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 […]

Webinar Recap – Women of Color in Philanthropy: Centering Community and Advancing Equity in New Mexico

Quick Access: Recording & Transcript Last week the Building Movement Project held a conversation with four women of color working in philanthropy in New Mexico, moderated by our New Mexico-based consultant, Alicia Lueras Maldonado. We were joined by Michelle Gutiérrez (W. K. Kellogg Foundation), JoAnn Melchor (New Mexico Foundation), Nichole Rogers (Welstand Foundation), and Dolores […]

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 […]

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