Theory and Definitions

At BMP, we generally use a 5-step process to outline the stages of movement building.  They are: 1) MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE– While issues that movements are built around are not invisible to those living with the effects, this stage is meant for raising general awareness about the problem.  2) RELATIONSHIP BUILDING- This is when different […]

Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building

In an excellent article published by The Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal, Barbara Masters and Torie Osborn identify how foundations can support movement-building.  As they seek to catalyze broad-based social change, there is a need for greater understanding of what social movements are, how they evolve, and the unique challenges that movement building presents to foundations.  Social […]

1+1=10: A New Equation for Social Change

The social change organization dilemma is, “we know we can’t do it all and yet what we do isn’t enough.” What is this dilemma? It’s that even if we executed our mission to perfection, it would not be enough to create the world we want to live in. So, some may say, then we have […]

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