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Alliance Webinar Series: Race to Lead
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The 2018 Alliance Webinar Series continues on May 23 with featured presenter Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movement Project. Sean will present findings of their recent “Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap” research project. The webinar begins at noon EST/9 PST. Members may register at no cost and non-members are welcome to participate for $49.

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When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Noon EST/ 9:00 am PST
Where: United States
Presenter: Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Building Movement Project
Contact: Elaine Powers


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The Building Movement Project surveyed more than 4,000 respondents about their current nonprofit job, interest in leading a nonprofit, training/supports, views of leadership, and personal background. The findings from the survey challenge the way the nonprofit sector has been approaching the racial leadership gap. They show more similarities than differences in the background and preparation between white respondents and people of color, and point to the need to transfer the responsibility for the racial leadership gap from those who are targeted by it (aspiring leaders of color), to those setting the norms and standards for nonprofit organizations and the sector.

On May 23, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, co-director of the Building Movement Project, will present the findings from the Race to Lead report. The presentation will be followed with responses and perspectives from professionals experienced inadvancing racial equity in the field, including an executive director and a consultant. The 75-minute webinar will also include time for discussion and questions from webinar participants.

Thomas-Breitfeld co-directs the Building Movement Project, developing research, tools, and training materials that bolster the potential of nonprofit organizations to support progressive social change. Prior to joining the BMP staff, Sean spent a decade working in a variety of roles at the Center for Community Change; moving from the policy and communications departments to developing training programs for grassroots leaders. Sean started his career at UnidosUS (formerly NCLR), where he developed research and lobbied on issues related to employment and income security. Sean holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.

Co-sponsored by the Alliance’s new Advancing Racial Equity Interest Group, this webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at noon EST/9 PST. This opportunity is free to Alliance Members and only $49 for non-members.