Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

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Building on the Boston Foundation's Nonprofit Effectiveness work and the spring release of Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership, this forum will focus on the racial leadership gap that the nonprofit sector is experiencing. Studies show the percentage of people of color in executive director/CEO roles has remained under 20% for the last 15 years, even as the country and the people nonprofits serve have become more and more diverse. To understand the causes of this disparity, the Building Movement Project conducted a survey with more than 4,000 nonprofits on the topic of nonprofits, leadership and race.

Please join the Boston Foundation, Barr Foundation and Race to Lead report authors Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther for a presentation of the results, including new analysis of Massachusetts data, which calls into question the common assumption that to increase the diversity of nonprofit leaders, people of color need more training. The findings point to a new narrative: to increase the number of people of color as leaders, the nonprofit sector needs to begin by addressing the practices and biases of nonprofit organizations themselves.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Orlando Watkins, Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

Presentation of Report Findings
Frances Kunreuther, Co-Director, The Building Movement Project
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director, The Building Movement Project
 
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Jennifer Aronson, Associate Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation, Moderator
Panelists to be announced

Closing Remarks
Orlando Watkins, Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

 
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To view the report and forum video from March 2017, follow this link:  
Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership
 

Get the conversation started with #RaceToLead

For additional information or to register by phone or email,
please contact Michelle Hinkle at 617-338-4268 or michelle.hinkle@tbf.org

Date: October 18, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 3rd floor

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