Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Museums So White: Survey Reveals Deep Lack of Diversity - NON PROFIT QUARTERLY

Originally published: May 9, 2017

A new report issued by the American Alliance of Museums at its annual meeting offers some pretty stark statistics as far as diversity and inclusion are concerned—worse than the sector overall if we compare these numbers to the nonprofits surveyed by BoardSource’s most recent Leading with Intent study.

Here is what the survey of museum boards found:

The demographic profile of museum board members reveals considerable ethnic and racial homogeneity along with minimal age diversity. Board composition is tipped to white, older males—more so than at other nonprofit organizations. Forty-six percent…of museum boards are all white, compared to 30 percent of nonprofit boards. (It should be noted that number has increased from 25 percent in the last such survey.)