Category Archives: Gender Equity

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

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Findings from the Building Movement Project’s national survey of more than 4,000 nonprofit staff showed that people of color have similar qualifications as white respondents and are more likely to aspire to nonprofit leadership positions. The findings stood in contrast to the widespread assumptions that there are not enough people of color willing and able to lead. In addition, respondents across race agreed that people of color seeking leadership roles face a range of systemic barriers to advancement.


Report Identifies Barriers to Nonprofit Advancement for Women of Color

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In a new report by the Building Movement Project, researchers uncovered something many women of color in the nonprofit sector intuitively know and find intimately familiar: Due to gender and race-based discrimination, women of color encounter significantly more barriers to advancement than white women and men of color. The report, Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector, builds on the group’s 2016 research on the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector.


Dress and Grooming Expectations

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Professional dress makes a positive contribution to the sense of trust we hope to establish. This brief statement on Gender-Neutral Dresscode Gudielines, from Neighborhood Trust, takes out all references to gender.  Please use and adapt these Dress and Grooming Expectations of theirs to suit your own organizations needs.


Gender Equity in the Office

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Over the past year, we’ve all seen the marches, social media campaigns, and high profile court cases. Women are making strides in the workforce, in society, and in the world. Unfortunately, gender inequity still exists, even in nonprofit sector.


The Case for Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

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The social sector has a gender equity problem. While women make up three-quarters of the sector workforce, they comprise only 16 percent of CEO’s of nonprofits and foundations with budgets over $50 million. This article focuses primarily on gender equity, while other pieces emphasize the critical intersection points between gender, race and other identities.


Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

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Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector makes the case for why gender equity is one of the most critical issues facing our sector and outlines how next generation charitable sector leaders and charitable organizations can champion gender equity. This guide is designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.


Moving the Needle for Women Leaders: How organisations can informand impact Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for women

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While diversity covers a range of human dimensions, the biggest question mark is still hovering around women in the workforce, and female leaders. In this report, LinkedIn hope’s to shed some light on the reasons why female leadership is still trailing behind across multiple functions, as well as some unique insights into what is preventing women from reaching the top, and what organisations are trying to do about it.


The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women

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Get tried-and-true advice, best practices, and valuable exercises to equip and inspire you to pursue leadership positions within your organization. This workbook was made possible by women leaders in the nonprofit community. Download this free workbook to look at topics such as 3 Goals for Aspiring Leaders, Developing Your Skill Set, and Building Your Brand.


The gender pay gap

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Women still earn a lot less than men, despite decades of equal-pay laws. Why? This article focuses on why the pay gap between men and women in rich countries is no longer narrowing and perceptions behind the gender pay gap.