Category: Strengthening Fields and Movements

What Does It Take to Support Leadership and Effectiveness in Movements?

The Haas, Jr. Fund recently convened two groups of grantees working on immigrant and LGBT rights in California. In the course of the conversations, leaders reflected on a range of tough challenges their organizations are facing in today’s charged political environment. Considering that these social change groups are pressing hard to rapidly develop new advocacy…

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Capacity Building on a Large Scale: How Can We Support Movement Builders and Leaders?

First, organizations, then networks, now movements… Many of us in the capacity building sector started our work focused primarily or exclusively on strengthening organizations. At first, borrowing from the best practices of the business world, we developed business plans, performance management systems, and financial metrics. Over time, a nonprofit capacity building sector emerged and matured,…

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