Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap @ Center for Nonprofit Excellence - New Mexico, Albuquerque [18 July]

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

09:00 - 10:30

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Center for Nonprofit Excellence - New Mexico
2340 Alamo Ave SE, 2nd floor, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Building Movement Project (BMP) will host a briefing to share the report findings from the just released Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap.

This new report, the first in the Race to Lead series, is based on BMP's Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey of nonprofit professionals. Over 4,000 respondents answered questions about their current nonprofit job, interest in leading a nonprofit, training/supports, views of leadership, and personal background. They were also asked about their views on race and the nonprofit sector.

The report explores why people of color are still under-represented in nonprofit CEO/Executive Director positions. This report, the first in a series to be released over the next two years, compares people of color and white respondents’ background, aspirations to be leaders, training, and attitudes towards leadership.

Here’s a quick look at the findings:

It’s NOT about Differences in Background or Qualifications: People of color and white respondents have similar backgrounds in education, position, salary, and years working in the nonprofit sector.
It’s NOT about a Lack of Aspirations: People of color aspire to be leaders more than white respondents.
It IS the System: Respondents across race squarely identify the lack of people of color in top leadership roles as a structural problem for the nonprofit sector.
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