Speaking and Training

If your organization seeks more customized, hands-on support, Building Movement Project conducts keynotes, workshops, presentations, and also offers consulting services for nonprofit organizations and foundations.

With over two decades of experience, the BMP team understands the short- and long-term effects of social and political change on the nonprofit sector. We draw on this expertise to help organizations navigate internal and external changes, build greater momentum, and achieve new victories.

Our staff has deep experience and can speak to a number of topics: DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in the nonprofit sector, the role nonprofits play in movement building, how to integrate social service and social change, leadership transitions, solidarity practice, building multigenerational organizations, and much more. Check out our upcoming events below or explore our trainings and presentations on specific focus areas.


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May 2021

Looking Forward, Looking Back — Closing Remarks

May 12, 2021 @ 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

BMP's Anna Castro will be delivering the conference wrap up on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the Center for Nonprofit Management's 2021 Virtual 501(c)onference. The closing remarks will ground us in where we are now, and invite attendees to think about what's next for the sector, for social movements, and for society at large. About the Conference: Tuesday, May 11 - Wednesday May 12, 2021. This year's CNM conference reflects on the idea of renewal while looking at what we've…

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We Give Summit — Funding the Frontlines: How Giving Circles Can Show Up for Grassroots Nonprofits

May 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

About the Workshop: Grassroots work is critical to movements, community action and local change. What makes an organization grassroots, though? What makes grassroots organizations different? Partnering with and funding grassroots work can be an incredibly powerful way to give, but what do you need to know to make the most of your good intentions? Join us to hear from leaders leading inspirational change on the frontlines, and learn some of the technical in’s and out’s you can embrace and navigate…

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Healers, Explained

May 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join @deepaviyer for the fourth IG live in the year-long series, 10 Social Change Roles, Explained. This month we’ll be exploring the strengths, areas for growth, and reflection questions for HEALERS! We'll also hear from healing justice practitioner Richael Faithful (@richael_faithful_folk_healer). Join us on IG live on Tuesday, May 25th at 12pm ET to learn more. Turn on Instagram notifications so you know when we’re going live, posting new materials, and more!

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June 2021

5th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness – Resting for the Movement

June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Free – $225

ABOUT THE SESSION: Speakers Cynthia Lubin Langtiw (Speaker) Dr. , The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Anna Castro (Speaker) Manager, SolidarityIs, Building Movement Project Description Building off the powerful and landmark work and advocacy of The Nap Ministry, this session will explore the rest as a central component and tool in advocacy, liberation and movement-building. This session will explore how to institute rest on a macro level within your organizations. Hear leaders share best practices for intentionally centering rest at the macro-level organizationally and…

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29th Annual CCDSWE Conference | Staying Woke and Staying Well: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Social Work Career Development

June 21, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
$50 – $150

Featured topics and speakers include: Social Change Ecosystem with Deepa Iyer Intercultural Communication Skills in Career Services with Donna Harris, LCSW Assessing Employer Commitment to DEI with Dr. Tierney Bates Professional Sustainability and Trauma Stewardship with Dr. Janet Shapiro Co-hosted by University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice and Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Visit our conference webpage for updates including CEU details! Not a member? Join today to receive numerous benefits including…

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YWCA 2021 Racial Justice Summit – Moving from Talking to Action

June 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

ABOUT THE SESSION: What will it take to move from talking to action as it relates to race equity, leadership, and supporting nonprofit leaders of color? Join Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (Co-Director, Building Movement Project) for a presentation and discussion on the nonprofit racial leadership gap, the impact of COVID-19 on people of color led-nonprofits, and what steps philanthropy and the sector can take to create lasting systemic change. This session will focus on BMP's two reports: Race to Lead Revisited and…

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Move The Money: What Social Change Movements Need from Philanthropy Now

June 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Building Movement Project (BMP) invites you to join us on June 23, 2021 for the release of "Move The Money: Practices and Values for Funding Social Movements," a set of resources geared towards grantmaking institutions eager to expand and deepen their support of social change movements. During our webinar on June 23rd, we will share a series of resources shaped by dialogues with foundations and movement leaders, and host a discussion about why supporting social change movements is critical at…

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August 2021

Caregivers, Explained!

August 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join @deepaviyer for the next IG live in our year-long series, 10 Social Change Roles, Explained. This month we’ll be exploring the strengths, areas for growth, and reflection questions for CAREGIVERS! Join us on IG live on Thursday, August 19th at 3pm ET to learn more. Turn on Instagram notifications so you know when we’re going live, posting new materials, and more!

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September 2021

20 Years After 9/11: Lessons in Solidarity

September 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs for a teach-in to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its aftermath. Members of the Solidarity Summits will share insights around deepening connections, being co-conspirators, and building towards co-liberation. WHAT: A teach-in to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its aftermath, hosted by Building Movement Project and SolidarityIs WHO: Members of the Solidarity Summits, a group of leaders who have been exploring the connections between different social movements WHY: To gain insights around deepening connections, being…

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February 2022

“My Role in the Social Justice Ecosystem” – Youth & Young Leaders Virtual Summit on addressing religious discrimination in our classrooms & communities

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Sunday, February 27th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET, Shoulder to Shoulder, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), and Seeds of Peace are coming together to host a Youth & Young Adult Virtual Summit on addressing religious discrimination in our classrooms and communities. This interactive convening will be a chance for youth and young leaders to connect and learn new strategies for the work. Participants will share experiences, explore resources, and identify strengths, challenges, and hopes. My Role in the Social Justice…

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Social Service, Social Change

BMP has offered this training to groups, organizations, and at conferences for over a decade. Participants have an opportunity to dig into BMP’s framing, reflect on their organization’s current practices, and explore case studies on how other organizations across the country integrate social service and social change.

Race to Lead

If reading a Race to Lead report left you wanting more, this is the presentation for you. Hear directly from our Race to Lead researchers and report authors about study findings, implications, and recommendations for the field.

Generational Shifts

BMP Co-Director Frances Kunreuther has over 20 years’ experience studying generational shifts within nonprofits and developing multigenerational organizations. Whether you’re interested in leadership transitions or simply want to build alliances across age, this training is a great place to start.

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