Webinar Recap: How Social Change Happens, the View from Detroit

Written by Noelia Mann On Feb. 26, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a webinar designed to help listeners explore how service providers and organizing groups work together to shift power. During the 60-minute webinar, we heard from partners working in the context of a food pantry in Detroit about how they challenge narratives about individual shortcomings, turning […]

The “How” of Social Change

In the late 90s and early 2000s, one of the Building Movement Project’s founding members, Linda Campbell, was working with service providers struggling with shrinking budgets and increased need in her own hometown of Detroit. Linda watched as public funding for services to people living in poverty was cut. At the same time, the City […]

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 […]

Webinar Recap: Racial Wealth Learning Simulation

Written by Noelia Mann This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a webinar designed to help listeners gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of hunger and the connections between racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. In an interview with simulation […]

Webinar Recap: A Deeper Dive into Advocacy

Written by Noelia Mann This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. Now, more than ever, direct service organizations are being called upon to advocate for individuals as well as for policy change. By integrating service and social change, organizations can continue to effectively provide needed services, […]

Resisting Nonprofit Complicity in Family Separations

Written by Noelia Mann Family separations at the US/Mexico border have been at the forefront of the national conversation over the last several months, with good reason. Amid daily reports of terror and trauma at the border, many of us are asking “What can we do?” For nonprofits, this question takes on special significance as we face the potential for […]

A Better Match: Nonprofit Boards and Community Representation

Written by Ofronama Biu Image: This graph depicts responses to the CGAP survey question regarding Board member-community match. Nonprofit boards exist to ensure organizational viability.  Board members help guide organizations in fundraising, financial management, program strategy, and more.   But does the composition of the Board matter?  That answer is “yes.” There is evidence that Boards […]

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