California’s Race to Lead:

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State

California’s demographics offer a glimpse of what the nonprofit workforce could look like across the country in a few decades. Survey respondents from California reported experiencing more supports and fewer barriers than People of Color in the other states. But the findings also show that progress can be slow.

Key Findings

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49% of CEOs of Color

reported leading a POC-identity-based group, both in California and in all other states.

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Kunreuther, Frances and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (2018). California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State.