What is equitable board recruitment, and what are some first steps?
In this webinar, Christal M. Cherry and Renee Rubin Ross will explore six questions you can use to assess your current board recruitment strategies in terms of equity and open up a discussion on equitable board recruitment with board members. We’ll also share some strategies we recommend to build a culture of equity and belonging on boards.   Learning Objectives:
• Learn about equitable board recruitment and why it matters
• Assess how well your board is doing on equitable board recruitment
• Determine one or two next steps you might take with your board to create a board recruitment process that builds belonging and equity
Speaker Christal M. Cherry
Christal M. Cherry, The Board Pro, worked for 23 years as a nonprofit fundraiser serving higher education institutions, seminaries, and human service organizations. Now a nonprofit board consultant, she equips and empowers boards to support their missions and change the world. Her services as Principal and CEO of the Board Pro, include recruitment, governance, fundraising, conflict resolution, diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging. Christal earned a MA in Counseling from Hampton University, a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University, and professional development certifications in nonprofit leadership, social media fundraising, and nonprofit management. She is a contributing author to Collecting Courage, a collection of first-person narratives from Black fundraisers documenting their experiences with racism in the nonprofit sector. In 2021, Christal authored her first children’s book, Mac and Cheez, Being Different is Okay which is available on Amazon.
Speaker Renee Rubin Ross Ph.D
Dr. Renee Rubin Ross is a nationally recognized strategic planning and board development consultant and founder of The Ross Collective. Committed to racial equity in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Ross supports organizations and individuals in practices that celebrate and amplify diverse voices and perspectives. Dr. Ross is also the Director of the Cal State University East Bay Nonprofit Management Certificate program and teaches strategic planning and board development for the program.
Host Josh Meyer
Josh Meyer brings more than 20 years of fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing experience to his current role as the VP, Demand Generation for Bloomerang. Currently, as a member of the Bloomerang marketing team, Josh manages all organization’s growth marketing efforts. Through his previous roles at the Human Rights Campaign and OneCause, he has a passion for helping to create positive change and helping nonprofits engage new donors and achieve their fundraising goals.