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The Push and Pull

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Race to Lead Survey Key Findings

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Race to Lead Demographics

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2019 Report

TRADING GLASS CEILINGS FOR GLASS CLIFFS: A RACE TO LEAD REPORT ON NONPROFIT EXECUTIVES OF COLOR

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2019 Report

RACE TO LEAD REVISITED: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING 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

12,712 People

across the country have responded to the Race to Lead surveys in 2016, 2019 and 2022

83% 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

A Really Tough Job: Nonprofit CEOs Work to Make Their Roles More Manageable
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The article highlights the importance of finding balance and ensuring mental well-being for nonprofit CEOs to sustain their leadership positions and maintain organizational effectiveness. It examines how nonprofit CEOs face...

New report explores how ‘pushing’ people of color into leadership at nonprofits can have negative effects
WABE

On this edition of “Closer Look,” show host Rose Scott talks with Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, the co-executive directors of The Building Movement Project, about key findings of the...

National

Gathering Ground Podcast: The Push and Pull with Race to Lead
Gathering Ground

On this episode of the Gathering Ground podcast, BMP’s co-executive directors, Sean Thomas Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther sat down with host Mary Morten and discuss some of the challenges and...

National

Pushed into Leadership, Hung Out to Dry
Nonprofit Quarterly

For over two decades the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been documenting the experience of leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. A new report titled The Push and Pull:...