On Wednesday, May 18th, the Building Movement Project hosted the second of our ongoing series of “cohort calls” that concentrate on the different roles/activities of service providers involved in social change work. The purpose of the calls is to build connections and share information among staffers across the country working in service delivery groups that are also looking to address larger issues affecting their clients.
This call focused on the experience of Executive Directors/Senior Staff and was led by Jim Mangia, President & CEO of St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles, CA. About 15 participants joined us for the call some of and posed questions such as:
o How is your organization integrating social change work while remaining focused on your core mission?
o What does it take to build support for this work amongst your staff?
o How do you build support for this work from your board? From funders?
To hear what Jim had to say in response, click here to download the audio.
This call is one of the many ways that the Building Movement Project is working to build a network of service providers who are working for social change. We will be hosting additional calls over the next several months for this and other cohorts (i.e. executive directors of service organizations and associations, development directors, board members, etc.) so stay tuned.
In the meantime, learn more! The Building Movement Project engages in research and resource development that you may find helpful. Check out the case studies that featured Jim and the work of St. John’s Well Child and Family Center as well as our toolkit for those engaged in social change work at service organizations.