“Despite the evidence that systems and structures are leading to the isolation of people of color in nonprofit organizations, there still seems to be a hesitance to talk explicitly about racism in the sector,” writes Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movement Project. Here he discusses the “nonprofit racial leadership gap.” This article is part of the ongoing EDI Series sponsored by NPQ and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).
Today, we introduce our newest columnist, the Nonprofit Whisperer, who is like a Greek chorus to your nonprofit practice. Write to her about your nonprofit drama and she will reply—and keep you anonymous, too!
Can sharing executive leadership really work in nonprofits? What issues does it answer? And how do you approach the possibility? This article takes up these questions through interviews with leaders of five progressive community organizations with shared leadership models, and the resulting observations and advice speak directly to organizational relevance and sustainability.
This take-no-prisoners article from CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, based on their own research data, exposes the very real stagnation of many nonprofits when it comes to next-generation leadership practices. This stagnation constitutes a lack of stewardship of our potentially powerful workforces. Please see this article as a call to action: Share it with your boards, your colleagues, and funders because in our lack of attention, we are wasting precious resources right now!
This case reflecting a new practice model discusses in a vibrant and resonant way how one community-based nonprofit blended business, strategic, and succession planning to support an executive transition.
How to Think Differently about Communication: Your Nonprofit’s Role in Reframing the Post-Election Discourse
This important article comes to us from the renowned FrameWorks Institute and is worthy of wide distribution, discussion, and self-reflection among nonprofits and philanthropy. It asks if the way we frame the important social issues we address is not only inadequate but perhaps even wildly counterproductive.