Formed in 2015, Minority Inclusion Project (MIP) is a nonprofit organization creating pathways to leadership for people of color, while helping community organizations become diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Our vision is an inclusive social sector where the leadership, innovation, and passion of diverse professionals is consciously valued, cultivated, and utilized.
For nonprofits, the benefits of optical diversity are appealing as a response to pressure from funders and a way to build credibility in their communities. However, these organizations exist within a larger societal framework where racism is the standard both in and out of the workplace. Many nonprofits use charitable dollars to fight racial and social injustices that disproportionately impact people of color. However, as they boldly fight to change the world, nonprofits should assess their own institutions and recognize their flaws.
Join us on April 21 with Joelle Murchison, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at The University of Connecticut, for a conversation about Strategies for Achieving Diversity on Nonprofit Boards.
An article in the Hartford Courant profiling Minority Inclusion Project and our Founder/Executive Director, Jamal Jimerson.
The Value of MIP
MIP offers business professionals training, guidance, and opportunities in their pursuit of nonprofit board and staff leadership. Experienced professionals can benefit from our valuable networking events, community conversations, board matching, and mentorship opportunities.
Many nonprofit boards lack diversity and tend to elect individuals who share the same personal networks. This potentially limits opportunities to reach beyond their boundaries. MIP helps nonprofit organizations diversify and find qualified professionals of color to serve on their boards.