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.

Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Race to Lead Report on Nonprofit Executives of Color

The Building Movement Project has released Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Race to Lead Report on Nonprofit Executives of Color, which focuses on the experiences and challenges of nonprofit leaders of color who have attained the top position in their organizations. It builds upon the findings of the […]

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 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 well […]

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 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 […]

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).

Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

This report presents findings from BMP’s 2019 survey of more than 5,000 nonprofit staff on their experiences of race and leadership in nonprofit settings. The survey included many of the same questions asked in the 2016 survey, which informed the original Race to Lead report, and new questions exploring the […]

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