The Impact of Leadership Diversity Among Nonprofit Organizations
Using survey data of nonprofit Chief Executive Officers (BoardSource Governance Index, 2016), we employ a moderated-mediation regression analytic approach to examine the relationship of dimensions of diversity among the leadership and governance teams (CEO, Board Chair, and Board of Directors), in terms of the governance practices of the board of directors, and with respect to organizational performance change. Our modeling decomposes the direct, indirect, and interaction effects of demographic diversity among three types of focal actors on three factors of governance practice and two dimensions of organizational performance change. The significance of this study lies in its ability to provide clarity to the on-going discourse assessing nonprofit organization diversity by examining how leadership and governance-team diversity and intersectionality contributes to sustainable organizational performance improvement, providing practical guidance to managers, leaders, and directors in order to improve organization outcomes.
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Bernstein, Ruth and Fredette, Christopher A., "The Impact of Leadership Diversity Among Nonprofit Organizations" (2019). SIAS Faculty Publications. 1099.