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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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What will the future look like for Southeast Michigan’s nonprofits?
Second Wave: Michigan

Over the last 18 months, nonprofit organizations in the region have spent much of their days in a reactive state: responding, experimenting and working to survive in order to continue...

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