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23 Leaders Selected for New Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship

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National research shows 84% of nonprofit board members are white, with 1 in 4 nonprofits lacking representation from any professionals of color on their boards (BoardSource, 2017). To address this disparity and foster more inclusive and equitable communities, the Nonprofit Leadership Center recently launched our new Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship. The program is designed to strengthen the …

Survey Reveals Impact of COVID-19 and 2020 Challenges on Nonprofits at Year-End

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It’s no secret that COVID-19 has profoundly impacted nonprofits and communities, but what is the outlook for organizations today as they’ve continued to navigate the effects of the pandemic? The Nonprofit Leadership Center began surveying nonprofit CEOs and executive directors in March 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Tampa Bay nonprofits and their constituents. Six months after the …

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Addressing Unconscious Bias: Where Awareness and Understanding Begin

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We each carry a different perspective into the interactions we have and situations we experience. In other words, my reality is not your reality. Our bias, or our tendency to see the world through a lens that favors our own reality, shapes what we see. As we go through life understanding different realities, our own perspectives and opinions change. None …