In philanthropy, there are many questions about the development, support, and evaluation of effective leadership and especially, leadership that is responsive to the racial inequity and social injustice experienced by communities of color. The Bush Foundation engaged Community Science to conduct a brief study on the state-of-the-art knowledge about what it takes to fund, support, and evaluate leadership initiatives that focus on racial equity and social justice. We interviewed implementers and scholars of such initiatives and conducted a literature review to understand the strategies, capacities, and conditions needed for success and equally important, for learning and improvement. The result is a set of 10 key considerations for designing, implementing, and evaluating leadership programs that center racial equity and social justice. 00564

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