board level on these issues; serving as an external representative, speaker and writer; developing new resources and programming; and partnering with peer organizations around the country.
Prior to joining BoardSource in December 2018, Jim held several leadership roles in community development and diversity, inclusion, and equity. As Vice President of Multicultural Leadership at AARP, he developed partnerships to create greater access to health, wealth, and “quality of life” programs and information for African Americans of age 50+. At Capital One, in the roles of Director of Community Relations and Director of Community Development, Jim developed and implemented impactful national and local strategies that leveraged the organization’s philanthropic, volunteer, and programmatic resources to serve lower-income populations. As Director of Product Innovation at Fannie Mae, he developed several successful first-time homebuyer programs targeted to multicultural audiences. And most recently, Jim was the Corporate Relations Program Officer at the Fairfax County (Virginia) Office of Public Private Partnerships, where he was a key member of the strategy team for the county’s racial and social equity policy, “One Fairfax.”
Jim has served on boards of directors and advisory boards of various local and regional nonprofits, including Carpenter’s Shelter, The Giving Square, the Latino Economic Development Center, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (Maryland), Shelter House, and LearnServe International.
Jim is from Long Island, New York and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.