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2018: The Year in Review

2018 has been Building Movement Project’s busiest year ever! We’ve been crisscrossing the country talking about the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, documenting how groups are working across boundaries to create movement for social change, and supporting important place-based work in Detroit and New Mexico.

Check out these highlights:

  • Race to Lead: This year, BMP presented more than 30 times on the "Race to Lead" series, including new findings from California and Massachusetts-specific data collected on the racial leadership gap. Check out the coverage of the Race to Lead series in Fast CompanyMy Social Good News, and Nonprofit Quarterly, just to name a few! Download the reports here.
  • Tools to Engage: In 2018, BMP hosted a popular webinar series highlighting various tools from our website, Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits. The webinars explored constituent engagement, advocacy, and racial equity. Check out the recordings and stay tuned for our 2019 series. Sign up as a Tools to Engage member today.
  • Movement Building: This year, BMP partnered with other groups, like the Schott Foundation and the Family Justice Network, to develop two reports focused on movement building. The first report, Keeping Students First, provides analysis and tools for labor and community groups nationwide that hope to overcome historical and systemic barriers in order to build trusting partnerships and shared power. The second report, Recognizing All Families to Expand Our Movements, explores the success of family recognition organizing campaigns in Georgia and New Mexico that were funded and stewarded by Family Justice Network partners.
  • Place-Based: 
    • DETROIT: For fifteen years, BMP has supported – and learned from – ground-breaking work by our colleagues in Detroit. Learn more about the visionary leadership of Program Director Linda Campbell, and read this great article she wrote for SSIR this year.
    • NEW MEXICO: Since 2012, the Building Movement Project has also partnered with nonprofit organizations in New Mexico to help build the voice and power of the people they serve. Learn about how one organization participated in BMP's New Mexico Common Good Action Project and, as a result, was able to bring a client onto their Board of Directors.