You have just one week left to send in your nominations for your Top Charity Digital BAME Leaders. Help us to recognise and celebrate CEOs, trustees, senior managers and digital talent from BAME backgrounds.
You can change the charity sector! We should be the change we wish to see in the world and you have an opportunity to make a real change.
We want to celebrate the people doing brilliant work and address the balance of BAME representation in the charity sector. So, please help us and nominate the impressive BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) individuals leading digital transformation in the sector. We want to recognise and celebrate CEOs, trustees, senior managers and digital talent of all kinds with our Top Charity Digital BAME Leader campaign.
The sobering reality of BAME representation in the charity sector become clear earlier this year when the #CharitySoWhite hashtag blew up on Twitter, following the Citizens Advice Bureau’s racially offensive training material. The #CharitySoWhite hashtag has moved to its own Twitter account and campaigns for change.
We reported that census figures show that 14% of the population is non-white. Fewer than 9% of charity sector employees are from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds and the number drops even lower to only 5.3% of people in senior leadership teams.
Civil society should mirror wider society. Charity Digital are addressing this issue and promoting inclusion by seeking out and highlighting role models. We want to challenge and change the status quo. Please help us in tackling prejudice, whether unconscious or more deliberate and help us to advance the inclusion that our sector needs.