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Race to Lead Boston | City of Ideas

On October 18th I had the honor of moderating a panel of inspiring local leaders to digest and translate the striking findings from the Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead...

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Few People of Color Lead Nonprofits, and Bias is to Blame, Says Report

Too few nonprofit organizations in the U.S. — including those serving communities of color — are led by people of color, and more than one-third of people of color in...

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Systemic Bias Stymies Diverse Leadership at Mass. Nonprofits

A larger share of people of color working at Massachusetts nonprofits, compared to their white counterparts, want to lead their organizations, but overwhelmingly feel that boards of directors, which tend...

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Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

Building on the Boston Foundation's Nonprofit Effectiveness work and the spring release of Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership, this forum focused...

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Why We Need to End the Culture of “Cultural Fit”

A few weeks ago, the Building Movement Project released this critical report, Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, which has profound implications for our sector. If you haven’t...

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Nonprofits Must Address Cultural Barriers

This week the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article “It’s Bias That Hobbles People of Color, Not Lack of a Leadership Pipeline” by Kunreuther and Thomas-Breitfeld. Based on surveys with...

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5 Charts That Illustrate The Racial Bias In The Nonprofit World

Of all the things philanthropists are trying to fix, there’s one major issue the sector seems to continually ignore: itself. As a new report by the Building Movement Project, a...

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The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap: Flipping the Lens

Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing...

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It’s Bias That Hobbles People of Color, Not Lack of a Leadership Pipeline

Why are there so few leaders of color in nonprofit organizations? It’s because of a persistent bias in the nonprofit world that systematically weeds out qualified candidates of color, we...

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Aspiring Nonprofit Leaders of Color Face Structural Bias, Study Finds

To address the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector, organizations and their boards must go beyond recruitment, training, and retention and work to dismantle systemic bias, a report from...

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