Diversity: Gender and Sexual Orientation

The materials here will help you to evolve and adapt volunteer involvement practices to be more welcoming and effective with volunteers of all genders and sexual orientations. However. "diversity" encompasses many demographics and you may want to look at some of the other library categories as well as this one.

BoardSource 2017 Finds a New Platform for Action in the Face of Declining Diversity, Ruth McCambridge and Cyndi Suarez, Nonprofit Quarterly, 2017

Review of the BoardSource 2017 survey.

An Untapped Volunteer Resource: People with HIV Disease, ARC, or AIDS, Irene K. Wysocki, The Journal of Volunteer Administration, Spring 1991,Volume IX, No. 3
Volume IX, No. 3, pp. 8-13, Copyright 1991
What's Gender Got to Do with It?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 1997
Whom Don’t We Ask to Volunteer?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2014
A comprehensive online guide about volunteering and community participation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, from Beyond Barriers in Scotland.

Produced by the National Centre for Volunteering (UK), this booklet examines how developing the right policies leads to a more diverse volunteer corps.

, 2002, pp. 20

Report from BoardSource  on its survey of more than 1700 board chairs and executives of nonprofit organizations sharing data and insights about their boards’ composition, practices, performance, and culture. Of special interest for its data on lack of diversity. See a review of the study published in Nonprofit Quarterly on 9/6/17.

, 2017, pp. 64
Assesses factors that increase male volunteering in service programs and offers concrete approaches to overcoming barriers and designing programs that are attractive to males.
LGBT Consortium (UK)

Have created an entire Web area with free downloadable resources called collectively:Volunteering on a Shoestring (not another toolkit!). Written in 2008 for the LGBT community but applicable to any setting, especially those at the grassroots level. Includes PDF guides, templates and case studies. (Update: As of 2014, contents available only to members.)

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