Diversify Your Board

The changing demographics of our country are creating a workforce more diverse than ever. With that diversity comes the need for nonprofit, foundation, commission and corporate boards to be more inclusive and more representative of the communities and customers they serve. Diverse governing boards can help institutions better align themselves with the communities they serve, stimulate dialogue and innovation, improve strategic thinking and decision-making and expand networks of dedicated talent.

Who’s Eligible

Nonprofits or well established for-profit corporations, commissions or foundations in good standing with the following:

  • Bylaws
  • Officers/Directors liability insurance
  • Job description for Board members
  • Board structure (meeting schedule, etc.)

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member organization of the African American Board Leadership Institute. At this time we are not accepting rolling applications. Below are the dates of our next application cycle:

January 2 – March 10, 2017
June 1 – September 1, 2017
October 23 – December 8, 2017

If you have any questions about the application process or about the benefits of membership with AABLI please contact:

Katarina V. Eleby
Manager, Programs & Operations
(213) 327-9164

Download Our Organizational Opportunities Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

No. At this time the referral services and membership benefits are offered at no cost.

The process is based on human interaction so a set timeline does not exist. We encourage our member organizations to attend as many networking events, workshops and seminars so they may engage with our alumni in-person.

Absolutely not! The more referrals we can provide the greater impact we can make. We hope that you are so satisfied with the caliber of individuals that we refer that your organization will be open to recruiting more alumni for your board.