Investing in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce
  • Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Investing in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce Survey. This research, which has been commissioned by Fund the People and led by the Center for Urban and Racial Equity, seeks to identify challenges, opportunities, and best practices for promoting equity and inclusion during three key phases in the life cycle of nonprofit professionals: access to nonprofit careers, advancement and retention, and ascension to executive leadership and management. 

    For the purposes of this study, Fund the People’s working definition of equity in the nonprofit workforce is: 

    "The process and outcome of ensuring that a workforce is inclusive of people of color and other marginalized or under-represented groups at a rate at least representative of the community it serves and at all levels of employment; where institutional and structural barriers impacting employee attraction, selection, participation, retention and ascension to leadership positions have been eliminated, enabling opportunity for employment success and career growth." (adapted from Seattle Department of Human Resources)

    Your responses to the survey will be anonymous. Through this survey and other research, we hope to collect experiences and insights from nonprofit, foundation, and relevant consulting professionals that will inform the development of resources and strategies to facilitate investment in workforce equity within the nonprofit sector. Your expertise is valued and we appreciate your time and effort. This survey should take less than ten minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Elise Goldstein at
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