Building Movement Project
The Building Movement Project: Inspiring activism in the nonprofit community. BMP works to strengthen the role of US nonprofit organizations as sites of democratic practice and to advance ways nonprofits can significantly contribute to building movement for progressive social change. BMP engages four strategies to accomplish its goals. These include: 1. Changing the discourse and practice within the nonprofit sector to endorse values of justice, fairness, equity, and sustainability. 2. Identifying and working with social service organizations as neglected sites for social change/justice activities where staff and constituencies can be engaged as participants in democratic practices for social change. 3. Supporting young leaders who bring new ideas and energy to social change work and the promise of developing new forms of movement building. 4. Listening to and engaging people working in social change organizations, especially grassroots and community-based groups, to strengthen their ability to connect their vision and mission to practice.