RACE TO LEAD REVISITED: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP
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THE BURDEN OF BIAS IN THE BAY STATE:
THE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP GAP IN MASSACHUSETTS

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THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN NEW MEXICO: A RACE TO LEAD BRIEF

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THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN THE MEMPHIS AREA: A RACE TO LEAD BRIEF

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THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN THE MILWAUKEE AREA: A RACE TO LEAD BRIEF

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THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP IN CENTRAL TEXAS: 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

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

R2L Revisited

Opinion: Making and taking space
NYN Media

Over the past 18 months, the job of a nonprofit executive director has become much more difficult. In the nonprofit sector, we have added addressing systemic racism and remote management...

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National

R2L Revisited

If You Want to Hire an Executive Director of Color, Don’t Set Us Up to Fail
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Four years ago, I became the first woman of color to lead the Alliance for Youth Organizing. I was a 33-year-old Latina and first-time executive director with limited fundraising experience...

National

R2L Revisited

What Would Ruth Bader Ginsburg Do? Finding Answers to the Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership
Chronicle of Philanthropy

A few years before her death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg reviewed a portfolio of what would become $3.5 million in grants made in her honor by the Genesis Prize, which celebrates...

R2L Revisited

The Currency of Human Resources Is Trust
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Human Resources is the organizational arm that can best operationalize values—that is, make values a concrete part of day-to-day work practices. It can be a guardian of culture and the...