RACE TO LEAD REVISITED: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP
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THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN CENTRAL TEXAS: A RACE TO LEAD BRIEF

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RACE TO LEAD: CONFRONTING THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP

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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

5,261 People

across the country responded to the Race to Lead Survey in 2019

74% of Respondents

work for organizations engaged in DEI activities

1/2 of people of color

feel their race or ethnicity has negatively impacted their career

Race and Leadership News

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The Race Gap: Opportunities to Lead Nonprofits Are Still Unequal

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