According to a 2017 national study, 87% of executive directors or presidents of nonprofit organizations and foundations were white, with minimal representation of African Americans (6%), Asian Americans (3%), and Hispanics (4%) in those positions. Yet not only do many of these organizations serve Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, the tiers below the senior executive level are often staffed by young BIPOC leaders. The social sector’s efforts towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will be unnecessarily constrained unless it can unlock the in-house development of the next generation of BIPOC executive leadership.
Addressing this critical need, Curtis Chang presented a Stanford Social Innovation national webinar on BIPOC leadership development, based on his creation of Silicon Valley Next (SVN). SVN is an innovative leadership program that has successfully developed home grown executive talent in the Bay Area nonprofit sector.
Find out more at SSIR (recordings of the webinar are also available for registrants).