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 […]

Sparking Hope in Challenging Times

Here at BMP, we are immensely grateful to the individuals, organizations, and networks that have supported, engaged with, and sustained our work throughout this difficult year. At a time of despair and division, we have witnessed nonprofit organizations and movements spark hope and build power. BMP channels, supports, and fuels the work of nonprofits and […]

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 […]

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. […]

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