What We do

Management Development

The on-going professional development of Black Executives is mandatory as service demands increase and resources decrease. Training is provided in the areas of strategic planning, board and staff management, budgets, fundraising, legal and environmental changes impacting human service agencies. Sessions are open to members and other non-profit CEOs and managers. Informal one to one mentoring is available to new and seasoned executives.

Access to Resources

Black Agency Executives identifies and facilitates access to funding and human resources for its members and other executives. Through its extensive membership base, BAE provides an informal linkage to professional employment, consultants, trainers, workshop leaders and guest speakers. It is also a clearing house for identifying, orienting and placing talented black professionals interested in serving on non-profit Boards of Directors.


The purpose of BAE’s advocacy work is to ensure the presence of a Black voice in those arenas impacting Black executives, member organizations and the communities they serve. The focus includes the New York City and state budget allocations and contracting processes, as well as specific areas such as child welfare, black veterans, employment and training, violence, etc.

Power Networking

BAE hosts informal luncheons, power breakfast series, seminar and receptions in order to convene Black managers from businesses, corporations, religious communities, government, foundations and other non-profits in order to increase information sharing, personal contacts and collaborations between organizations.