Board Composition Matrix

High-performing nonprofit boards are both thoughtful and intentional in creating a strategically composed board of directors. Composition ideally reflects diversity in gender/identity, age, race/ethnicity, skill sets, professional expertise, circles of influence, and personal and leadership characteristics. Every board’s ideal composition should be considered in terms of the specific needs, strategies, and lifecycle of the organization, as the board looks forward several years.

The Governance Committee is requesting that you customize this matrix to reflect the breadth of characteristics and factors that you potentially wish to consider as we recruit new board members. To begin the process of identifying our board’s current composition compared with its ideal composition, please complete this survey. You should check the elements that best reflect your relationship to service on this board.