Opportunities for Young Activists: Reflections and a Call to Action

Written by Catherine Foley SolidarityIs, in partnership with the Building Movement Project, is launching a five-week online movement education program for young activists that will take place in the fall of 2020. This training, which I am helping to coordinate with a team of dedicated people, would have been the ideal opportunity for me when […]

What’s in Your Movement Pantry?

Written by Deepa Iyer (Senior Advisor) and Trish Tchume (Social & Racial Justice Practitioner) During the first few weeks of the shutdown, many of us responded to the crisis by stocking up on nonperishable foods we thought we might need to see us through the coming weeks (and months). At home, we put away those […]

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 […]

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