​"Rene facilitated the HIPS Board retreat. We were impressed by how he engaged with us: he talked with each Board member before the meeting and created the agenda. During the meeting, he guided the conversation and got us to commit to action. We left the retreat energized and focused." 


I can help you navigate this time of crisis. The twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the killing of George Floyd and its aftermath have lifted the social and economic disparities faced by low-income communities and people of color into sharp focus. 

Non-profit organizations, for-profit companies and government agencies alike are faced with helping affected people weather the public health and economic storm and prepare for recovery when it comes. These same stakeholders increasingly recognize the imperative to do better in terms of staff and leadership diversity, equity and inclusion. As one who has dedicated his career to these issues, I am eager and well-equipped to help your organization plan for success in the post-COVID world and to develop a plan to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work place. 



Executive Director

The BridgeLab 

Over 20+ years in the poverty-alleviation field, Rene has built a large professional network of advocates, funders, practitioners and researchers.  

Rene has directed multi-site programs, provided technical assistance to organizations seeking to run new programs and studied and observed many more.

Rene has written articles, grant applications, reports and how-to guides based on his research and knowledge of various poverty-alleviation and economic development strategies.

Rene is a skilled interviewer, third party facilitator and moderator, who has organized and led scores of webinars. meetings and conferences. He is experienced in all phases of effective convening.

Research & Writing

NetworkinG Assistance

Program Design & Management

Meeting Planning & FacilitatioN

​​​​​Yvette Murphy-Irby

Vice-Provost for Diversity & Inclusion

University of Arkansas

Areas of Expertise


​​Leigh Ann Evanson 

Former Board Chair








The Campaign 

for Youth Justice

​"I had the good fortune to serve several years with Mr. Bryce-Laporte on the Board of Directors for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and to observe first hand his commitment to social and economic justice and his knowledge an​d expertise relative to asset development. René is an engaged leader, a critical thinker, an informed advocate and a true and active champion for change. "
"I have personally observed non-profits that have benefited greatly from Mr. Bryce-Laporte's hands on guidance and insightful consultation. I have also worked with him and learned, first hand, his abilities and commitment to improving organizations that impact people's lives.

  • asset-building
  • board and staff development
  • diversity equity and inclusion
  • financial education
  • workforce training
"​René stepped in as Treasurer of of the Board CFYJ at a critical time for the initiative. He was able to ask strategic questions that got the board to the right place at the right time.His experience as a strategic planner and consensus builder was evident." 


Business Consulting


Rene Bryce-Laporte


For over two decades, Rene has primarily worked to help disadvantaged people and communities find social and economic opportunity. He has worked with non-profit organizations, for-profit companies and government agencies to help people earn more, keep more of what they earn and grow assets for the long-term. He has helped organizations with board and staff development, strategic planning and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Over the course of his career, Rene has acquired skills, contacts and experiences that can benefit you. He is an experienced:

  • advocate
  • convener & facilitator
  • director of multi-site programs
  • program designer and manager
  • researcher & writer
  • technical assistance provider