Black Women in the Nonprofit Sector: New Findings from the 2019 Race to Lead Survey

Written by Ofronama Biu (Senior Research Associate) The recent Black Lives Matter protests in response to police violence have resurfaced conversations about anti-blackness in the workplace. What do Black women responding to the latest Race to Lead survey have to say about their experiences in nonprofits? The Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead series investigates […]

Three Takeaways from BMP’s Race to Lead Revisited Webinar

The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a webinar on the findings of the newly released report Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap. This webinar also featured a panel discussion with Margaret Mitchell (CEO & President of YWCA Greater Cleveland), Kerrien Suarez (Executive Director of Equity in […]

BMP Releases Race to Lead Revisited

The Building Movement Project (BMP) is pleased to announce the release of Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap. This is the first report based on data collected last summer from over 5,000 nonprofit staff from across the sector. The findings are especially relevant at this moment when […]

Race Equity Is Essential Work

Why Organizations Cannot Postpone It Even In Times of Crisis Written by Gerald Mitchell (Consultant, BMP Organizational Race Equity Assessment) UPDATE 5/14/2020: We’re interested in hearing examples of what your organization has done to successfully push forward race equity. Take a moment to fill out this short survey so we can share recommendations with our […]

The Nonprofit Sector and the ‘Shake Shack Effect’

Written by Deepa Iyer and Frances Kunreuther This article is cross-listed on the Philantopic blog. These days, we’re hearing a lot about how federal legislation passed in response to the coronavirus public health emergency is bailing out big businesses at the expense of small restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and immigrant-owned stores. When big chains like Shake Shack and universities with […]

A Message from Building Movement Project: Sustaining Non-Profits in a Time of Crisis

Like all of you, here at Building Movement Project, we are grappling with the sudden changes affecting our workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. These are times of uncertainty and confusion. At Building Movement Project, we are centering ourselves in our communities, networks, and partnerships. For 20 years, BMP has been deepening our understanding of non-profit leadership, […]

Video: Learn More About Us!

For over twenty years, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been working on issues related to movement building, service and social change, and leadership in the nonprofit sector. We conduct research, generate resources, and offer trainings so that organizations and individuals can work towards achieving progressive social and systems change. Check out the About Us […]

Reflections on the 2019 NJ Nonprofit Diversity Report

Written by Catherine Foley The Center for Non-Profits just released the 2019 New Jersey Non-Profit Diversity Report, which is based on their 2018 NJ Non-Profit Compensation and Diversity Survey. While the report applies to one specific state, its findings reflect what is taking place on a larger scale in the nonprofit world, particularly the lack […]

Take the 2019 Race to Lead Survey Today

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series. This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, survey respondents will contribute to one of the largest existing data […]

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