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 […]

The Nonprofit Sector and the ‘Shake Shack Effect’

Written by Deepa Iyer and Frances Kunreuther This article is cross-listed on the Philantopic blog. These days, we’re hearing a lot about how federal legislation passed in response to the coronavirus public health emergency is bailing out big businesses at the expense of small restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and immigrant-owned stores. When big chains like Shake Shack and universities with […]

Building Movement Project Releases Report on CEOs in Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2019 For the nonprofit sector to achieve more diverse leadership, it must not only commit to increasing the number of leaders of color, but also to more effectively supporting those who reach executive roles. (New York, NY) – The Building Movement Project (BMP) today released a new report, Nonprofit Executives and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Confronting Our Complicity in Racial Inequity

GEO Guest Post Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld If Monday’s plenary inspired us to dream about GEO’s 2038 vision, the discussion during Tuesday’s lunch snapped us back to the fierce urgency of now. When John Funabiki – a Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University and Executive Director of Renaissance Journalism and Storytelling Center – interviewed […]

BMP Returns to the Boston Foundation to Present MA Race to Lead Report

Written by Megha Patel On April 2nd, Building Movement Project (BMP) co-directors Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther presented the most recent installment of the Race to Lead report series at The Boston Foundation, returning to the community foundation that hosted their first Race to Lead forum almost a year ago. While BMP’s first Race to Lead event at The […]

The Golden State Difference

New Report Says CA Leads When It Comes to Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership, But Barriers Persist Written by Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Following its groundbreaking national report on why America’s nonprofit sector has so few leaders of color, the Building Movement Project (BMP) released California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the […]

Millennials and the State of Race in America

Written by Noelia Mann Interest, scholarship, and opinion pieces focused on the Millennial generation have increased in recent years, as Millennials have finally overtaken Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living population, according to Census Bureau population estimates. Just last week, the New Yorker ran an article entitled “Where Millennials Come From And Why We Insist on Blaming […]

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