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Leadership

Here you’ll find recommendations for how to ease the transition from older to younger generations and how we can work together to define the future of nonprofit leadership. We report on key issues facing Generation X and Boomer leaders, as well as how to deepen our approaches to addressing those issues.

Millennials and the State of Race in America

Interest, scholarship, and opinion pieces focused on the Millennial generation have increased in recent years, as Millennials have finally overtaken Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living population, according to Census Bureau population estimates. Just last week, the New Yorker ran an article entitled “Where Millennials... more

New Survey of Boards Backs Up Race to Lead Findings

Earlier this week, BoardSource released Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. BoardSource provides nonprofit leaders with tools, resources, and research to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact. Leading with Intent 2017 is the ninth in their series of reports focusing on nonprofit board composition, practices, performance, and... more

Second Report in Race to Lead Series Launches 7/11!

On Tuesday, July 11th, the Building Movement Project launched a new report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap, and media platforms from across the nonprofit sector took notice. The Race to Lead website was also updated with a special section featuring key findings from... more

New Report Cites Racial Discrimination As Primary Barrier for LGBTQ People

Today, the Building Movement Project released a new report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap, analyzing the experiences of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) working in the nonprofit sector. The report builds on data from BMP’s... more

Race to Lead Launches Successfully

On Tuesday, June 6th, the Building Movement Project launched a new report, Race to Lead; Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, and a corresponding website, racetolead.org. We're pleased to see that the sector is taking notice. See below for links to prominent coverage of the launch, the report,... more

New Report and Website Highlight Lessons from Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey

The Building Movement Project launched a new report -- Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap— and website – www.racetolead.org –  based on data from more than 4,000 survey respondents. The report provides both evidence of the structural barriers that perpetuate the racial leadership gap... more

How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national election was downright ugly, and it exposed just how naïve those pundits were who “dared ask whether the United States had finally begun to heal its divisions over race”... more

Embracing a Diverse Sector by Pushing Past Diversity

This blog post  was written for Independent Sector's blog for their New Frontiers Conference to be held in Washington, DC from Nov 16-18. To read the full post, click here.  Over the past few years, racism has been a major topic in the news and on social... more

The #BMPRaceSurvey Closes with Over 4,000 Responses

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey has officially surpassed its goal of 4,000 responses! When we launched the survey on March 1st, we set a goal of 2,000 responses, but we received such wonderful support from our partners and colleagues in the field, that we soon... more

Why Race and Leadership?

We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey. Over 2,500 surveys have been completed, representing all 50 states except Wyoming and North Dakota (we’re working on it!).  We hope you will fill out the survey and keep sharing the link – bit... more

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