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 […]

Take the 2019 Race to Lead Survey Today

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series. This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, survey respondents will contribute to one of the largest existing data […]

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 […]

The Golden State Difference

New Report Says CA Leads When It Comes to Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership, But Barriers Persist Written by Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Following its groundbreaking national report on why America’s nonprofit sector has so few leaders of color, the Building Movement Project (BMP) released California’s Race to Lead: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in the […]

New Survey of Boards Backs Up Race to Lead Findings

Earlier this week, BoardSource released Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. BoardSource provides nonprofit leaders with tools, resources, and research to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact. Leading with Intent 2017 is the ninth in their series of reports focusing on nonprofit board composition, practices, performance, and culture. This new report reiterates key […]

Briefings in New Mexico Reaffirm the Importance of Strong Partnerships

Written by Alicia Lueras Maldonado During the first week of May, the Building Movement Project team gathered in Santa Fe and Albuquerque with local partners and community members to share and discuss the findings of the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey. We gathered at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Albuquerque and at the Santa Fe Community Foundation to hear […]

Job Announcement- Research Associate

About the Building Movement Project For over a decade, the Building Movement Project has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating […]

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