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Introducing Solidarity Is

I am excited to join the Building Movement Project where I will be supporting BMP’s movement building initiatives and leading Solidarity Is, a project that I have been shaping for over three years. Solidarity Is generates tools, trainings, and narratives to facilitate transformative solidarity practices for movement building... more

Building Movement Project Releases Report on CEOs in Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2019 For the nonprofit sector to achieve more diverse leadership, it must not only commit to increasing the number of leaders of color, but also to more effectively supporting those who reach executive roles. (New York, NY) – The Building Movement Project (BMP) today released a... more

Nonprofit Executives and the Racial Leadership Gap: A Race to Lead Brief

The Building Movement Project (BMP) has released a new report, Nonprofit Executives and the Racial Leadership Gap: A Race to Lead Brief, which explores the gaps between executive leaders of color and white leaders and compares nonprofit executives to respondents in staff positions. While nonprofit executives often have difficult jobs... 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

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

The Trumpification of the Gen Z Workforce

Generation Z, considered the most diverse generation and the last to be majority white, is already beginning to transform the American workforce. Pew Research defines Generation Z as individuals born after 1996 who have never experienced lack of access to technology. For the nonprofit sector, this generation is an opportunity... more

Systems Change with an Equity Lens

This piece is a follow-up to a recent webinar on systems change and equity developed by the Building Movement Project and Management Assistance Group. Today, in a time of heightened attention to racism, xenophobia, police brutality, sexual harassment, gun violence, Islamophobia, climate change, and more, there is an urgency and... more

The Power of “Duh”

Nearly a year ago, I started traveling around the country to present to a variety of groups on the findings from BMP’s survey on nonprofits, leadership and race. I quickly noticed two contrasting responses to our data showing that the nonprofit racial leadership gap was not a result... more

Confronting Our Complicity in Racial Inequity

If Monday’s plenary inspired us to dream about GEO’s 2038 vision, the discussion during Tuesday’s lunch snapped us back to the fierce urgency of now. When John Funabiki – a Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University and Executive Director of Renaissance Journalism... more

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