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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.

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Upcoming Activities & Events

Association of Black Business & Professionals Presents: In the Spirit of Malcolm X

Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
American International College - 1000 State Street, Springfield MA
Association of Black Business & Professionals Presents: In the Spirit of Malcolm X

Come out and celebrate the life and work of Malcolm X... and then join us in a panel discussion on Black Leadership and what that actually means. Everyone has a perspective, please come out and share yours! MIP Executive Director, Jamal Jimerson, is one of the featured panelists for this event.

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