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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Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

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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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, 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, …
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…
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…
Articles & Research, Leadership & Management Practices, ProInspire Impact, ProInspire Staff
Drucker Institute, a social enterprise whose mission is strengthening organizations to strengthen society, recently interviewed ProInspire Founder and CEO Monisha Kapila for an article on Managing the Boss. The article, featured in the Institute’s bimonthly Monday* magazine, builds on Peter Dr…
About Us, Impact Accelerator, Program Participants & Cohorts, ProInspire Impact
By Leland Holcomb, 2017 Impact Accelerator participant Burgeoning professionals wishing to enter, or expand their reach within, the social sector face a landscape that is exciting and full of opportunity, but also one that is competitive, ambiguous, and uncertain. Effectively unlocking this opportun…
Program Participants & Cohorts, ProInspire Alumni, ProInspire Fellowship, ProInspire Impact
Last week marked the final training for 2016 ProInspire Fellows in Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a time of both celebration and reflection, as the Fellows looked back on what they had learned over the past year, and set goals for their future as leaders in the nonprofit …
Managing for Success, ProInspire Alumni, ProInspire Impact
Congratulations to Managing for Success Alum Daria Hall on her selection to the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Fellowship Cohort! Daria will join 14 other executive and management level nonprofit professionals and social entrepreneurs for a weeklong program lat…
About Us, Program Participants & Cohorts, ProInspire Fellowship, ProInspire Impact,
By Sonovia Wint, 2016 ProInspire Fellow Last year’s election result was marked by an intensity of emotions from many groups of people. It brought tensions to the surface and highlighted existing divisions within our country. What I most noticed was the change in the way we responded to one anoth…
Leadership & Management Practices, ProInspire Impact, ProInspire Staff
Tiffany Quivers, ProInspire faculty member and leadership development consultant, was recently featured in the Inside the Office blog series on Huffington Post. In this piece, Tiffany discusses her work and reveals some of the motivations and inspirations that helped shape her both personally and pr…
About Us, Government Fellowship, Program Participants & Cohorts, ProInspire Impact
Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund new fellowship program to engage the government and private sector in advancing global development and inclusive economies through digital finance ProInspire, a nonprofit focused on developing leaders for the world’s greatest challenges,…
About Us, ProInspire Impact
Alumni, current Fellows, donors, partners, and other members of the ProInspire community joined CEO Monisha Kapila and staff members for our third annual Impact Call on January 25th, 2017. The Impact Call offered a chance to learn more about ProInspire’s 2016 results and 2017 priorities. 201…
Program Participants & Cohorts, ProInspire Alumni, ProInspire Fellowship, ProInspire Impact
By Marley Leitner, 2016 DC ProInspire Fellow Julie Beck recently wrote an article in The Atlantic about how to cope with stress. In it she states that “strengthening connections with families, communities, and organizations is the most important preventive approach.” My experience with the Pro…

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