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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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

Nonprofits are holding back women of color leaders

A new report examines the barriers faced by women of color in the nonprofit sector. About 4,000 nonprofit professionals took part in the 40-page study, which was conducted by Ofronama...

4 charts that show the bias against women of color at nonprofits

Biases against women and people of color work together to keep women of color underpaid and out of leadership...

Women of Color Face Racial, Gender Barriers to Nonprofit Advancement

Women of color in the nonprofit sector face systemic barriers to professional advancement over and above those faced by white women and men of color, a report from the Building...

Women of Color Face Barriers to Salaries and Promotions, Report Says

Tonya Covington, an African-American woman who has worked at a variety of nonprofits in New Mexico for decades, recalls five or six times in her career when she trained white...