Article: "The White People Over Your Fave Nonprofits Often Ignore Black Leaders" on Zora.com
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As a Black woman who has worked in both sacred and secular nonprofit spaces, I know first hand that regardless of what the org's target demographic is, if the organization has no Black leadership on its board and in executive decision-making roles, it is a white-led org. The current makeup of The Current Project's board is all Black, majority female, including two women who are single mothers. When we are at a place to hire, we will ensure qualified Black single mothers are at the top of the list and providing a thriving (not just living) wage.
But in order to turn the tide in nonprofit spaces to dismantle white-centered leadership (or, in some cases, POC who do the white man's bidding), we have to support, encourage, connect Black women nonprofit leaders. $$, time, resources, in that order.
Check out the article, "The White People Over Your Fave Nonprofits Often Ignore Black Leaders" by Kristina Dove on Zora.com.