I’ve been involved in board governance for almost a decade. The first board I ever joined was a board entirely made up of youth under 25. Perhaps this is why this article rings so true to me, and isn’t difficult to comprehend!

While I definitely can appreciate the structure and clear cut process that traditional boards use, it’s also important to understand how these structures benefit certain voices, and uphold oppressive structures of white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy and heterosexism.

By considering new forms of board structures, we can better represent community needs. This article is great at helping us think this through!

“The default nonprofit board model is archaic and toxic; let’s try some new models”

Check out the article from NonProfitAF.com

“But how could boards not be crappy? We are talking about a structure where groups of volunteers who barely know one another, see one percent of the work, often don’t reflect the communities we serve, and who may have little to no experience running nonprofits, being given vast power to supervise leadership and determine values, policies, and practices. Why did we think this weird structure would work?”

NonProfitAF.com / Vu