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Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The initial results from the Building Movement Project’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey have been released in this report that provides an unprecedented look into the dynamics behind the racial leadership gap for nonprofits across the country. The findings point to a new narrative. To increase the number of people of color leaders, the nonprofit…

The Next Sustainability Frontier: Gender Equity as a Business Imperative

This SSIR article explores the business impacts of gender equity and women’s empowerment and lists several things organizations interested in expanding their work in this area can do.

Assessing Nonprofit Capacity: Tools That Can Help

One of the Packard Foundation’s longtime funder collaborators is The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Hewlett). Hewlett’s Effective Philanthropy Group seeks to strengthen the capacity of the foundation’s staff, its grantees, and philanthropy in general to achieve their goals and benefit the common good. It recently released an analysis of various tools used for assessing…

Kindness, Listening, and Curiosity: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

When I was growing up, every weekday afternoon a half-hour before my family’s dinnertime, Fred Rogers opened his door and sang “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” to his TV audience. And pretty much every afternoon, my siblings and I would plop ourselves into easy chairs and fall into the satisfying and soothing routines…

Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits,

Compiled by the Building Movement Project, this resource for nonprofits provides an interactive search portal that connects people and organizations looking to align the values and principles of their work to the best tools, research, and resources from across the social sector.