True diversity and inclusion are more than just the race and gender makeup of a group of people. True benefits of diversity come from employing people with different points of view and life experiences.
Debi Ghate, covered this topic in the The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
“Please provide us with demographic data for your board of directors, leadership, and staff.” Requests of this type are an increasingly common feature of foundation grant applications at a time when philanthropic organizations are targeting billions of dollars toward racial-justice and equity programs. The organization I work for, the Philanthropy Roundtable, is also asked to provide this type of information from time to time.
Read more at the The Chronicle of Philanthropy.