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 subset of 2019 survey respondents who work in New Mexico, as well as from focus groups held in Albuquerque, NM in December 2019. It builds upon the findings of the main Race to Lead Revisited report and explores a range of perspectives shared by New Mexico nonprofit staff on how to advance race equity in nonprofit organizations and the sector at large.
In particular, the New Mexico brief offers insights on:
- Data related to economic well-being and racial disparities in compensation;
- The leadership aspirations of current nonprofit employees and the racialized barriers to career advancement and organizational funding;
- The current racial composition of nonprofits in the area and how those demographics impact the experiences of staff; and
- The range of perspectives shared by New Mexico nonprofit staff on how to advance race equity in nonprofit organizations and the sector at large.