Race Equity Is Essential Work

Why Organizations Cannot Postpone It Even In Times of Crisis Written by Gerald Mitchell (Consultant, BMP Organizational Race Equity Assessment) UPDATE 5/14/2020: We’re interested in hearing examples of what your organization has done to successfully push forward race equity. Take a moment to fill out this short survey so we can share recommendations with our […]

Organizations and Leadership

Written by Frances Kunreuther Recently, we have been getting a lot of requests to talk about two of our reports that came out a few years ago, Structuring Leadership: Alternative Models for Distributing Power and Decision  and What Works: Developing Successful Multigenerational Leadership. Both reports focus on the way organizations operate and the role leadership plays in the […]

The Debate About Boards

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld I recently attended the biennial conference of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT). This year, GIFT held the Money for our Movements conference in Baltimore, and more than 500 social justice fundraisers and organizers came together to learn, connect and take action. One of the highlights of this conference is always the debate […]

Feminist Answers to Nonprofit Questions

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld As Women’s History Month comes to a close, it seems like a good time to reflect on the debt that the not-for-profit sector owes to the leadership and courage of feminists. Sure, women make up nearly 75% of the nonprofit workforce, but that is not the reason that feminism is on my […]

Looking for Collective Stories in Black History Month

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld This past week, an article about Black History Month by Theodore Johnson in The Atlantic really moved me. Johnson writes that our focus on historical icons makes this month of celebration too disconnected from people’s everyday experience. I share his concern on a personal level but as someone with a particular focus on […]

Keeping an Eye Out for Detours, While Staying on Track

Written by Caitlin Endyke We’ve written before about how much we try to integrate reading and learning into our work here at the Building Movement Project, as we try to stay abreast of current theories and trends in the nonprofit sector. Last month, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld wrote about a discussion on Neoliberalism and Marketization that we had with our staff and […]

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