The Building Movement Project has released The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Milwaukee Area: A Race to Lead Brief. This publication is part of a series of regional reports based on the survey responses collected from over 5,200 nonprofit staff in 2019. The Milwaukee Area brief offers findings from the subset of 2019 survey respondents who work in the Milwaukee area and builds upon the findings of the main Race to Lead Revisited report. It also 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.
In particular, the Milwaukee area brief offers insights on:
- Data reported by nonprofit sector employees regarding qualifications and aspirations to lead;
- Challenges faced by people working in the sector, such as lack of role models and mentors and inadequate or inequitable compensation; and
- The effectiveness of nonprofit efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).