BMP Supports Black-Led Organizations in Movements for Justice

It’s been two weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Since then, we have seen protests around the country demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the many victims of police brutality. At Building Movement Project, we remain committed to the struggle for racial justice and ending anti-Black racism. […]

Three Takeaways from “We’ve Been Here Before: Community-Based Nonprofits Confront Crises”

On May 13, the Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs hosted the second webinar in our “Nonprofits and COVID-19” series. The webinar featured Ashley K. Shelton of The Power Coalition, Seema Agnani of National CAPACD, Alberto Retana of Community Coalition, and our host Deepa Iyer, BMP’s Senior Advisor and Director of SolidarityIs. You can find materials here: Recording  Transcript  […]

The Nonprofit Sector and the ‘Shake Shack Effect’

Written by Deepa Iyer and Frances Kunreuther This article is cross-listed on the Philantopic blog. These days, we’re hearing a lot about how federal legislation passed in response to the coronavirus public health emergency is bailing out big businesses at the expense of small restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and immigrant-owned stores. When big chains like Shake Shack and universities with […]

Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis

Written by Deepa Iyer. This article is cross-listed on Medium.com. I am a rapid responder but over the past few weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the world, I have felt disoriented and lost. In the wake of 9/11, I built my rapid response muscle, and over the past twenty years, I’ve relied […]

Spaciousness and Solidarity in the Time of a Pandemic

Written by Deepa Iyer The past few weeks have seemed like one interminable day, and perhaps you, like me, have been moving through periods of feeling disoriented, confused, outraged, and determined. The coronavirus pandemic is, many say, an equalizer because it can affect anyone regardless of status or privilege. At the same time, the virus […]

A Message from Building Movement Project: Sustaining Non-Profits in a Time of Crisis

Like all of you, here at Building Movement Project, we are grappling with the sudden changes affecting our workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. These are times of uncertainty and confusion. At Building Movement Project, we are centering ourselves in our communities, networks, and partnerships. For 20 years, BMP has been deepening our understanding of non-profit leadership, […]

New Release: Collaboration Across Race in the Reproductive Movement: A Case Study of the Reproductive Health Equity Act in Oregon

We are pleased to announce the release of our most recent publication, Collaboration Across Race in the Reproductive Movement: A Case Study of the Reproductive Health Equity Act in Oregon, which focuses on the successful passage of the 2017 Reproductive Healthy Equity Act (RHEA) and the cross-movement building efforts that made it possible. Recognized as […]

Interview with Zeenia Junkeer: RHEA and the Work of Coalition Building

Written by Catherine Foley Our newest report, Collaboration Across Race in the Reproductive Movement: A Case Study of the Reproductive Health Equity Act in Oregon, focuses on how advocates passed one of the most comprehensive reproductive health bills in the nation. The report highlights how, after failing to pass a similar bill in 2015, the […]

Interview with Linda Campbell: A People’s Atlas of Detroit

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld A new book titled A People’s Atlas of Detroit, co-edited by Linda Campbell, who directs BMP’s work in Detroit, narrates the lived experiences of people engaged in political battles central to Detroit’s future and that of urban America. The book features contributions by over fifty leaders from movement-building efforts in Detroit, […]

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