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Let’s Talk About the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap and White Advantage

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We surveyed nonprofit executives about whether they felt trusted by their boards, and we found that BIPOC EDs/CEOs leading orgs with less diverse boards were less likely to report feeling trusted.

Read about board diversity & our #RaceToLead findings: https://buildingmovement.org/blog/when-do-boards-reach-the-tipping-point-from-diversity-to-equity/

For @Homayra_Yusufi and @PANASanDiego, solidarity means “we're not only talking about address housing for refugees, we're talking about tenants protections and affordable housing for all San Diegans.” https://solidarityis.org/our-work/solidarity-is-this-podcast/pastepisodesofsit/2022sit/sit0522/

What happens when funders encourage nonprofits to hire historic 1sts (BIPOC, women, etc) as CEO, then “wait & see” if new execs are successful before funding? Folx being setup 2 fail! READ: @OpenSociety https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/publications/in-support-of-those-who-take-the-leap & @BldingMovement https://buildingmovement.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Race-to-Lead-ED-CEO-Report-2.8.22.pdf

Recent Tweets

We surveyed nonprofit executives about whether they felt trusted by their boards, and we found that BIPOC EDs/CEOs leading orgs with less diverse boards were less likely to report feeling trusted.

Read about board diversity & our #RaceToLead findings: https://buildingmovement.org/blog/when-do-boards-reach-the-tipping-point-from-diversity-to-equity/

For @Homayra_Yusufi and @PANASanDiego, solidarity means “we're not only talking about address housing for refugees, we're talking about tenants protections and affordable housing for all San Diegans.” https://solidarityis.org/our-work/solidarity-is-this-podcast/pastepisodesofsit/2022sit/sit0522/

What happens when funders encourage nonprofits to hire historic 1sts (BIPOC, women, etc) as CEO, then “wait & see” if new execs are successful before funding? Folx being setup 2 fail! READ: @OpenSociety https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/publications/in-support-of-those-who-take-the-leap & @BldingMovement https://buildingmovement.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Race-to-Lead-ED-CEO-Report-2.8.22.pdf

Clarification: credit goes to @CP_change as well as @BldingMovement for the data from their report Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector.

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Nonprofit executives of color face unique challenges, report finds
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As Nonprofit Leaders Pass the Baton, Let’s Use This Moment to Close the Race Gap.
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The start of 2022 seems to be heralding bittersweet announcements from nonprofit chief executives about their intentions to pass the baton to new leaders....

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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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