The Nonprofit Racial Leadership

Gap in the Memphis area:

A Race to Lead Brief

This report offers findings from the subset of 2019 survey respondents who work in the Memphis area. It builds upon the findings of the main report and explores how issues of race and race equity impact the nonprofit sector in a city known for its civil rights and racial justice activism.

Key Findings

Featured Data

People of color in Memphis and nationally

were more likely than their white counterparts to report that their salary fell within the survey’s lowest salary band of less than $50,000 annually.

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Citations

Constantine, Tessa and Ofronama Biu (2020). The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Memphis Area: A Race to Lead Brief.