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A survey of association and nonprofit board members explores what motivates directors to serve, how directors view their roles, and how the organizations they support can improve their experience.

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In 2016, Fortune 500 boards, which filled a record number of seats, made strides toward greater diversity, appointing more Hispanic directors than ever. But women directors lost ground. Learn more about the latest trends in board composition and experience in this year’s Board Monitor.

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Despite Fortune 500 boards filling a record number of seats with independent directors in 2015, diversity among new directors stalled. Learn more about trends in board composition in the 2016 Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor.

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Lisa Hook, President and CEO of data-analytics provider Neustar (and an experienced non-executive director), discusses the differences between corporate governance in the UK and the US, and outlines important challenges associated with improving board diversity.

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Diversity on boards—including not only ethnic and gender diversity but diversity of experiences as well—is limited today. Companies can take five steps to help ensure more diversity in their boardrooms.

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Nonprofit boards across America are grappling with the countervailing forces of funding pressures and increasing demands for their services, with most saying they are unable to meet their community needs. To deal with these and other issues, board chairs are looking for deeper business expertise, greater diversity, and new skills on their boards to deal with new realities.

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