When do Boards reach the “Tipping Point” from diversity to equity?

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Executive Director) Over the past six years of our Race to Lead initiative, I’ve been curious about how we measure progress towards making nonprofits and our sector more equitable. Keeping in mind the many think-pieces on the differences between diversity and equity, focusing on measurement often feels inadequate because it defaults […]

Webinar Recap – Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Conversation with Black Nonprofit Leaders

Quick Access: watch the full webinar recording, read the transcript, and download the report Last week the Building Movement Project hosted a national webinar where Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Executive Director) unpacked the findings of our latest report on nonprofit executives of color and moderated a panel discussion with Karundi Williams (re:power), Margaret Mitchell (YWCA USA), and […]

Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Conversation with Black Nonprofit Leaders

Join the Building Movement Project for a conversation about how Black leaders are navigating the nonprofit sector. We will explore key findings from BMP’s newest report on nonprofit executives of color, and share opportunities and recommendations for foundations to invest in and support BIPOC leaders. BMP’s Co-Executive Director Sean Thomas-Breitfeld will moderate a panel discussion […]

NEW REPORT – Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs

The Building Movement Project has released Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Race to Lead Report on Nonprofit Executives of Color. This new report focuses on the experiences and challenges of nonprofit leaders of color. It explores the added burdens facing leaders of identity-based organizations, the challenges that BIPOC leaders encounter when taking over leadership […]

Racialized Transitions and Glass Cliffs

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Director) The Building Movement Project’s latest report – Making (Or Taking) Space – sheds light on the added challenges involved in executive transitions where a person of color is taking over leadership from a white executive director. The report is based on interviews with EDs/CEOs of color, their white predecessors and […]

Support Native Leaders, Organizations, and Communities On and Beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Written by Catherine Foley (Communications, Programs, and Operations Associate) Next Monday, October 11th marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which commemorates, honors, and celebrates the history and culture of Native American peoples. Choosing to recognize next week’s federal holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day is part of a cultural shift away from glorifying people […]

Webinar Recap — Building Power: A Conversation with Nonprofit Leaders of Color in Public Office

Quick Access: Recording, Transcript, BMP + New Mexico, On the Frontlines report, Race to Lead Revisited report, Race to Lead in New Mexico Earlier this week, the Building Movement Project hosted a conversation with three nonprofit leaders of color who also hold elected office in New Mexico. We were joined by Adriann Barboa (County Commissioner […]

One Year Later: People-of-Color Led Nonprofits and the Pandemic

Hosted by Philanthropy New York This March, we mark the one year anniversary of the shutdown in New York City and other parts of the country. Over the past year, nonprofits led by people of color have been at the frontlines of the pandemic, providing vital services, advocating for comprehensive benefits, and securing financial resources. […]

Webinar Recap – Looking Back, Looking Forward: Nonprofit Leaders of Color on COVID-19, Equity, and Justice

In March, the Building Movement Project hosted a national webinar to explore the ongoing effects of the pandemic and structural racism on nonprofits. Jorge Gutierrez (Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement), Laura Harris (Americans for Indian Opportunity), Angela Lang (Black Leaders Organizing for Communities in Milwaukee), and Shaw San Liu (Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco) joined […]

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