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, businesses, or public entities with the following:

  • Directors/Officers liability insurance
  • Board member responsibilities
  • Board meeting schedule

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Member Organization of the African American Board Leadership Institute. Currently, the application process is closed however, we encourage you to fill out an interest form. Once the application portal is re-opened we will use the information provided to contact you.

Provide Us With Your Contact Information

If you have any questions please contact:

(213) 346 – 3240

We partner with nonprofit organizations that seek ethnic diversity and experience on their boards.

We work to match our alumni with these vital, active organizations.


Frequently Asked Questions

At this time the referral services and membership benefits are offered at no cost. However, there is a one-time nominal non-refundable $39 administrative fee due upon completion of the Member Organization application.

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.