Diversity

Open Letter from Social Entrepreneurs to President Trump

I have joined more than 400 leaders of well-respected and impactful organizations, including many Koya clients, to collectively express opposition to Executive Order 13769—the Immigration Executive Order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, issued several weeks ago.

As the Trump administration considers its next steps which may include issuing a new executive order, it remains pertinent that the voices of civil society are heard. The organizations these leaders represent are on the front lines of social […]

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Invest in Leadership Development to Retain High Performers of All Races Featured in Philanthropy News Digest

While people of color in the United States account for nearly half – 48 percent – of the total student population, leadership in nonprofit education organizations doesn’t mirror this demographic fact. In a recent survey, From Intention to Action: Building Diverse Leadership Teams in Education to Deepen Impact, Koya Leadership Partners and Education Pioneers found that at the director level within education nonprofits, only 39 percent of leaders are people of color. At the vice president level, the number dips to […]

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Koya’s Advice on Building Diverse, Inclusive Leadership Teams Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

There is an increasing body of evidence that diverse teams of varying racial and ethnic makeup produce better results. They perform better financially, gain a competitive edge when recruiting top talent, experience less employee turnover, and offer greater benefits for those they serve. This is true in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, but is particularly important for nonprofits that serve communities of color, which is overwhelmingly the case in the education sector. Nearly half of the students in the […]

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From Intention to Action: Building diverse leadership teams in education to deepen impact

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In early 2014, Koya Leadership Partners and Education Pioneers collaborated on an initiative to assess racial diversity in education nonprofits and develop concrete recommendations for how to build more racially diverse leadership teams.

Read the results of our joint endeavor here: From Intention to Action: Building Diverse Leadership Teams in Education to Deepen Impact.

This report from the field illustrates the gap between intention and action that […]

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