Equipping nonprofits to advance social change

Service and Social Change

Here you’ll find tools for how to transform service organizations and their larger networks to include social change/justice activities.  The goal is to build communities where citizens are engaged, empowered, and assertive, and service organizations are more inclusive, transparent and responsive.

Somos Mayfair Receives Over $1M to Fund Social Service and Social Change

It’s been a year since we published Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers which featured five human service organizations. The recent announcement that one of our featured organizations, Somos Mayfair, has been awarded over $1 million in funding for both their service and their civic engagement work brings hope and encouragement to human service providers looking to incorporate a social change framework. more

SWOP’s Community Organizing Efforts Featured in NY Times

For over 10 years, the Southwest Organizing Project in Albuquerque, NM has worked hard to deliver water services to the Pajarito Mesa. A recent NY Times article takes a look at life on the Mesa, featuring SWOP organizer Sandra Montes who gave the Times a tour of the area and explained the organizing history, which has resulted in a water filling station, mobile health clinics and other services. SWOP is directed by Building Movement Project Team Member, Robby Rodriguez, and works primarily in low-income communities of color to gain community control of land and resources. more

Fundraising for Food: New Demands in the New Decade

Are you an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan providing "food" programs for your community? Looking for more ways to approach fundraising in 2010 and beyond? Join Building Movement Project Team Member, Kim Klein, for an information packed workshop hosted by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work) on April 21 in Detroit, MI. The session is ideally suited for suited for organizations with programs that feed the hungry, encourage good nutrition, teach about sustainable agriculture, or implement hunger-reducing initiatives. more

Tools for Social Change

This online resource center is a space to share and highlight practical tools that organizations can use to integrate movement-building and social change strategies into their everyday work. Here you’ll find a growing collection of exercises, tools and civic engagement models that allow organizations to enter into this work at whichever point reflects their stage of development.

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Tools for Social Change: Assessing Your Work

One of five phases in our "Tools for Social Change" resource center.

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