At ProInspire, we envision a just and equitable society where all people thrive. And we are not alone. Passionate, committed leaders at all levels work across the social sector to address inequities in education, disparate health outcomes, access to affordable housing, and other obstacles that impede our goal. Despite the best of intentions and a lot of innovative solutions, we cannot achieve true equity until we tackle the root cause of these injustices: structural racism.
Structural racism can be seen even within the contours of the social sector, where a racial leadership gap persists. Leadership in nonprofits does not reflect our society, the workforce, or even the communities nonprofit organizations serve. People of color only account for 10 percent of social sector CEOs and Board Chairs. In fact, only 16% of all board members in the sector are people of color. This disparity exists because racism is systemically embedded in institutions, structures, and social relations across American society.
This is why we have set out on a mission to reimagine leadership and support leaders to center equity in their work.
We will reimagine leadership by providing leadership development programs that apply a race equity lens, strengthening organization’s equity competencies, and serve as a thought leader on issues of leadership and race equity within the social sector. We must support leaders to accelerate equity and ultimately tackle the injustices that continue to serve as barriers to a just and equitable society.
We can only reimagine leadership with your support.
As we look to the next ten years, your support ensures that our impact will be even greater. By investing in ProInspire, you play a vital role in reimagining leadership and the future of the social sector.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 from individuals, like you, who are ready to help us reimagine leadership. With the generous support of our Board of Directors and major donors, we have already raised $50,000! We need your support in raising the next $50,000. Together we can reimagine leadership and tackle structural racism. Thank you for partnering with us to #ReimagineLeadership.
If you would like to write a check, make a donor advised fund contribution, or donate through corporate giving platforms, here is the information:
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ProInspire envisions an equitable and just society: free of systemic oppression where all people thrive. Rooted in the belief that leadership and equity are key to the systems change needed to realize this vision, we design and deliver programming and resources to support individuals, strengthen organizations, and influence and equip the sector, so that leaders at all levels have:
- Competencies to accelerate equity
- Confidence to take action
- Connections to build their network and maximize their impact