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The Trumpification of the Gen Z Workforce

Generation Z, considered the most diverse generation and the last to be majority white, is already beginning to transform the American workforce. Pew Research defines Generation Z as individuals born after 1996 who have never experienced lack of access to technology. For the nonprofit sector, this generation is an opportunity... more

The Power of “Duh”

Nearly a year ago, I started traveling around the country to present to a variety of groups on the findings from BMP’s survey on nonprofits, leadership and race. I quickly noticed two contrasting responses to our data showing that the nonprofit racial leadership gap was not a result... more

Integrating Civic Engagement for Nonprofits

On a snowy second-day of Spring, I facilitated a workshop with BMP Co-Director Sean Thomas-Breitfeld at the UnidosUS Leaders in Action Summit in Washington DC. UnidosUS, formerly NCLR, was established in 1968 to serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in... more

California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State

California's Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State is now live at www.racetolead.org/ca! The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20%... 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

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap Executive Summary

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap is now live at http://racetolead.org/lgbtq.html! The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted with more than 4,000 respondents across the nonprofit sector. This new report, the second in... more

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap is now live at http://racetolead.org/lgbtq.html! The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted with more than 4,000 respondents across the nonprofit sector. This new report, the second in... more

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap report and www.racetolead.org are live! The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years even as the... 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

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

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