Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

A national association membership organization that promotes effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy 

Dedicated to providing a professional education to a new, demographically diverse generation of grantmakers working in public, private and nonprofit community-oriented groups

National Urban League

The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations 

The Center for Sustainable Philanthropy provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting.

African-American Development Officers Network (AADO)

The goal of the AADO Network is to annually provide an opportunity for members to network and gain knowledge through interaction with experts in the field of development

Giving Black Cincinnati: A Legacy of Black Resistance and Stewardship

Greater Cincinnati Foundation and New England Blacks in Philanthropy created this study which explores the role of philanthropy in the Greater Cincinnati black community, highlighting the opportunities and perspectives of black donors. 


The work of creating a Race Equity Culture requires an adaptive and transformational approach that impacts behaviors and mindsets as well as practices, programs, and processes. This guide helps organizations align their D&I ambitions with action.


BoardSource and its global network of leaders represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the social sector. We are committed to providing support that is relevant and accessible to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus.

The Executive Leadership Countil

Working to increase the number of successful black executives, domestically and internationally, by adding value to their development, leadership and philanthropic endeavors, thereby strengthening their companies, organizations and communities 

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Race to Lead:
An Initiative Building Movement Project

The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap. Studies have tracked the small percentage of people of color in Executive Director / CEO roles for years. Efforts to support and train and inspire and mold aspiring leaders of color are important…but they’re not enough to move the dial towards more diverse leadership.

Talent Justice- Report: Investing in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce

Produced by Fund the People and the Center for Urban and Racial Equity, this comprehensive report offers important findings on the challenges and opportunities of investing in intersectional racial equity in the U.S. nonprofit workforce.