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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

MoveUp 6th Annual Meeting w/ Keynote Speaker Jamal Jimerson

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
4:00 pm7:00 pm
Pond House, West Hartford CT

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for our 6th Annual Meeting at the Pond House, located in the beautiful gardens of Elizabeth Park! The event begins at 4:00, with hor d'oeuvres, networking, and cash bar, followed by a short program, and more food and time for networking. We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Jamal Jimerson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Minority Inclusion Project (MIP), who will talk about equity and inclusion in our work, and we will honor this year's recipient of the Sharon O'Meara Award for Leadership, Innovation & Collaborative Spirit. After the program, please stay for more hor d'oeuvres, networking, conversation with our speakers, and cash bar.