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The Problem

The U.S. nonprofit sector has a diversity problem.  90% of nonprofit CEOs and board chairs are white.  People of color comprise just 16 percent of nonprofit board members, nearly identical to 1994 figures, even though they represent 39 percent of our country’s population. 30% of nonprofits don’t have a single person of color on their board. The leadership and governance of nonprofit organizations is not racially or ethnically reflective of the demographics of this country or the communities they're serving. Building Movement Project, authors of the publication "Race to Lead" refer to this problem as the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap


The Solution

Building Movement Project's Race to Lead report asserts that the racial leadership gap is a systemic problem that requires comprehensive systemic solutions - specifically "to address and correct the racialized organizational and systemic barriers facing people of color as leaders and in the sector overall."


What We Do

As a nonprofit, Minority Inclusion Project (MIP) works within a peer-learning network of nonprofit and public agencies to close the nonprofit racial leadership gap by creating pathways to leadership for people of color. We offer a variety of ways to work to advance racial and ethnic diversity in nonprofit leadership - from programs designed to advance diversity in nonprofit boards and leadership, to in-depth workshops, to hourly consulting sessions, to race-equity-inclusion strategic planning sessions.  MIP is very adept at tailoring our work to meet the distinct needs of the institutions and professionals in our peer-learning network.


Upcoming Activities & Events

The Business Case for Diversity

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
8:30 am4:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum

Event is open to nonprofits located in Waterbury & Greater Litchfield Hills. Hosted by: Connecticut Community Foundation

Don't miss this FREE workshop led by Jamal Jimerson and the Minority Inclusion Project Incorporated focused on how integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into your work can strengthen your organization.

The full day-event will include a panel discussion about nonprofit diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) challenges and opportunities, as well as two spark sessions focused on introducing participants to practical DEI action planning and the Minority Inclusion Project board diversity toolkit.

This FREE session is ideal for senior staff and board members. Teams made up of staff and the board are encouraged to attend.