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2018 NGO Transparency Report Card

NGO Diversity Data Summary

Green 2.0 is releasing the diversity data from the top 40 environmental NGOs based on submissions to GuideStar as of April 1, 2018. Green 2.0 is committed to tracking diversity data so that we can measure the environmental movement’s progress year after year. We applaud the organizations that track and submit their demographic data annually. We strongly encourage other organizations to do the same, particularly those who have refused to submit their diversity data.

We have yet to crack the “green ceiling” as a movement. There’s much more progress to make. If the environmental movement wants to represent the entire American public, then we need to match the current U.S. workforce demograhics. We need to understand how we’re leading or lagging. Therefore, we’ve included a grey dotted line in the graphs below to represent the U.S. workforce for people of color and women.


It is important to note that the data displayed was voluntarily submitted and self reported by individual organizations. As such, the numbers will never be a perfect representation. Some people will decline to answer and will not be reflected in their organization’s data below. However, we know that it’s hugely important to track what we can. Green 2.0 is continually working with GuidesStar to improve the reporting process for greater accuracy and consistency.



Increase in female full-time staff members across all non-profits



Decrease in people of color full-time staff members across non-profits


Increase in female board members across all non-profits


Increase in people of color board members across all non-profits