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More Women in Top Jobs at Native Nonprofits


January 23, 2017

A report recently issued by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) examines gender and leadership within the Native American nonprofit sector. Overall, it finds that the leadership ranks of Native American nonprofits look very different from the national or mainstream nonprofit sector, with Native American nonprofits largely headed by women.

The new research report is one of few that exist that attempts to examine leadership trends within a specific nonprofit subsector, namely looking at gendered leadership within mostly rural and remote reservation-based nonprofits that primarily serve Native American populations. Titled Native American Women, Leadership and the Native American Nonprofit Sector, it was authored by Raymond Foxworth, Ph.D., Vice President of Grantmaking, Development and Communications at First Nations, a national Native American-created and led nonprofit organization.


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