Race to Lead

The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap.

Studies have tracked the small percentage of people of color in executive director / CEO roles for years. Efforts to support, train and inspire aspiring leaders of color are important, but they are not enough to move the dial toward more diverse and equitable leadership. On the Race to Lead website, delve deeper into our research and access recommendations to act on these issues.

The Burden of Bias in the Bay State: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts

The Building Movement Project has released The Burden of Bias in the Bay State: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts. This new report offers findings from the subset of 2019 respondents who work in Massachusetts. It builds upon the findings of the 2019 Race to Lead Revisited report, as […]

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in New Mexico: A Race to Lead Brief

The Building Movement Project has released The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in New Mexico: A Race to Lead Brief. This new brief is part of a series of regional reports based on the survey responses collected from over 5,200 nonprofit staff in 2019. The New Mexico brief offers findings from […]

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Memphis Area: A Race to Lead Brief

The Building Movement Project has released The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Memphis Area: A Race to Lead Brief. This new brief is part of a series of regional reports based on the survey responses collected from over 5,200 nonprofit staff in 2019. The Memphis area brief offers findings […]

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Milwaukee Area: A Race to Lead Brief

This report offers findings from the subset of 2019 survey respondents who work in the Milwaukee area. It builds upon the findings of the main report and explores how decades of discriminatory housing policies and economic hardship in the Milwaukee metropolitan area have resulted in one of the largest racial wealth gaps in the country.

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Central Texas: A Race to Lead Brief

This report offers findings from the subset of 2019 survey respondents who work in the Central Texas area. It builds upon the findings of the main report and explores how leadership networks in the Austin metropolitan area impact career and funding prospects, as well as the effectiveness of nonprofit efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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