Race to Lead Revisited: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap and the PA Impact

Presented by: Frances Kunreuther, Co-director of the Building Movement Project

Synopsis: Learn about the results from the Building Movement Project’s recently released report Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap.  Frances Kunreuther, co-director of the Building Movement Project will present the findings including comparisons to the original Race to Lead report released three years ago; information on diversity, equity and inclusion in the sector; and the data on the “white advantage.” The presentation will be followed by a conversation with three Pennsylvania leaders, including Fred Brown, President & CEO of The Forbes Funds, and Anne Gingerich, Executive Director of PANO, on the relevance of the data to Pennsylvania.

Keynote Details

When: Monday, October 19,
9:00 – 10:05 am

Frances Kunreuther

Co-director of the Building Movement Project

Frances Kunreuther co-directs the Building Movement Project
(, which works to strengthen U.S. nonprofits as sites of civic engagement and social change. She is co-author of From the Ground Up: Grassroots Organizations Making Social Change (Cornell, 2006) and Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership (Jossey Bass, 2009). Frances spent five years at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University following a year-long Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellowship. Frances headed the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LBGT youth, and also has worked in a variety of social service agencies. She writes and presents frequently on issues related to nonprofits, leadership and social change.

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