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. […]

The Foraker Group – 2021 Leadership Summit

Join BMP’s Deepa Iyer for three speaker sessions at the Foraker Group’s 2021 Leadership Summit. Each summit has a theme to inspire and grow nonprofit leaders. This year the theme is Leadership Agility: Moving Forward with Strength. Sign up for three days of learning (April 21 – 23, 2021) and tune in to Deepa’s sessions, listed below: Welcome […]

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 […]

Re-Applying a Generational Lens

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Director) The Building Movement Project started exploring generational differences using a race-based lens twenty years ago. The emphasis on race has also been our primary lens for examining organizations and the sector since we launched the Race to Lead survey five years ago. Recently, I have been thinking back to our […]

Webinar Recap: Nonprofit Leaders of Color Confront COVID-19 & Structural Racism

Last week, the Building Movement Project hosted a webinar on the release of our newest report On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism. We presented the data, key findings, and recommendations for the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and for systemic and policy changes. We also heard from three nonprofit leaders […]

Webinar Recap: New Mexico and the Effects of COVID-19 on Leaders of Color

As part of the research for BMP’s recently released On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism, we conducted several interviews with leaders of nonprofit organizations based in New Mexico. Given our long-standing relationships with groups in the state and the particular impacts of COVID-19 and the uprisings against anti-Black […]

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 […]

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