Webinar Recap: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Last week, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring a presentation of our latest report– Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector. This report takes an intersectional approach to analyzing BMP’s data of over 4,000 staff in the nonprofit sector. The study reveals the systemic barriers women of color face as they ascend […]

Upcoming Report Briefings in New Mexico

Written by Noelia Mann Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector report author Ofronama Biu will be hosting two briefings on the report findings in New Mexico next week. Each briefing is open to the public and will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion. Community Briefing in Santa Fe: When: Tuesday, April 16, […]

Stories Behind the Data: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Written by Ofronama Biu and Noelia Mann At Building Movement Project, we believe that the qualitative data we gather about individuals’ personal experiences, whether they reinforce or challenge our findings, are just as valuable as the quantitative data we compile. For this reason, our free, upcoming webinar exploring the findings of Race to Lead: Women of Color in […]

WEBINAR—Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Join us on April 18th at 2 pm EST for a FREE webinar on our latest report – Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector. This report takes an intersectional approach to analyze BMP’s data from over 4,000 staff in the nonprofit sector. The study reveals the systemic barriers women of color face as […]

Women of Color and Leadership – Intersectional Tides Lift All Boats

Written by TC Duong As a man of color who has spent much of my career working in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations at the national level, addressing sexism within communities of color is not just about equity but effectiveness.  I have served under several female leaders in AAPI nonprofits and benefited from […]

Building Movement Project Releases Report on Race and Gender in Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: Feb 5, 2019 Report finds that racial and gender biases, not lack of experience or talent, blocks advancement for women of color (New York, NY) – The Building Movement Project (BMP) today released a new report, Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector, which examines the impact of both race and […]

2018: The Year in Review

2018 has been Building Movement Project’s busiest year ever! We’ve been crisscrossing the country talking about the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, documenting how groups are working across boundaries to create movement for social change, and supporting important place-based work in Detroit and New Mexico. Check out these highlights: Race to Lead: This year, BMP presented more than 30 times on the “Race to Lead” series, including […]

Data: What is it Good For? Learning (with you) from Race to Lead

Written by Frances Kunreuther and Ofronama Biu The Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey – the basis for the Race to Lead reports – was developed to learn more about why so few people of color head nonprofit organizations. The findings were clear and powerful. The assumption that the problem was located in people of color was simply […]

The Trumpification of the Gen Z Workforce

Written by Megha Patel Generation Z, considered the most diverse generation and the last to be majority white, is already beginning to transform the American workforce. Pew Research defines Generation Z as individuals born after 1996 who have never experienced lack of access to technology. For the nonprofit sector, this generation is an opportunity to implement […]

The Power of “Duh”

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Nearly a year ago, I started traveling around the country to present to a variety of groups on the findings from BMP’s survey on nonprofits, leadership and race. I quickly noticed two contrasting responses to our data showing that the nonprofit racial leadership gap was not a result of any lack of […]

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