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  […]

Bridging Differences and Movements

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Recently, I was in Detroit for a community summit organized by our partners at the Detroit People’s Platform and led a workshop on coalitions and alliances. Since the power imbalances between Detroit’s community members and the city’s corporate and elected leaders are so big, local groups turn to collaboration as a strategy for […]

When Community and Labor Join Forces

Parent, Student and Teacher Partnerships that Yield Systemic Change Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld On March 31st, I sat down for a fast-paced webinar with two veteran organizers, and I knew our conversation couldn’t come at a more crucial time. With labor regulations under attack at the national level and community groups increasingly under-resourced, people’s movements face new challenges to […]

Ask Questions, First to Learn but Then to Act

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld This article was written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review as a part of their “Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy” series, produced in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. To read the full article, click here. “When grantmakers go looking for feedback from their grantees, they can ask a lot of questions. But […]

Collaborating for Social Change: 5 Lessons from a Collective Effort to End Homelessness in CT

Written by Tina Law According to its most recent study in 2013, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness estimates that more than 600,000 individuals experience homelessness across the country. In Connecticut, advocacy organizations, government agencies, and community providers are coming together in a campaign to end homelessness in their state. In our latest report, Coordinating Collaboration: A Mid-Point Learning Assessment […]

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