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Leading with Intent: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017

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Leading with Intent: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017

BoardSource has consistently tracked trends in nonprofit board leadership since 1994. In the summer of 2016, board chairs and executives from roughly 1,300 nonprofit organizations responded to a survey asking about their board’s composition, practices, performance, and culture. Leading with Intent found that people of color comprise 10% of CEOs, 10% of Board Chairs, and […]

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Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap

Working at the Intersections focuses on the intersection of sexuality and race when evaluating nonprofit leadership. The report builds on Race to Lead, again utilizing the Nonprofits, Race, and Leadership Survey, and analyzing the answers of the 21% of respondents who self-identified as LGBTQ+. The findings of this report were significant, with nearly one-fifth of […]

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Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years, despite the country becoming more diverse. Race to Lead utilized Building Movement Project’s Nonprofits, Race, and Leadership Survey, which asked employees about their current nonprofit job, interest in leading a nonprofit, personal background, and the […]

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Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

Awake to Woke to Work, a report from Equity in the Center, outlines ways that organizations can help dismantle structural racism and inequities both inside and outside their organizations. The report identifies three proactive organizational stages that build race equity culture — one that is focused on “proactive counteraction of race inequities.” The “awake” stage […]

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Equity in the Center Summit

Equity in the Center (EiC) works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. We envision a future where nonprofit and philanthropic organizations define, implement and advance race equity internally while advocating and centering it in their work externally. The main goals of the 2018 Equity Summit are to […]

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