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 […]

YWCA 2021 Racial Justice Summit – Moving from Talking to Action

ABOUT THE SESSION: What will it take to move from talking to action as it relates to race equity, leadership, and supporting nonprofit leaders of color? Join Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Director, Building Movement Project) for a presentation and discussion on the nonprofit racial leadership gap, the impact of COVID-19 on people of color led-nonprofits, and what […]

Race to Lead: Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap and efforts to support aspiring new leaders are not enough to change the leadership landscape.  Join the Building Movement Project for a report on the Race to Lead national data and discussion around diversity in Oklahoma’s nonprofit leadership.  Read more about the Race to Lead initiative HERE. Discussion Panel […]

Support, Invest, and Engage: A Resource List for Non-Black People in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Written by Catherine Foley (Communications and Operations Associate) This Black History Month should be different. After enduring months of overlapping crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color to the uprisings against anti-Black racism and police brutality to the White supremacist insurrection just a few weeks ago, it’s beyond time […]

Webinar Recap: Race to Lead in New Mexico

The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a webinar on the newly released publication, The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in New Mexico: A Race to Lead Brief. The findings of the report were presented by BMP’s Senior Research Associate, Ofronama Biu, and the panel discussion was moderated by BMP’s longtime consultant in New Mexico, Alicia Lueras Maldonado. […]

Webinar Recap: Race to Lead in the Memphis Area

Earlier this month, the Building Movement Project (BMP) partnered with Momentum Nonprofit Partners to present the findings of a new publication, The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Memphis Area: A Race to Lead Brief, during the Mid-South Nonprofit Conference Virtual Summit. The presentation and panel discussion was moderated by Dorian Spears (Chief Partnerships Officer, […]

Webinar Recap: Race to Lead in the Milwaukee Area

Written by Tessa Constantine (Research Analyst) The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a webinar on the findings of the newly released brief, The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Milwaukee Area: A Race to Lead Brief. This webinar also featured a panel discussion with Meralis Hood (Executive Director of City Year Milwaukee), Undraye Howard […]

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 […]

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