Movement Theory

Strengthening Black Organizing Across the United States

by DeAngelo Bester and Valery Jean, published by the Philanthropic Institute for Racial Equity (2012)

Philanthropy Resources
Theory in Action

A Vision for Black Lives

In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda.

Theory in Action

Cultivating the Grassroots: A Winning Approach for Environment and Climate Funders

Why funders should focus on the grassroots.  Lessons from the climate movement.

Movement Theory

Movement Net Labs

Movement theory, straight from movement practitioners themselves.

Theory in Action

Agenda to Build Black Futures

These are resources from an organization we admire, Black Youth Project 100.  As they put it, “America’s economic system has systematically failed Black communities for whole lifetimes with discriminatory policies;…

Philanthropy Resources

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP offers helpful advice, research, and best practices for grant-makers.

Movement Theory

Zeynep Tufecki: Online Social Change

Zeynep Tufecki analyzes why technology has made movement moments expand and replicate so quickly, and the dangers that accompany organizing in the age of the internet.

Philanthropy Resources
Philanthropy Resources

Donor Communities

We believe that community is crucial for social movements. Find yours.

Movement Theory

Movement Strategy Center

Movement Strategy Center offers great resources for funders and activists.

Theory in Action

New York Foundation: What Happens When Communities Organize?

Last year we set out to demonstrate something our experience has shown to be true: that when people come together around issues of common concern, good and important things happen.