Reports

Reports

The Mel King Institute report library houses research reports and policy briefs relevant to the community development sector from organizations all over the country.

  • Author: Building Movement Project | Year: 2020
    Description:

    Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap presents findings from a 2019 survey of more than 5,000 paid nonprofit staff on their experiences of race and leadership in nonprofit settings, including many of the same questions asked in the original survey. New data and analysis explores how respondents experience diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workplace, personal and organizational financial circumstances, and views on how to both increase the diversity of nonprofit leaders and better support people of color already leading in the sector. 

  • Author: YW Boston & Boston Foundation | Year: 2020
    Description:

    Over the past two years, YW Boston has had the incredible opportunity to partner with the Boston Foundation and a number of their grantees. The Boston Foundation funded ten nonprofits’ participation in InclusionBoston. Through the generous support of the Boston Foundation and the participation of this nonprofit cohort, YW Boston was able to extrapolate learnings that can benefit nonprofit leaders, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practitioners, funders, and anyone wanting to continue to engage in DEI work. As a result of this partnership, YW Boston and the Boston Foundation published Facilitating Organizational Change: Lessons from Nonprofit Participation in InclusionBoston.

    The goal of our Facilitating Organizational Change report is to provide tools, learnings, and context through which individuals and organizations can begin or deepen their diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Specifically, this paper introduces the InclusionBoston model and explores the impact of this model on racial DEI within nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area. 

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    Author: TSNE MissionWorks with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation | Year: 2019
    Description:

    This report presents the evolution of TSNE MissionWorks' What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition program. It points to the need to evolve the traditional models for transition and succession planning which are not enough to support the long-standing issues that have plagued the nonprofit sector for decades. 

  • Author: Molly Delano Brennan with Miecha Ranea Forbes | Year: 2019
    Description:

    This report is an examination of how and why this gap exists, with the aim of giving leaders actionable strategies for increasing board diversity.