RACE TO LEAD: CONFRONTING THE RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP
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WORKING AT THE INTERSECTIONS: LGBTQ NONPROFIT STAFF AND THE RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP
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CALIFORNIA'S RACE TO LEAD: THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN THE GOLDEN STATE
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THE RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN MASSACHUSETTS: A RACE TO LEAD BRIEF
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RACE TO LEAD: WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
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The Race to Lead
Series

The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap. Studies have tracked the small percentage of people of color in Executive Director / CEO roles for years. Efforts to support and train and inspire and mold aspiring leaders of color are important…but they’re not enough to move the dial towards more diverse leadership.

Race and Leadership Data

4,385 People

across the country responded to the Nonprofits, Leadership and Race survey.

80% of People

across race think the lack of racial diversity at the top of nonprofits is a “big problem.”

1/3 of people of color

feel their race or ethnicity has negatively impacted their career.

Race and Leadership News

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

A new report following up on the ground-breaking 2017 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey from the Building Movement Project shows that the nonprofit sector places particular burdens on women of...

New Research Looks at Unique Challenges of Women of Color in the Sector

New research always makes headlines, but as an organization that is committed to results-driven decision making, racial equity, and nonprofit leadership and capacity, we pay particular attention to new work...

Report Identifies Barriers to Nonprofit Advancement for Women of Color

In a new report by the Building Movement Project, researchers uncovered something many women of color in the nonprofit sector intuitively know and find intimately familiar: Due to gender and...

Study: Women of Color Face Systemic Challenges in Nonprofit Careers

A new report from the Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead program says persistent bias continues to hold back women of color from rising up the nonprofit career...