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Upcoming Report Briefings in New Mexico

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector report author Ofronama Biu will be hosting two briefings on the report findings in New Mexico next week. Each briefing is open to the public, and will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion.     Community Briefing in... more

Stories Behind the Data: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

At Building Movement Project, we believe that the qualitative data we gather about individuals’ personal experiences, whether they reinforce or challenge our findings, are just as valuable as the quantitative data we compile. For this reason, our free, upcoming webinar exploring the findings of Race to Lead; Women of... more

WEBINAR—Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Join us on April 18th at 2pm EST for a FREE webinar on our latest report - Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector. This report takes an intersectional approach to analyze BMP's data from over 4,000 staff in the nonprofit sector. The study reveals the... more

Women of Color and Leadership - Intersectional Tides Lift All Boats

As a man of color who has spent much of my career working in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations at the national level, addressing sexism within communities of color is not just about equity but effectiveness.  I have served under several female leaders in AAPI nonprofits and... 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

Building Movement Project Releases Report on Race and Gender in Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: Feb 5, 2019 Report finds that racial and gender biases, not lack of experience or talent, blocks advancement for women of color (New York, NY) – The Building Movement Project (BMP) today released a new report, Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector, which examines... 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

2018: The Year in Review

2018 has been Building Movement Project’s busiest year ever! We’ve been crisscrossing the country talking about the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, documenting how groups are working across boundaries to create movement for social change, and supporting important place-based work in... 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

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