Movement Infrastructure Series

Addressing Movement Infrastructure...

BMP's Movement Infrastructure Series explores the foundational needs of organizations and movements to build long-term power and address the root causes of inequity. Since 2023, BMP has produced a series of reports that amplify the needs of nonprofits and coalitions, and underscore the importance of resourcing them both in the short and long run. The reports can be used by nonprofit staff, philanthropic professionals, grant seekers and facilitators.

Explore the reports in the series below:

Reckoning with Sustainability: Black Leaders Reflect on 2020, the Funding Cliff, and Organizing Infrastructure

This report features insights from over 50 Black leaders explores how leaders and their organizations understood the brief moment of “racial reckoning” in 2020, how their organizations have fared in the years since, and what they see on the horizon.

Balancing Act: Asian American Organizations Respond to Community Crises and Build Collective Power

Created in collaboration with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, this report provides recommendations, ideas, and resources for organizations responding to community crises while building long-term movement infrastructure.

Funding Movement Infrastructure Brief

This report provides recommendations for philanthropic institutions to support social movements through an ecosystem-wide approach that emphasizes long-term organizational sustainability and identifies several barriers that arise for funders seeking to invest in social movements.

Meeting the Need: Building the Capacity of Community-Based Organizations

Based on a survey of over 800 nonprofit leaders, this report explores challenges that organizations face in achieving their mission in four overarching domains that are key to maintaining and building nonprofits: 1) Operations, Communications, and Development, 2) Staff Wellness and Development, 3) Strategy and Evaluation, and 4) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This report also examines the similarities and differences in challenges faced by BIPOC vs white-led organizations and emphasizes insights from smaller, community-based organizations.

Reckoning with Sustainability: Black Leaders Reflect on 2020, the Funding Cliff, and Organizing Infrastructure

This installment of the Movement Infrastructure series, “Reckoning with Sustainability: Black Leaders Reflect on 2020, the Funding Cliff, and Organizing Infrastructure,” compiles insights and wisdom from over 50 Black movement […]

Balancing Act: Asian American Organizations Respond to Community Crises and Build Collective Power

The latest in BMP’s movement infrastructure series, Balancing Act: Asian American Organizations Respond to Community Crises and Build Collective Power, is a collaboration with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian […]

Funding Movement Infrastructure Brief

This report is the second in Building Movement Project’s (BMP) Movement Infrastructure Series. Funding Movement Infrastructure (January 2023) draws upon our ongoing work to encourage philanthropic institutions to support social […]

Meeting the Need: Building the Capacity of Community-Based Organizations

BMP surveyed leaders in the nonprofit sector to find out what they needed to maintain and build their organizational infrastructure in order to fulfill their mission. The survey explored challenges that organizations face in achieving their mission by first asking respondents about four overarching domains that are key to maintaining and building nonprofits: 1) Operations, Communications, and Development, 2) Staff Wellness and Development, 3) Strategy and Evaluation, and 4) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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