The Trumpification of the Gen Z Workforce

Written by Megha Patel 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 to implement […]

The Power of “Duh”

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld 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 of any lack of […]

Confronting Our Complicity in Racial Inequity

GEO Guest Post Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld If Monday’s plenary inspired us to dream about GEO’s 2038 vision, the discussion during Tuesday’s lunch snapped us back to the fierce urgency of now. When John Funabiki – a Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University and Executive Director of Renaissance Journalism and Storytelling Center – interviewed […]

BMP Returns to the Boston Foundation to Present MA Race to Lead Report

Written by Megha Patel On April 2nd, Building Movement Project (BMP) co-directors Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther presented the most recent installment of the Race to Lead report series at The Boston Foundation, returning to the community foundation that hosted their first Race to Lead forum almost a year ago. While BMP’s first Race to Lead event at The […]

Integrating Civic Engagement for Nonprofits

A Session with UndiosUS Affiliates Written by Noelia Mann 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 […]

The Golden State Difference

New Report Says CA Leads When It Comes to Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership, But Barriers Persist Written by Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Following its groundbreaking national report on why America’s nonprofit sector has so few leaders of color, the Building Movement Project (BMP) released California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the […]

Millennials and the State of Race in America

Written by Noelia Mann 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 Come From And Why We Insist on Blaming […]

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 culture. This new report reiterates key […]

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 the report. See below for links to prominent […]

New Report Cites Racial Discrimination As Primary Barrier for LGBTQ People

Systemic racial bias, compounded by anti-LGBTQ bias, prevents qualified LGBTQ staff of color from ascending to leadership positions in the nonprofit sector Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld 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, […]

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