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Take the 2019 Race to Lead Survey Today

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series. This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, survey respondents will contribute to one of... more

Come Work With Us! BMP is Hiring a Project Assistant

We are currently hiring a Project Assistant. Overview For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations... more

Webinar Recap: Engaging Constituents, Addressing Root Causes: Food Banks and Beyond

Recently, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring Randi Quackenbush and Lyndsey Lyman of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (FBST) and Alicia Swords, Associate Professor at Ithaca College. Alicia shared some history and insights from her experience working with the University of the Poor... more

Building Movement Project Releases Report on CEOs in Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2019 For the nonprofit sector to achieve more diverse leadership, it must not only commit to increasing the number of leaders of color, but also to more effectively supporting those who reach executive roles. (New York, NY) – The Building Movement Project (BMP) today released a... more

Launching Discussion/Working Groups in Response to WOC Race to Lead Report

In April, the Building Movement Project hosted a webinar featuring a presentation and discussion of findings from our Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector report.  During the webinar, participants shared their email addresses in the chat box and expressed a desire to stay connected on a variety of... more

Webinar Re-Cap: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Last week, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring a presentation of our latest report-- Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector. This report takes an intersectional approach to analyzing BMP's data of over 4,000 staff in the nonprofit sector. The study reveals... more

Upcoming Report Briefings in New Mexico

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector report author Ofronama Biu will be hosting two briefings on the report findings in New Mexico next week. Each briefing is open to the public, and will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion.     Community Briefing in... more

Stories Behind the Data: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

At Building Movement Project, we believe that the qualitative data we gather about individuals’ personal experiences, whether they reinforce or challenge our findings, are just as valuable as the quantitative data we compile. For this reason, our free, upcoming webinar exploring the findings of Race to Lead; Women of... more

WEBINAR—Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Join us on April 18th at 2pm EST for a FREE webinar on our latest report - Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector. This report takes an intersectional approach to analyze BMP's data from over 4,000 staff in the nonprofit sector. The study reveals the... more

Women of Color and Leadership - Intersectional Tides Lift All Boats

As a man of color who has spent much of my career working in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations at the national level, addressing sexism within communities of color is not just about equity but effectiveness.  I have served under several female leaders in AAPI nonprofits and... more

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