Join us for a Zoom gathering coinciding with the recent release of the report, Race to Lead Revisited, and a panel discussion about race and leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Earlier this year, the Building Movement Project (BMP) released Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap. This new report, based on over 5,000 responses collected from a 2019 survey, builds upon the findings of previous reports and explores new insights on race and leadership in the sector.
Race to Lead Revisited presents three key findings, which will be discussed during this webinar:
1. The original Race to Lead report is still relevant three years later.
2. There is a white advantage in the nonprofit sector.
3. DEI efforts are widespread and their effectiveness is uncertain.
This webinar features Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, co-director of the Building Movement Project, in conversation with local nonprofit leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from our expert panelists, and to learn more about the report and its specific implications for nonprofits in the Kansas City area.
Following Sean’s remarks, there will be a panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders. Panelists are:
To continue the conversation, we encourage you to also register for the follow-up discussion of this presentation, Diving Deeper: A Discussion about Race and Leadership in Kansas City Nonprofits, occurring on Monday, November 23rd from 5-6 PM.
- Consuelo Cruz, Marketing & Community Engagement Manager for Belger Cartage Service Inc and Belger Arts.
- Godfrey Riddle, Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld co-directs the Building Movement Project, which supports and pushes the nonprofit sector to tackle the most significant social issues of our times by developing research, creating tools and training materials, providing guidance, and facilitating networks for social change.
Prior to joining the BMP staff, Sean spent a decade working in various roles at Community Change, where he developed training programs for grassroots leaders, worked in the communications and policy departments coordinating online and grassroots advocacy efforts, and lobbied on a range of issues, including immigration reform, transportation equity, and anti-poverty programs.
Consuelo Cruz is the Marketing and Community Engagement Manager for Belger Cartage Service, Inc. and Belger Arts. She has over fifteen years of experience forming and cultivating partnerships with diverse stakeholders in non-profit, corporate and government sectors. She has served as Director of Latino Cultural Arts Division and Director of Development for Mattie Rhodes Center, as an interpreter, an adjunct Spanish instructor, and most recently as the Arts Marketing Coordinator for the Office of Culture and Creative Services, City of Kansas City, Missouri.
Godfrey Riddle, MPA is the Director of Resource Development for ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council and previously worked with Rightfully Sewn and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Godfrey founded ArtsKC’s Arts Leadership Series to cultivate diverse arts nonprofit leaders. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps VISTA and CORO KC and serves on the board for BlaqOut, a grassroots initiative to end HIV/AIDS in Kansas City’s Black queer community. In 2017, Godfrey was honored as one of INK Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for his career and community involvement.
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Connext (formerly YNPNkc) provides learning and networking opportunities for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.