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Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement Guide

The Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement (NICE) Guide offers information, tools, case studies and other resources to help nonprofit groups develop core competencies on constituent and community engagement. The NICE Guide is designed for organizational development experts, management support organizations, and internal and external consultants to facilitate efforts to integrate the... more

New Report Cites Racial Discrimination As Primary Barrier for LGBTQ People

Today, the Building Movement Project released a new report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap, analyzing the experiences of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) working in the nonprofit sector. The report builds on data from BMP’s... more

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

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

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

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

When Community and Labor Join Forces

On March 31st, I sat down for a fast-paced webinar with two veteran organizers, and I knew our conversation couldn’t come at a more crucial time. With labor regulations under attack at the national level and community groups increasingly under-resourced, people’s movements face new challenges to... 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

Ask Questions, First to Learn but Then to Act

This article was written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review as a part of their “Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy" series, produced in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. To read the full article, click here. “When grantmakers go looking for feedback from their grantees, they... more

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