Nonprofit Board Leadership Reports


Better World Leadership Reports

The 2022 Report: The Imperative to Transform Nonprofit Boards to Become Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (& How To)

Included in the report:

  • Twelve Recommendations to Build Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI)
  • Nonprofit Boards by 2025
  • Building Your Ideal Board: A Blueprint
  • Conducting a Personal Self-Assessment: DEI
  • Conducting a Board Self-Assessment: DEI

The 2020 Report: Insights for Action

Insights for Action: DEI provides lessons for companies and nonprofits to make measurable progress in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The 2019 Report

Nonprofit board programs are uniquely effective for companies to advance leadership development, diversity and inclusion, recruitment and retention, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. The 2019 Better World Leadership Study looks at 

  • How companies use nonprofit board programs to develop business leaders for a sustainable future.

The 2018 Report

The 2018 Nonprofit Board Leadership Report breaks new ground. It shows that employees who serve on nonprofit boards develop in ways that change their behaviors, effectiveness, and productivity back at work, as soon as one to two years after beginning board service. The study shows how companies can 


  • Build more diverse, inclusive, and high performing workforces.
  • Advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The 2017 Report

    The 2017 Nonprofit Board Leadership Report provides evidence of the benefits of nonprofit board service for employees, their companies, nonprofits, and communities. The study shows that companies’ nonprofit board programs provide a pathway for businesses to 


    • Grow shareholder value by advancing diversity and inclusion, developing human capital for innovation, and helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

      Study Reveals Opportunity for Companies to Advance Diversity & Inclusion with Nonprofit Board Programs

      Nonprofit Board Programs Develop Diverse & Inclusive Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future

      Nonprofit Boards: Boot Camp for Corporate Executives

      The Company Perspective

      The Business Person Perspective

      “Just like I’ve recognized what I can bring from my company to the board, I also realized that I have more to contribute at my company. At work, sometimes you’re focused on your little piece of the puzzle. But now I see the bigger picture and can talk with peers about solving challenges.”

      “The benefits to my company of expanding the board program would be huge. This is where the creativity and the ability to solve new problems comes from.”


      “I”m involved in recruiting Ph.D.s to the company. The current generation has a strong desire to do meaningful things in society, so board service provides an  opportunity for recruiting and retaining. I get questions in interviews because candidates see what other companies are doing.”


      “As a board member working in the community, I see challenges that my company can help solve….local and world challenges. This kind of experience makes us better employees. We’re better equipped to innovate, help solve problems.”


      “There’s a lot of talent that’s not fully developed or leveraged. You become so much better as a leader when you get practice. When you get the opportunity to observe leaders from other backgrounds and in a variety of settings, you get to develop your own approach.”


      In A Better World, Inc., Korngold shows companies how to grow value by finding innovative solutions to the world's social, economic, and environmental challenges. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc. delineates best practices for corporations to mitigate risks, reduce costs, and grow value through effective board governance, NGO partnerships, and stakeholder engagement.

      In Leveraging Good Will, Alice Korngold shows how businesses can develop tomorrow’s leaders by having their executives properly matched, trained, and coached for board service.