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The Power of “Duh”

Nearly a year ago, I started traveling around the country to present to a variety of groups on the findings from BMP’s survey on nonprofits, leadership and race. I quickly noticed two contrasting responses to our data showing that the nonprofit racial leadership gap was not a result... more

Confronting Our Complicity in Racial Inequity

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... more

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

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... more

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

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts: A Race to Lead Brief is now live at http://racetolead.org/massachusetts! The Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead series (www.racetolead.org) examines the findings from more than 4,000 survey respondents working in the nonprofit sector to understand... more

California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State

California's Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State is now live at www.racetolead.org/ca! The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20%... more

California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State Executive Summary

California's Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the Golden State is now live at www.racetolead.org/ca! The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted with more than 4,000 respondents across the nonprofit sector. This new report, the... more

The Golden State Difference

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 Golden State, a report examining the diversity of nonprofit leadership in the Golden... more

Millennials and the State of Race in America

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... more

New Survey of Boards Backs Up Race to Lead Findings

Earlier this week, BoardSource released Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. BoardSource provides nonprofit leaders with tools, resources, and research to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact. Leading with Intent 2017 is the ninth in their series of reports focusing on nonprofit board composition, practices, performance, and... more

Katrina, Sandy, Harvey: Centering Race and Class at the Eye of the Storm

We’ve seen this before. Natural disasters strike and communities of color and those affected by poverty are hit the hardest. As with the storms named Katrina and Sandy, it’s already clear that Harvey’s path of destruction will fall along racial and socioeconomic lines, and... more

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