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

Building Black Resources and Political Power

Two very important reports were recently released—Black Futures Lab’s More Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census and Building Movement Project’s Nonprofit Executives and the Racial...

Numbers Tell The Story: Confronting Bias in Nonprofit Leadership

In 15 years, you can grow from being a pre-schooler to earning a masters degree. In 15 years, you can possibly pay off a mortgage. In 15 years, you can...

Why more and more executive directors of color are leaving their positions, and what we need to do about it

So why are POC leaders leaving their ED jobs, and what can we do about it? There are several reasons, and it is important for us to understand them. There...

Nonprofit Leaders of Color Face Additional Challenges, Report Finds

While nonprofit executives often face work-related challenges unrelated to race, in many cases those pressures and frustrations are compounded by race/ethnicity and other aspects of identity, a report from the...