CBMA nurtures a vibrant network of leaders and organizations working on the ground to drive positive outcomes for Black men and boys

Featured Resources

Promise of Place
The Black Male Achievement City Index scores 50 cities on scale from 1 to 100 according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys.
BMA Life Outcomes
These indicators can inform targeted strategies to improve outcomes and forecast the need for age- and socioeconomic- specific policies, programs, and practices. 
BMA Funders
BMAfunders is funded by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). CBMA originated as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations and in January 2015 spun off as a stand-alone
Culture of Safety

The Justice Project: Using Strategic Planning to Increase the Impact of Advocacy

Describes how The Justice Project engaged in a strategic-planning process to clarify its direction and priorities without stifling the flexibility central to its success. Successful advocacy organizations mobilize quickly for social change. But the m.. ore successful such organizations become, and the broader their agendas, the more challenging it is to track all possible options for action or prioritize among them.
Capacity Building

7 Secrets to Standing Taller in Your Leadership Role

The purpose of this white paper (special report) is to provide executives and managers with absolutely essential strategies for developing and growing your leadership skills as well as your professional image as a leader. Written in a bold, direct st.. yle, this no nonsense document is a "must read' if you want to be sure that you are doing everything you can to stand taller in your position.
Civic Participation

Be Fearless

An in-depth look at what it takes to create a fearless approach to social change. The report includes inspiring stories, case studies, discussion guides, and values at the heart of some of the most successful fearless change efforts of our time. .. 

Board Assessment Toolkit

Strong organizations begin with effective governance, management and planning. This resource tool outlines 11 responsibilities of the board and a series of questions to evaluate your board’s performance in each.

Nine Keys for Reinvigorating Board Leadership

More than a million nonprofit boards can be found across the United States. Many do not reach their potential because of poor leadership. Often warning signs indicate that a board is not functioning properly. This article, as appeared in Association .. Management Magazine, includes keys ways to reinvigorate your board and get back on track.

From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes

Defines and explains the importance of 21st-century skills relative to youth career development programs. This resource also emphasizes the importance of measuring improvement of these skills and provides a guide for practitioners outlining how to do..  so.

A Handbook of Data Collection Tools: Companion to 'A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy'

Handbook of data collection tools intended to serve as a companion to "A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy." This guide supports efforts to develop and implement an evaluation of advocacy and policy work. The companion handbook is dedicated to p.. roviding examples of practical tools and processes for collecting useful information from policy and advocacy efforts.

Which Study Designs Can Produce Rigorous Evidence of Program Effectiveness? A Brief Overview

This paper is addressed to policymakers and researchers who are seeking to build scientifically-valid evidence about the effectiveness of a program, policy, or practice (“intervention”) – evidence that is strong enough to help inform policy decisions.. . The paper seeks to provide brief, concrete advice on the types of study designs that are capable of generating such evidence.