RACE TO LEAD REVISITED: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ADDRESSING THE NONPROFIT RACIAL LEADERSHIP GAP
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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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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

Champions for Change: Upending structural racism and barriers to equity barriers

Emboldened by the Building Movement Project’s original Race to Lead report, we began working on Champions for Change, a community of practice working towards an anti-racist, co-liberated...

Nearly Two-Thirds of America’s 100 Biggest Charities Are Led by White Men

When Janti Soeripto was promoted to CEO of Save the Children in December, she also became the only nonwhite person to rise to the top of one of America’s 100...

What Does an Equitable Executive Leadership Transition Look Like?

As the country grapples with systemic and structural inequality, nonprofits struggle to play the civic role they should play because they struggle with their own internal unequal...

Black Women in the Nonprofit Sector: New Findings from the 2019 Race to Lead Survey

The recent Black Lives Matter protests in response to police violence have resurfaced conversations about anti-blackness in the...