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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April 2021

Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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The Foraker Group – 2021 Leadership Summit

April 21 @ 8:30 am - April 23 @ 3:00 pm
$320

Join BMP's Deepa Iyer for three speaker sessions at the Foraker Group's 2021 Leadership Summit. Each summit has a theme to inspire and grow nonprofit leaders. This year the theme is Leadership Agility: Moving Forward with Strength. Sign up for three days of learning (April 21 - 23, 2021) and tune in to Deepa's sessions, listed below: Welcome to Day 2 + What's Your Role in Social Change? Deep Dive: What’s Your Role in Social Change? Beyond Silos to Solidarities *The fee will…

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Solidarity Semester: Spring 2021

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 21, 2021

Free

The Solidarity Semester is a free, five-week online training school for emerging youth leaders (aged 18-25) across the country who are ready to take action for social change and are looking for ways to get involved on campus, online, and in your communities. With extreme weather events, the rise of anti-Asian violence, deportations of Black migrants, and economic turmoil happening as we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we are experiencing a crisis within a crisis. By building community,…

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Create Good 2021 — Keynote: Joy and Grief at the End of the World as We Know It

April 26 - April 30
$150

Create Good is about inspiring nonprofit communicators with the latest tools and techniques. We invite communicators from around the country who are doing the most meaningful and eye-catching work to come share what they’ve learned so the whole sector rises up. BMP's Anna Castro will be delivering the following keynote address: Joy and Grief at the End of the World as We Know It Communications work at its best is collectively breathing life into the world we want to live…

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One Year Later: People-of-Color Led Nonprofits and the Pandemic

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$150

Hosted by Philanthropy New York This March, we mark the one year anniversary of the shutdown in New York City and other parts of the country. Over the past year, nonprofits led by people of color have been at the frontlines of the pandemic, providing vital services, advocating for comprehensive benefits, and securing financial resources. As we continue to grapple with COVID-19, how do we offer support for leaders and organizations that have been the most impacted by the pandemic?…

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Builders, Explained

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join @deepaviyer for our third 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 BUILDERS! Join us on IG live on Tuesday, April 27th at 4:30pm 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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Building Solidarity Among BIPOC Communities — 2021 Health Equity and Leadership (HEAL) Conference

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Join Building Solidarity Among BIPOC Communities for a conversation on how to build solidarity among BIPOC communities. BMP's Deepa Iyer joins a panel of racial justice experts to discuss the challenges to BIPOC solidarity and the different roles we can play in overcoming those obstacles. Organized by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellows, the annual HEAL (Health Equity and Leadership) Conference focuses on discussions and actions to promote racial, gender, sexual, and socioeconomic health equity nationally and globally. This year the HEAL…

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May 2021

Day 3 — Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Womankind, The 1882 Foundation, Eaton Workshop, Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center are proud to announce Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence, a six-part series dedicated to examining anti-Asian violence from its many complex perspectives. This coalition-based effort seeks to share the nuanced story of Asian Pacific Islanders in America and how to chart new paths by giving voice to our elders, creating awareness for broader audiences, reaffirming solidarity with our allies and determining new actions inspired…

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Looking Forward, Looking Back — Closing Remarks

May 12 @ 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
$195

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 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
$50

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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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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