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Benefiting from Board Diversity

From BoardSource

Today’s post comes from BoardSource and focuses on the various benefits from diversity among board members.

“Board members have a surprisingly demanding and varied job to do. Rarely can one board member fulfill most of the necessary functions. If that was the case, few boards would need more than two or three members. By focusing on defining board diversity in terms of skills, aptitude, and perspectives, we can create a structure for matching organizational needs with appropriate board member candidates.”

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