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

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap is now live at http://racetolead.org/lgbtq.html! The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted with more than 4,000 respondents across the nonprofit sector. This new report, the second in... more

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap Executive Summary

The Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap report and www.racetolead.org are live! This report, the first in the Race to Lead series, is based on BMP's survey of over 4,000 nonprofit professionals. The report explores why people of color are still under-represented in nonprofit CEO... more

Race to Lead Launches Successfully

On Tuesday, June 6th, the Building Movement Project launched a new report, Race to Lead; Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, and a corresponding website, racetolead.org. We're pleased to see that the sector is taking notice. See below for links to prominent coverage of the launch, the report,... more

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap report and www.racetolead.org are live! The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years even as the... more

New Report and Website Highlight Lessons from Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey

The Building Movement Project launched a new report -- Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap— and website – www.racetolead.org –  based on data from more than 4,000 survey respondents. The report provides both evidence of the structural barriers that perpetuate the racial leadership gap... more

How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national election was downright ugly, and it exposed just how naïve those pundits were who “dared ask whether the United States had finally begun to heal its divisions over race”... more

Embracing a Diverse Sector by Pushing Past Diversity

This blog post  was written for Independent Sector's blog for their New Frontiers Conference to be held in Washington, DC from Nov 16-18. To read the full post, click here.  Over the past few years, racism has been a major topic in the news and on social... more

The #BMPRaceSurvey Closes with Over 4,000 Responses

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey has officially surpassed its goal of 4,000 responses! When we launched the survey on March 1st, we set a goal of 2,000 responses, but we received such wonderful support from our partners and colleagues in the field, that we soon... more

Why Race and Leadership?

We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey. Over 2,500 surveys have been completed, representing all 50 states except Wyoming and North Dakota (we’re working on it!).  We hope you will fill out the survey and keep sharing the link – bit... more

What Race is Your Organization?

Race is often a hard thing to talk about, especially in increasingly multicultural nonprofit organizations where there may not be an obvious numeric majority; and it can be especially difficult to figure out what interventions to make. So I was lucky to have a conversation recently with three other nonprofit... more

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