Webinar Recap: Funding Movement Building in New Mexico

Quick Access: Recording, Transcript, Move the Money Resources On April 14th, 2022, the Building Movement Project hosted a conversation with philanthropy and movement leaders based in New Mexico to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and successes of funding social movements. The conversation was anchored by a set of resources that BMP released in 2021 called “Move […]

Solidarity and Community as a Healing Balm in Atlanta

Featured image via Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta. March 16th marked the one year anniversary of the spa shootings in Atlanta which killed 8 people including 6 Asian female massage workers. Over the past year, organizations and individuals from the Atlanta area provided services and support to survivors and families of victims. Through our […]

Sparking Hope in Challenging Times

Here at BMP, we are immensely grateful to the individuals, organizations, and networks that have supported, engaged with, and sustained our work throughout this difficult year. At a time of despair and division, we have witnessed nonprofit organizations and movements spark hope and build power. BMP channels, supports, and fuels the work of nonprofits and […]

Webinar Recap – Women of Color in Philanthropy: Centering Community and Advancing Equity in New Mexico

Quick Access: Recording & Transcript Last week the Building Movement Project held a conversation with four women of color working in philanthropy in New Mexico, moderated by our New Mexico-based consultant, Alicia Lueras Maldonado. We were joined by Michelle Gutiérrez (W. K. Kellogg Foundation), JoAnn Melchor (New Mexico Foundation), Nichole Rogers (Welstand Foundation), and Dolores […]

Teaching Beyond 9/11: Lessons for Solidarity and Justice

Written by Kitty Hu (Communications and Programs Assistant) For many young people in K-20 classrooms today, 9/11 is a day frozen in time, but we must recognize it is part of a longer historical trajectory that continues to impact South Asian, Muslim, Arab, Afghan, Iraqi, and Sikh communities. This is one of the messages undergirding […]

Support Native Leaders, Organizations, and Communities On and Beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Written by Catherine Foley (Communications, Programs, and Operations Associate) Next Monday, October 11th marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which commemorates, honors, and celebrates the history and culture of Native American peoples. Choosing to recognize next week’s federal holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day is part of a cultural shift away from glorifying people […]

Strengthen Your Solidarity Practice During Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Anna Castro (Manager, SolidarityIs) Beloved Chicano activist, Betita Martinez, once said, “I still believe if we’re ever going to really have the power and build a movement strong enough to transform this society into one of justice with peace, a large part of that will happen as a result of different forces coming […]

Power Up Internship Program’s Class of 2021 Graduates

The Power Up Internship Program launched in mid-June with a cohort of 20 outstanding youth leaders. More than 230 youth leaders ages 18-25 applied for the program and finalists were chosen for interviews based on their past activist and work experience, educational pursuits, background and life experience, and their expressed commitment to social change. Get […]

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