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Board Diversity: Beyond the Numbers, 2021

Vera de Vera, who is a program director at the Weingart Foundation and leads our capacity building work, recently moderated a discussion on board diversity with Dr. Yolanda Gorman, board member and faculty of the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI), and Patrick Salazar, founder and executive director of Latinos for Leadership Excellence and Diversity (Latino LEADS). In the recorded conversation, Dr. Gorman and Mr. Salazar share highlights of board diversity pilot projects their organizations implemented and lessons learned. The video offers guidance to nonprofit organizations in recruiting and supporting people of color on their boards of directors and creating a more inclusive culture within their organizations. [Watch the video]

Race to Lead: Women in the Nonprofit Sector (2019)

This report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color. Education and training are not the solution—women of color with high levels of education are more likely to be in administrative roles and are more likely to report frustrations about inadequate and inequitable salaries. The Building Movement Project’s call to action focuses on systems change, organizational change, and individual support for women of color in the sector. To read the report, click here.

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap (2017)

An important report from the Building Movement Project explores why people of color are still under-represented in nonprofit CEO/executive director positions. “Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap” is based on a survey of over 4,000 nonprofit professionals. To read the report, click here.

Resources from the Center for Nonprofit Management (2017)

The Center for Nonprofit Management has created a free Nonprofit Answer Guide with concise answers to important operational and management questions across the nonprofit sector, as well as a collection of hand-picked resources on the topics of boards and governance, evaluation, finance, fundraising, leadership and innovation, legal resources, and more. Nonprofits can access the Guide for information and resources.

Collaborating for Equity and Justice (Nonprofit Quarterly, 2017)

The United States has historically struggled with how to treat all its citizens equitably and fairly while wealth and power are concentrated in a very small segment of our society. Now, in the face of growing public awareness and outcry about the centuries-long injustices experienced by African Americans, Native Americans, new immigrants, and other marginalized groups, we believe that our nation urgently needs collaborative multisector approaches toward equity and justice. To read the full article, click here.

Los Angeles County to Explore Negotiating Indirect Cost Rates with Nonprofits (2016)

The Weingart Foundation is committed to advancing equity—to expanding opportunity by correcting the imbalances we see across racial, ethnic and socio-economic lines in our education, health, human service, economic, and criminal justice systems. For us, equity also means strengthening the capacity and infrastructure of nonprofits working in communities hit hardest by persistent poverty. This is why it’s so important to us that private and public funders support “full cost” funding for nonprofits. To read the full report, click here.

Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action (2016)

In March of 2015, the Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS), a $250 million nonprofit human services provider in New York, announced it would be closing. This report from the Human Services Council in New York, which was written in aftermath of the FEGS bankruptcy, found that underfunded government payment rates are the primary driver of financial distress. The bankruptcy of FEGS, a large and well-regarded organization, underscores the importance of providing full cost funding to nonprofit organizations administering government grants and contracts. This story also highlights the importance of local municipalities in addressing the indirect cost provision of the Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance. To read the full report, click here.