Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

April 26th, 2018

Register: OKC – 8:30 – 10:30 am
Register: Tulsa – 1:30 – 3:30 pm


Diverse teams create economic, innovation, and effectiveness advantages. Diversity and inclusion just means “better”, in so many senses of the word. Learn more about how to make a real difference in your organization.

Confronting the Leadership Gap!

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap with less than 20% of CEO/ED positions held by people of color. Learn how our sector can change the narrative of the problem
and develop new strategies. By embracing this imperative, the sector can align our social justice principles with our operating practices.

“To find out more, the Building Movement Project conducted the Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey. Over 4,000 respondents answered questions about their current nonprofit job, interest in leading a nonprofit, training/supports, views of leadership, and personal background. They were also asked about their views on race and the nonprofit sector. This report, the first in a series to be released over the next two years, will compare people of color and white respondents’ background, aspirations to be leaders, training, and attitudes towards leadership. The findings from the survey challenge the way the nonprofit sector has been approaching the racial leadership gap.” (learn more here )

Join us for this thought provoking and energy charged session to learn how nonprofit leaders can bridge the divide and embrace the systems, culture and behavior changes that will align our sector with the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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April 26th, 2018

Register: OKC – 8:30 – 10:30 am
Register: Tulsa – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld
Building Movement Project

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld co-directs the Building Movement Project, with a special focus on BMP’s work on service and social change. Prior to joining the BMP staff, Sean spent a decade working in various roles at the Center for Community Change. At CCC, he developed training programs for grassroots leaders, worked in CCC’s communications and policy departments where he coordinated online and grassroots advocacy efforts, and lobbied on a range of issues, including immigration reform, transportation equity and anti-poverty programs. Before joining the Center, Sean worked as a Policy Analyst at the National Council of La Raza, where he focused on employment and income security issues.

Proud Partners of the National Speaker Series with Sean Thomas-Breitfeld:

  • Oklahoma City University Graduate Program in Nonprofit Leadership
  • United Way of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma Nonprofit Studies Program
  • Oklahoma Center for Community Justice (OCCJ)
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR – Oklahoma Chapter)
  • University of Oklahoma Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing
  • University of Central Oklahoma Department of Mass Communication

April 26th, 2018

Register: OKC – 8:30 – 10:30 am
Register: Tulsa – 1:30 – 3:30 pm


NOTE: This is one installment of our year-long Beyond Tolerance series focused on educational events and on-line tools that nonprofits can use to advance their awareness of and efforts in diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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