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

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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
Capacity Building
11.17.2017

Promise of Place 2015: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) developed this first-of-its-kind report to track and communicate how cities’ efforts across the country are advancing Black Male Achievement. The Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement..  unveils the Black Male Achievement (BMA) City Index, which scores 50 cities according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys. The report spotlights the 10 cities with the highest scores and provides in-depth profiles of how the three highest-scored cities—Detroit, MI; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC—are responding to the needs of Black men and boys to ensure they achieve their full potential. The Promise of Place report also details three areas where all cities can and must do better to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys: 1) mobilizing a Black male achievement stakeholder community, 2) reimagining how we perceive Black men and boys and 3) developing and implementing a Black Male Achievement agenda to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens

In this guide, grantmakers explain why a focus on racial equity gives them a powerful "lens" for understanding and advancing their work. Drawing on firsthand experiences, the guide offers advice on promoting and deepening your foundation's commitment.. , both internally and in the programs you support.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

Race Matters Toolkit

Designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all. The toolkit presents a specific point of view on addressing unequal opportunities by race and offers sim.. ple, results-oriented steps to help you achieve your goals.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

Working Wikily 2.0: Social Change with a Network Mindset

It’s probably safe to say by now that we all know about web 2.0: blogs, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, etc. These tools are now accessible to the point where, for most of us, they’ve become integrated into our everyday lives. But the tools are only th.. e beginning of the story. The deeper news is actually about the networks behind the tools, and how these networks are fundamentally changing the way we live and work. In other words, it’s not the wiki; it’s how wikis and other social media tools are engendering a new, networked mindset—a way of working wikily—that is characterized by principles of openness, transparency, decentralized decision-making, and distributed action.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

DataCenter Research for Justice Toolkits

Website enabling access to issue-based research toolkits and research guides. DataCenter collaborates with social justice campaigns and grassroots networks, providing research, analysis and training that informs campaign strategy and action.
Narrative Change
02.10.2017

Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Evaluation Questions

Provides a five-step process for involving stakeholders in developing evaluation questions, and includes four worksheets to facilitate this process. This guide aims to assist evaluators in the process of engaging stakeholders—those with a stake or in.. terest in the program, policy, or initiative being evaluated—as it seeks to increase the value and usefulness of evaluation.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

Advocacy Progress Planner

Free online tools. The Advocacy Progress Planner and Continuous Progress side-by-side guides help advance advocacy for grantmakers and advocates working on domestic issues and global issues.  These tools enable advocates, funders, and evaluators to p.. lan better, evaluate better, and advocate better.