Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits, Compiled by the Building Movement Project

Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits is an interactive, multi-level search portal that connects people and organizations looking to align the values and principles of their work to the best toolsresearch, and resources from across the social sector.

Grounded in the Building Movement Project's perspective and framework that direct service organizations have the potential to bring about progressive social change,  this selection of tools is carefully curated to meet the needs of constituents, clients, organizational leaders, capacity builders, consultants, staff, and boards to both provide services and nurture the voice and power of residents to thrive.

If you chose to sign up as a member (free of charge) you also gain access to the Forum, a general discussion page, and the Comment function, allowing you to share tips and insights with fellow users about how you are using a particular tool on our site. As a member, you are also able to submit your own tools for consideration for publishing.

We hope these functions will keep Tools to Engage a dynamic, ever-changing database of practical, valuable information for nonprofit professionals and capacity building consultants ready to engage constituents in more meaningful ways. If you are ready to take your social justice work to the next level, contact the Building Movement Project team about arranging a training or speaking engagement at

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Please consider supporting the Building Movement Project in its efforts to build a strong social justice ethos into the nonprofit sector, to strengthen the role of US nonprofit organizations as sites of democratic practice, and to promote nonprofit groups as sites of movement building for progressive social change.

The Building Movement Project is fiscally sponsored by TSNE MissionWords. All donations should be made to TSNE MissionWorks with an indication that they are specifically for the Building Movement Project. Donations can be made two ways:

Donate Online
Donate online here. Please indicate “Building Movement” in the Affiliate Designation box.

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Donate by sending a check payable to TSNE (please indicate “Building Movement Project” on the memo line) to:

Third Sector New England
The Nonprofit Center
89 South Street Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111

All donations are fully tax-deductible. Thank you!