Equipping nonprofits to advance social change

Service and Social Change

Here you’ll find resources, case studies, and tools to help nonprofits engage and empower constituents, in order to build organizations that are more inclusive, transparent and responsive.

Webinar Recap: #OurNeighborhoods Anti-Displacement Toolkit

The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring Quinn Rhi of National CAPACD and Manisha Lance and Karimah Dillard of Raksha, Inc. Quinn presented the new #OurNeighborhoods Anti-Displacement toolkit, developed by National CAPACD to address gentrification and displacement, and walked us through the toolkit website. Then, Karimah... more

WEBINAR—Tools2Engage: #OurNeighborhoods Anti-Displacement Toolkit

Join us on Thursday, February 13th 2020 at 1pm EST for a FREE webinar on one of our newest Tools 2 Engage resources: the #OurNeighborhoods organizing toolkit. This toolkit was created by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), a coalition of organizations working together to fight... more

More Than Food: How Service Providers Engage Their Communities and React to Policy

The Common Good Action Project is a cohort-based program that BMP developed to support nonprofit leaders in New Mexico to learn how to align their direct service work with their social change values and mission. In the current iteration of the project, CGAP 2.0, BMP is working to help groups... more

Webinar Recap: Census, the Citizenship Question, and the Community and Organizational Response

Recently, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring XP Lee (Program Manager for Policy & Special Projects with the Minnesota Council on Foundations), Joseph Shoji Lachman (ACRS Civic Engagement Program Manager with Asian Counseling and Referral Service), and Raima Roy (Program Associate, Census and Civic Engagement... more

Webinar Recap: Engaging Constituents, Addressing Root Causes: Food Banks and Beyond

Recently, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring Randi Quackenbush and Lyndsey Lyman of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (FBST) and Alicia Swords, Associate Professor at Ithaca College. Alicia shared some history and insights from her experience working with the University of the Poor... more

How Social Change Happens, the View from Detroit: Webinar Re-Cap

On Feb 26 the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a webinar designed to help listeners explore how service providers and organizing groups work together to shift power. During the 60-minute webinar, we heard from partners working in the context of a food pantry in Detroit about how they challenge narratives... more

The “How” of Social Change

In the late 90s and early 2000s, one of the Building Movement Project’s founding members, Linda Campbell, was working with service providers struggling with shrinking budgets and increased need in her own hometown of Detroit. Linda watched as public funding for services to people living in poverty was... more

What’s in a Name: Shifting Language and Mindsets about Public Assistance

Illustration: Rob Dobi It’s been about a month since Jazmine Headley’s son Damone was ripped from her arms in the Human Resources Administration building in Boerum Hill, where she had gone to try to get her child-care benefits reinstated.  You may have seen the disturbing... more

Racial Wealth Learning Simulation: Webinar Re-Cap

This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a webinar designed to help listeners gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of hunger and the connections between racial equity,... more

A Deeper Dive into Advocacy: Webinar Re-Cap

This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. Now, more than ever, direct service organizations are being called upon to advocate for individuals as well as for policy change. By integrating service and social change, organizations can continue... more

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