Everything You Need to Know About 988

Movement Strategy Center Chats with Tansy Hall McNulty, Founder and CEO of One Million Madly Motivated Moms (1M4), About the Launch of 988

The MSC Storytelling Series: Jacqui Patterson

Our Storytelling Series Features the Folks Most Associated With MSC's History: Meet Jacqui Patterson In this installment we get to know researcher, advocate, and activist Jacqueline “Jacqui” Patterson founder and executive director of the Chisholm Legacy Project — former director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program; co-founder of Women of…

Navigating Tensions Within Capitalist Systems

Movement Strategy Center on Forging Authentic Relationships Between Funders and Movement LeadersMovement Strategy Center (MSC) is values-aligned with the activist organizations we offer infrastructure to and thought partnership with; and dismantling white supremacy in philanthropy and intermediary services is fundamental to our goal and mission. But at the end…

Women’s History Made Today

Movement Strategy Center Chats with Corrine Van Hook-Turner, Director at Climate Innovation (Soon to be People’s Climate Innovation Center) About Consensus Building It is said that “you can’t be what you can’t see.” The conversation around representation is often concentrated on the silver screen or the board room. But Movement Strategy Center (MSC) wants to…

Honoring Our Connections and Putting Love at the Center

Practicing Our Future Now — Beloved Communities Network and Movement Strategy Network Present: Living the Practices of Transformative Movement Building, Part 2 What do we need to consciously practice to be the people who reflect our shared vision? How do we honor our connections, build community trust, and put love at the center? Maintaining a sense of radical…

What Do We Want and How Deeply Do We Want It?

Practicing Our Future Now — Beloved Communities Network and Movement Strategy Center Present: Living the Practices of Transformative Movement Building, Part 1What do we want and how deeply do we want it? What choices can we make that bring ourselves and our whole communities forward through unpredictable conditions?  Maintaining a sense of radical imagination…

It Seemed Like an Open and Shut Case

Movement Strategy Center on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict A minor with an illicitly-sourced military-grade semi automatic firearm crossed state lines to join a group of pro-police vigilantes who gathered in Kenosha to allegedly protect homes and businesses from those protesting yet another instance of extreme police brutality against yet another Black man, Jacob…

Essential Shifts in Funding Practices

Movement Strategy Center on How Philanthropy Must EvolveFunding Practices Today Last summer, we witnessed many institutions and nonprofits denounce systemic racism amid the world’s sharp focus on George Floyd’s murder and the larger Black liberation movement, yet few organizations have moved toward tangible action. A recent report from PolicyLink and Bridgespan…

Acting Boldly, Creatively, and Collectively on Climate Change

This Crisis is Real, Intersectional, and It’s Already Happening This summer, the normally pleasant Pacific Northwest has seen three-digit temperatures while unprecedented heat advisories were in place for 80 million Americans across 20 states. As you’re reading this, 97 large wildfires are scorching over 2,000,000 acres in the United States — creating a cloud of…

Reconsidering Regranting

Movement Strategy Center Reimagines Equitable Regranting Through Philanthropic InnovationRegranting Today In 2006, Warren Buffett announced he would donate 85 percent of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to charity. At the time, Buffett was the richest person in the United States, and his portfolio of stock in the holding company he founded was worth $44 billion. But…