Movement Capacity Building

The most important movements in our history — from Civil Rights, to Farmworkers, to Marriage Equality — were driven by organized communities seeking change. We believe impacted communities must take the lead on creating solutions to the challenges they face. Our team works to strengthen community-led efforts in our issue areas, particularly those that have been historically under-resourced and marginalized.

Kalaya’an Mendoza, a movement capacity building trainer, presenting strategies to help key movement leaders that are working on immigration policy at a training conference in Virginia.
July 2019 | Kalaya’an Mendoza, a movement capacity building trainer, presenting strategies to help key movement leaders that are working on immigration policy at a training conference in Virginia. Photograph by Chandler West.
Lester Young of JustLeadershipUSA and Keturah Herron of Each One Teach One Reentry Fellowship, formerly incarcerated leaders in the criminal justice reform movement, discussing strategy during a breakout session at a technology skill-building training in New Orleans.
May 2019 | Lester Young of JustLeadershipUSA and Keturah Herron of Each One Teach One Reentry Fellowship, formerly incarcerated leaders in the criminal justice reform movement, discussing strategy during a breakout session at a technology skill-building training in New Orleans. Photograph by Scott Murphy.

Our Approach

Impacted communities make lasting change when they have the skills, shared purpose, tools, and resources they need to succeed. We bolster the power of social movements by convening organizations, leading trainings, providing grants and facilitating joint strategy development for coalitions working on today’s most pressing issues.

Focus Areas

World-Class Training

We connect trainers and facilitators with movement leaders on the frontlines of social change. With expertise in everything from mitigating conflict and bias to fundraising, communication, technology, and organizing, these trainers share tools to help groups achieve victory and promote sustainable movement growth.

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Strategic Convenings

We collaborate with movement leaders to co-design and facilitate convenings that bring diverse groups together to multiply their impact. In these convenings, we provide opportunities to build solidarity and shared purpose, overcome conflict, collaborate, discuss best practices, and plan campaigns.

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