Move The Money: Why Are Social Change Movements Important?

Building Movement Project (BMP) presents 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 organizations, networks, and leaders involved with social change movements. Move The Money consists of four videos and accompanying discussion guides which contain reflection questions and recommendations that highlight the perspectives of movement leaders and funders on the following topics:

  • Why are Social Change Movements Important?
  • What is the Role of Philanthropy in Supporting Social Change Movements?
  • What do Movement Leaders Need from Philanthropy?
  • How can Philanthropy Support Movement Leadership?

This is the “Why are Social Change Movements Important?” guide, which should be paired with this brief video. First, watch the video to hear from movement leaders who break down the characteristics of movements and how they build collective power. Next, use the guide to reflect on the critical role that philanthropy can play to resource the infrastructure, ecosystem building, and sustainability of social movements.

Please visit the Move The Money landing page to access all the materials in one place:

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