Research and Resources

From primary research to a curated collection of articles, our interactive database is a valuable tool for individuals and organizations to utilize to accelerate equity and leadership in the sector.

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

This publication is the culmination of the Equity in the Center’s research, which illustrates in detail how organizations can move through the Race Equity Cycle by activating specific organizational levers. Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture provides insights, tactics, and practices social sector organizations can and have used to measurably shift organizational culture, operationalize equity, and move from a dominant organizational culture to a Race Equity Culture.

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Takeaways from American Express Leadership Academy 2.0

ProInspire had the chance to talk with alumna Maggie Goldstein Cooper (2016 Managing for Success SF cohort) about her experience at the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: a Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders. Maggie works as the Head of Talent + Communications at Caliber Schools and was nominated by ProInspire and then selected by the AmEx/Aspen review panel as one of fifteen participants to attend this highly selective program. Read all about her experience below!

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Takeaways from American Express Leadership Academy 2.0

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

This report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color. Education and training are not the solution—women of color with high levels of education are more likely to be in administrative roles and are more likely to report frustrations about inadequate and inequitable salaries. BMP’s call to action focuses on systems change, organizational change, and individual support for women of color in the sector.

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Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

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ProInspire Alumni, ProInspire Network
ProInspire had the chance to talk with alumna Maggie Goldstein Cooper (2016 Managing for Success SF cohort) about her experience at the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: a Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders. Maggie works as the Head of Talent + Communicati…
ProInspire Alumni, ProInspire Network, Strategic Planning
By: John Campbell, Co-Chair ProInspire Alumni Council and 2016 DC ProInspire Fellow Over the Summer, I had the opportunity to represent ProInspire at Capital One Foundation’s Alumni Engagement Summit. Over 30 organizations from around the country gathered to share best practices, learn about alum…
About Us, ProInspire Impact
We are excited to share a sneak peek of our new branding. After a year of gathering input from alumni, advisors, funders, partners, and program participants, as well as many discussions among our team, ProInspire has a new brand! We plan to roll out our new branding over the next few months, and wan…
About Us, ProInspire Staff,
By: Monisha Kapila This week I returned from a two-month sabbatical, my first long break since I started ProInspire in 2009. Earlier this year our Board approved a new policy through which all full-time employees are eligible for a sabbatical after five years with ProInspire. As the longest-serving …
About Us, Leading for Equity, ProInspire Impact, Strategic Planning
By Monisha Kapila Over the past two years, ProInspire has been actively building our knowledge and capacity to more clearly center equity¹ in our work. We deeply appreciate partners who have shared their journey with us, so our team will share learnings, questions, and struggles as we pursue our ow…
About Us, ProInspire Impact, ProInspire Staff
By: Talisha Rice, ProInspire Fellow, 2015, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), MBA Candidate 2020 Nearly three years ago I left my corporate job with one of the world’s leading financial services institutions, JP Morgan, to transition into the social sector to work with an education, health, …
This past week, we have been overwhelmed seeing migrant families separated at the border and children sleeping in cages. While many people are thinking about what they can do as individuals, you should also consider how this issue impacts your colleagues at work. Here are three things to consider: C…
Articles & Research, Equity in the Center, Race Equity
Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design, highlighted Equity in the Center’s recently released publication, Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Cultur…
Articles & Research, Equity in the Center, Race Equity
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, an independent news organization that serves leaders, funders, and others in the social sector, recently featured Equity in the Center’s publication, Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture. The article, 5 Steps to Building a Culture of Racial Eq…
Equity in the Center
By: Kerrien Rollins Suarez, Director of Equity in the Center “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history…If we do not act [,] we shall surely be dragged down…” -Dr. Martin Lu…
About Us, ProInspire Impact
By: Monisha Kapila As we start the new year, the ProInspire team is excited for the existing and new programs that we will be providing towards our Bold Goal that social sector organizations have high performing leaders at all levels in order to fulfill their missions. Look for more information on t…
Fellowship Industry Research, Leadership & Management Practices, ProInspire Staff
By Kate Loving, ProInspire’s Marketing and Communications Associate Reposted with permission from PCDnetwork.org Fellowships can be one of the most valuable experiences of your professional and academic career. Whether you are transitioning into a new sector or are traveling to research or wor…
About Us, ProInspire Fellowship, ProInspire Impact
By Monisha Kapila Our Board and team are excited about the 2018 strategies we have outlined and their ability to drive the work towards our Bold Goal. As part of these plans, and as I mentioned in a recent blog post on them, we have made the difficult decision to sunset the ProInspire Fellowship Pro…
About Us, ProInspire Impact, Strategic Planning
By Monisha Kapila I am happy to share an update on ProInspire’s strategic plan as we prepare for 20 18-2019. This update includes exciting plans to launch new programs, and our decision to sunset the ProInspire Fellowship in 2018. As a quick review, in Fall 2017 our Board approved ProInspire’s B…

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