What’s Ahead for US Nonprofits: One Year of COVID, the Stimulus Bill, and More

Written by Catherine Foley (Communications and Operations Associate) It’s been one year since the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns in the United States. The individual and collective trauma, grief, and fatigue caused by the pandemic have been exacerbated by ongoing anti-Black racism, the economic downturn, and increasing environmental disasters. While the devastation of this series […]

Re-Applying a Generational Lens

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Director) The Building Movement Project started exploring generational differences using a race-based lens twenty years ago. The emphasis on race has also been our primary lens for examining organizations and the sector since we launched the Race to Lead survey five years ago. Recently, I have been thinking back to our […]

Learning, Collaborating, and Building Capacity for Equity

The Building Movement Project is part of a group of race equity practitioners and consultants convened by Equity in the Center at the end of 2019. Despite the challenging and unprecedented events of 2020, this community continued meeting together, learning from each other and defining our shared values as a growing field of practitioners committed […]

The Nonprofit Sector and the ‘Shake Shack Effect’

Written by Deepa Iyer and Frances Kunreuther This article is cross-listed on the Philantopic blog. These days, we’re hearing a lot about how federal legislation passed in response to the coronavirus public health emergency is bailing out big businesses at the expense of small restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and immigrant-owned stores. When big chains like Shake Shack and universities with […]

Spaciousness and Solidarity in the Time of a Pandemic

Written by Deepa Iyer The past few weeks have seemed like one interminable day, and perhaps you, like me, have been moving through periods of feeling disoriented, confused, outraged, and determined. The coronavirus pandemic is, many say, an equalizer because it can affect anyone regardless of status or privilege. At the same time, the virus […]

A Message from Building Movement Project: Sustaining Non-Profits in a Time of Crisis

Like all of you, here at Building Movement Project, we are grappling with the sudden changes affecting our workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. These are times of uncertainty and confusion. At Building Movement Project, we are centering ourselves in our communities, networks, and partnerships. For 20 years, BMP has been deepening our understanding of non-profit leadership, […]

Video: Learn More About Us!

For over twenty years, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been working on issues related to movement building, service and social change, and leadership in the nonprofit sector. We conduct research, generate resources, and offer trainings so that organizations and individuals can work towards achieving progressive social and systems change. Check out the About Us […]

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