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What We Are Learning About the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap – Sector Leadership Spot

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What We Are Learning About the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap – Sector Leadership Spot

By Frances Kunreuther, Building Movement Project The Building Movement Project (BMP) is a national research, resource, and training organization that pushes and challenges nonprofit organizations to integrate social justice principles into their work. We do this by working on various projects across our three focus areas: movement building, service and social change, and leadership. Last […]

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Woke at Work

Woke at Work is a new resource from Equity in the Center (EiC) providing “frameworks, tools and ideas you need to build a race equity culture within your workplace.” The site is an extension of the ideas presented in “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture,” and is designed specifically to help […]

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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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