The demographics of the United States are changing. According to the U.S. Census’ 2019 Population Estimates, the Latino population in the United States is 60.6 million strong, making people of Latino origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority.
A further breakdown of this population estimate includes the following 2019 – 2021 facts:
As this segment of the United States population increases in numbers and educational levels, non-profit organizations that are dedicated to Latino’s professional growth are increasingly important. Ensuring that these types of organizations are economically healthy with sustainable leadership models is critical to the prosperity of the Latino community and the United States.
A non-profit organization, dedicated to the employment, development and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals, decided to provide its board with governance training. In addition to training, this non-profit organization requested the development of an orientation manual.
The objective of this consulting assignment was to review all governance related activities to ensure that the organization’s board of directors understood their stewardship and fiduciary roles. Specific target areas were the following:
The approach for this assignment included: