Planting the Seeds for Nonprofit Board Equity

Webinar with Dr. Renee Rubin Ross and Christal M. Cherry

Planting the Seeds for Nonprofit Board Equity


Dr. Renee Rubin Ross, Founder of The Ross Collective

Christal M. Cherry, Founder of The Board Pro

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In this session, Christal Cherry and Renee Rubin Ross will share four questions that you can use to move your board towards equity. We’ll share examples of challenges that many boards have and some tools to move through them.

You’ll leave this session being able to:

  • Recognize challenges your board is experience around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Learn about some possible steps you can take to open up conversations around racial
    equity and build belonging on your board
  • Determine which of these next steps might fit your board.

About Our Speakers

Dr. Renee Rubin Ross is a recognized leader on board and organizational development and strategy and the founder of The Ross Collective, a consulting firm that designs and leads inclusive, participatory processes for social sector boards and staff. Committed to racial equity in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Ross guides leaders and organizations in strategic plans and governance processes that deepen social change, racial justice, stakeholder engagement, and community strength. In addition to her consulting work, Dr. Ross is the Director of the Cal State University East Bay Nonprofit Management Certificate program and teaches Strategic Planning and Board Development for the program.

Christal M. Cherry, founder of The Board Pro, is a trained fundraiser with more than 22 years on nonprofit experience serving on executive teams, as a liaison with boards, and a confidant to the CEO/Executive Director. Christal has a passion to help transform board members into impactful leaders. As wise stewards for public good, directors have the power to change the world through board service. The Board Pro (TBP) has a niche and skill in equipping board members with the tools they need to effectively govern and help nonprofits to fulfill their missions, scale, and become change agents in their communities.

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