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Upcoming Events

Boards Count! Inland Empire Briefing

This groundbreaking report is based on the Inland Empire regional findings of Boards Count!, a study examining Latino representation on nearly 2,000 nonprofit boards in 19 U.S. major metropolitan areas. The CIELO Fund at IECF is a partner with Latinos LEAD in this initiative.

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California
3933 Mission Inn Avenue, Suite 103
Riverside, CA 92501

More than two-thirds of Inland Empire nonprofit boards lack meaningful Latino representation–despite the crucial societal role of these organizations in a region where Latinos make up 52% of the population.

Specifically, 41% of the Inland Empire nonprofit boards reviewed have no Latino members, while another 45 boards (23%) have only one Latino.
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, will deliver opening remarks. A panel discussion and audience Q&A will be held with the report’s authors and nonprofit leaders. Panel members will review highlights of Board Count! findings and provide recommendations for recruiting Latino board members.

Briefing Panelists:

Michelle Decker, President & CEO of the Inland Empire Community Foundation; Jesse Melgar, Founder and Chair, The CIELO Fund at IECF; and Patrick Salazar, Latinos LEAD Executive Director Boards Count! provides the first-ever baseline for objectively measuring Latino nonprofit board representation on nearly 2,000 nonprofit boards in 19 U.S. cities.

Past Events

Latinos LEAD Executive Director to Present Pilot Project Report

Date: Saturday May 20 at 3:15 p.m.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

"Achieving Board Diversity: Navigating Complex Paths to Inclusion"

Latinos LEAD will share important lessons gleaned from LEAD with Intent, a pilot project designed to test several concepts in nonprofit governance diversity and inclusion. Many of these lessons contributed to significant changes in Latinos LEAD’s own governing board recruiting program. Come away able to navigate challenges that may arise during your organization’s efforts toward governing board diversity and inclusion.

Latinos LEAD will also be hosting an exhibit in the MuseumExpo at the Colorado Convention Center.

Leadership Briefing – Los Angeles

Date: 04-17-2023 | Time: 11:00 AM | MALDEF – 634 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
A high-level briefing for nonprofit, public sector, and Latino community leaders will direct a spotlight squarely on the lack of Latino nonprofit leaders in Los Angeles.

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