1 The Social Service & Social Change Series Making Social Change Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers About the Building Movement Project T. Core Strategies he goal of the Building Movement Project To accomplish its goals, the Building Movement is to build a strong Social justice ethos into Project makes use of four core strategies: the nonprofit sector, strengthen the role of nonprofit organizations in the United 1. Changing the discourse and practice within the States as sites of democratic practice, and nonprofit sector to endorse Social Change and promote nonprofit groups as partners in Building a Social justice values.
2 Movement for progressive Social Change . 2. Identifying and working with Social service Many individuals in the nonprofit sector are strongly organizations as sites for Social Change activities motivated by the desire to address injustice and in which staff and constituencies can be engaged promote fairness, equality, and sustainability. The to participate in Movement Building . Building Movement Project supports nonprofit 3. Supporting young leaders who bring new ideas organizations in working toward Social Change by and energy to Social Change work. integrating Movement - Building strategies into their 4.
3 Listening to and engaging people who work daily work. in Social Change organizations especially grassroots and community-based groups to strengthen their ability to shape the policies that affect their work and the communities they serve. CONTACT US. To offer feedback, comments, questions, or examples of your work in this area, please contact us: Building Movement Project 220 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001. T: 212-633-1405. F: 212-633-2015. Contents About the Authors.. Authors .. 2 What Do You Mean by Justice'? : Examining Power and Client Participation.. 40. Introduction.. 3. Introduction Learning and Sharing from the Social Forum.
4 42. How to Use the Case Studies .. 6. Balancing Service and Justice .. 43. Case Study: Queens Community House.. House.. 7. Synthesizing Advocacy and Organizing Through Building Community Through Organization's Founding .9. Community Lawyering .. 44. Facing New Challenges to Social Action.. 9. Building on Staff Initiative.. 45. Developing a Strategy of Reciprocity and Hiring a Case Study: Family & Children's Service.. Service.. 47. Community Building Director .. 10. A 130 Year-long Thread of Advocacy.. 49. Identifying Areas for New Energy .. 12. Linking Social Service and Social Change .. 51. Reaching Out Through Retreats to Name Values and Build from Current Work.
5 13 Getting Results .. 55. Acknowledging Community and Conflicts.. 15 Challenge of Sustainability .. 56. Continuing the Conversation.. 16 Organizational Structure that Reflects Community Involvement.. 58. Rising Social Action .. 17. Creating Systemic Change : Minneapolis and Beyond. 60. Case Study: Somos Mayfair .. 19. Case Study: Moving Forward Gulf Coast.. Coast .. 61. Learning from Experience.. 22. Organizing the Southern Way: Transforming to Somos Mayfair.. 23. Through Trust and Kinship.. 62. Demonstrating Interdependence and Impact: Responding to Disaster with Basic Services.. 63. Not a One-Way Strategy.
6 25. Advocating Through Media.. 64. Program Model.. 25. Bridging the Divides .. 66. Seeding Change : The Promotores Model.. 26. Continuing Moving Forward.. 69. Uniting Families Through Community Engagement.. 28. Widening the Frame Through Civic Action.. 30. Conclusion.. 70. Conclusion Spearheading the Mayfair Votes! Campaign.. 32 Appendix A: Reflection Questions. Questions.. 71. Continuing Organizational Change .. 33 Appendix B: Additional Resources.. Resources.. 73. Case Study: Bread for the City .. 35 Appendix C: Methodology.. Methodology.. 75. Bread for the City Beginnings: Service and Advocacy. 37 Acknowledgments 77.
7 Formalizing Advocacy .. 38. Making Social Change : Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers 1. About the Authors Marnie Brady Trish Tchume Marnie Brady served as the primary interviewer and Trish Tchume contributed the Family & Children's author for Making Social Change : Case Studies of Service narrative to Making Social Change : Case Nonprofit Service Providers, writing the narratives for Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers. As the Queens Community House, Somos Mayfair, Bread for Director of Civic Engagement for the Building the City, and Moving Forward Gulf Coast. A doctoral Movement Project , Trish supports the Project 's student in sociology at the Graduate Center of the ongoing work of integrating Social Change values City University of New York, and a Graduate Teaching and practices into nonprofit service organizations.
8 Fellow at Hunter College, Marnie's research involves Prior to joining the Building Movement Project in April urban space, migration, and Social movements. 2008, Trish served first as a campus organizer and Before moving to New York City in 2006, Marnie then as a community outreach manager for Action was a community organizer, facilitator of popular Without In addition, she serves education, and coalition coordinator in Washington, as a member of the national board of the Young , where she worked for ten years with immigrant- Nonprofit Professionals Network. Through each of based service providers involved in community-led these roles, Trish has had the privilege of helping Social Change .
9 Contact Marnie at to strengthen the Social justice work of inspiring edu. individuals and nonprofit organizations by connecting them with resources and networking opportunities. Contact Trish at Reproducing the Case Studies We invite you to make copies of any piece of this report to adapt for use in your organization. Please remember to credit Building Movement Project and the appropriate case study organization. 2 Building Movement Project Introduction T. he Building Movement Project developed the five case studies in this publication as a response to numerous requests from groups looking for real-life examples of the often-challenging process of incorporating Social Change models into Social service work.
10 Our hope is that these case studies, geared toward practitioners, board members, and funders interested in this work, will serve to complement two other Building Movement publications: Social Service and Social Change : A Process Guide (2006), which is already in wide use, and Social Service and Social Change : Toolkit (forthcoming, 2009), which will provide interactive exercises and information for organizations ready to take this work to the next level. Queens Community House in New York made a The Process Guide reflected the growing trend commitment ten years ago to find ways to return among nonprofit service providers to find ways to to its activist roots.