8 Lessons from Our Southern Grantees in the Fight for Equity and Justice

2020-11-11T20:54:30+00:00

[The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund] focuses on the South because of the many powerful multi-issue organizations poised to make an impact on racial justice and LGBTQ rights there and because of how under-resourced the region is philanthropically. And, as Southern racial justice and LGBTQ rights organizers are pointing out to us now, they know how to fight against right-wing repression. We have been listening carefully to our cohort of brilliant and brave movement-building grantees, and I’m eager to share that we’ve heard.

8 Lessons from Our Southern Grantees in the Fight for Equity and Justice2020-11-11T20:54:30+00:00

Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.

2020-11-11T20:53:55+00:00

No one is safe from the transition this country is undergoing. The period that we have entered is unlike anything that any of us has ever seen before. We will need to build a movement across divides of class, race, gender, age, documentation, religion and disability. Building a movement requires reaching out beyond the people who agree with you. Simply said, we need each other, and we need leadership and strategy.

Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.2020-11-11T20:53:55+00:00

Making Change: How Social Movements Work – and How to Support Them

2020-12-09T18:35:03+00:00

Social movements are a hidden underpinning of the American story. This report seeks to provide a guidepost to both funders and the field by detailing what makes for a successful social movement, what capacities need to be developed, and what funding opportunities might exist.

Making Change: How Social Movements Work – and How to Support Them2020-12-09T18:35:03+00:00

From Protest to Power – Behind the scenes of disruptive social movements

2017-03-07T23:51:24+00:00

We live in a political era defined by crisis, great promise, and a visible resurgence of popular movements. Strides in economic inequality, criminal justice reforms, and other issues have been made. However, questions on grassroots activism sustaining lasting change, impact, creating successful movement structures, and donors catalyzing movement growth remain. The "From Protest to Power" convening, co-hosted by Ford Foundation and the Solidaire Network, explores these questions through a series of lively and participatory presentations.

From Protest to Power – Behind the scenes of disruptive social movements2017-03-07T23:51:24+00:00

Living Resource Systems: A New Approach for Supporting Movement Networks

2017-03-07T23:56:20+00:00

Funding must fit the movement cycle and timing is critical. Healthy movements have cycles, and the needs of a thriving, expanding movement change dramatically and rapidly. However, these shifts are neither unpredictable nor random. Funders must be able to anticipate these shifts and be able to respond with agility in order to be most effective.

Living Resource Systems: A New Approach for Supporting Movement Networks2017-03-07T23:56:20+00:00

Reports from the Movement Strategy Center

2017-03-07T23:58:28+00:00

The Movement Strategy Center offers a plethora of resources that speak on transformative practices, collective impact, intersecting issues, and building progressive power. This is a curated list.

Reports from the Movement Strategy Center2017-03-07T23:58:28+00:00
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