Discussion on Diversity in Nonprofits

  • July 31, 2018
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Nonprofits interested in increasing diversity and inclusion in nonprofits at the staff, executive, and board levels are invited to join in a discussion with Building Movement Project and The New Philanthropists on Tuesday, July 31st at The Settlement Home for Children from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movement Project will share the results of the Race to Lead study on national nonprofit workforce diversity as well as discuss best practices with One Voice members. Following lunch (provided), Kazique Prince of The New Philanthropists will address diversity among Austin's nonprofit boards and facilitate a conversation around the impact of different cultural communication styles on board selection.

This event is aimed at Executive Directors and their Board members, with a limit of 2 per organization.

More on Race to Lead:

The Building Movement Project conducted a survey with more than 4,000 nonprofits to find out why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. The results call into question common assumptions about the nonprofit racial leadership gap. The findings show:

  • It’s NOT about Differences in Background, Qualifications or Aspirations:  While people of color and white respondents have similar backgrounds in education, position, salary, and years working in the nonprofit sector, and people of color aspire to be leaders more than white respondents, the percentage of people of color in executive director/CEO roles has still remained under 20% for the last 15 years.
  • 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.


1607 Colony Creek Drive, Austin, Texas, 78758


There is a sign that says The Settlement Home Williamson Family Campus and this is where you enter the parking lot. After arriving at 1607 Colony Creek Drive you may park in any of the available parking spaces and make your way toward the two buildings on campus. Our training will be in the Conference Center which is in building B, the building on the right-hand side. One of our staff will let you in, as the door to building B is typically locked. However, if you don’t see anyone when you walk up, ring the doorbell.

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