Leadership Series informs, equips and inspires black professionals to take the lead

According to a recent article published in Nonprofit Quarterly, 80 percent of nonprofits are led by white executives, and yet poverty rates among people of color are twice as high as whites and they typically compose a higher number of those supported by nonprofits.

As part of our efforts to transition from discussion to taking actionable steps, the Center recently initiated—and provided at no charge, an 8-part course: Nonprofit Leadership Series for Black Professionals. Offered over the summer, the course provided invaluable information and tools to prepare and inspire participants to succeed as leaders in the nonprofit sector. Sessions included financial analysis, using tools such as PIE and STAR, personal development, inspiring a team, accountability, engaging with recruiters, lessons from leaders and guest speakers, group coaching sessions, and more.

The series was very well received and appreciated by sixty-six participants from a variety of organizations, including top executives, senior leaders, managers, a few service coordinators and even a board member.


Special thanks to Rob Malone,
Executive Director, The Arc Prince George’s County,
for leading this effort.