BOARD PIPELINE

Associated Black Charities’  Board Pipeline Leadership Development Project is committed to developing a pipeline of professionals from racially under-represented communities to serve on boards in our region.The Board Pipeline Leadership Project helps to provide pathways of access and opportunity. It promotes equity, expanding the diversity of nonprofit boards, by opening doors for an expanded use of the “time, talent, and treasure” that qualified professionals of color can bring to board service for the benefit of Baltimore and its surrounding areas and region.

Many of the nonprofits seeking professionals with racially diverse backgrounds are also nonprofits that serve low income communities of color.  This provides a double bottom line “return on investment” on behalf of the community and on behalf of the professionals of color.

The Board Leadership Pipeline convenes for one evening on three consecutive weeks.  This training equips interested candidates with the skills and techniques needed to be more effective board members.

We invite you to become an Associated Black Charities’ Board Pipeline Professional. Please submit your bio and resume, as two separate documents with contact information on each, along with a short e-mail of interest to – or contact for more information — Ms. A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager, More in the Middle Initiative, aayira@abc-md.org.

“The board pipeline development program definitely prepared me for the work that I am now engaged in with Woodbourne.  Words alone do not allow me to properly articulate my gratitude to you, Adar and ABC.  This experience is blessing my life.  I am both honored and humbled to have been a participant and will continue to strive to positively represent the Board Pipeline Leadership Development Program and ABC.”

Tracey L. Durant, Ed.D.