Every(Re-)Action | BLM Impact Report Shows Network’s Strength, Fundraising  and  11 Trends for 2021: NonProfit Times

March 3, 2021  |  Grace Duginski

The NonProfit Times has published two articles, each featuring a report that details some amazing fundraising and advocacy growth in recent years by two important social justice organizations and EveryAction clients: Black Lives Matter and RAICES.

BLM Impact Report Shows Network's Strength, Fundraising

In “BLM Impact Report Shows Network’s Strength, Fundraising,” NonProfit Times described some of the findings of the Black Lives Matter 2020 Impact Report:

  • The average donation that made up the $90 million BLMGNF raised was $30.64. 
  • More than 10 percent of its donations were recurring. 
  • BLMGNF distributed $21.7 million — 23 percent of total assets — in grants to 33 organizations and Black Lives Matter chapters.  
  • One email in particular, a single effort sent on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1, 2020) generated $82,745.88, which was split equally among six local organizations whose missions reflect that of the BLMGNF.

Co-Founder and Executive Director Patrisse Cullors noted the inflection point that the racial justice organization now faces: “We are no longer a small, scrappy movement. We are an institution. We are mature. We are a growing entity developing its stake in the philanthropic world. We are entering spaces previously unimaginable."

11 Trends for 2021

In “11 Trends for 2021,” NonProfit Times noted trends featured in the new report on 2021 trends in philanthropy from the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.

One of the report’s essays, “The Growth of Social Justice Funding and the Risk of Movement Capture,” specifically noted that the growth of RAICES back in 2017 and 2018, and of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in 2020, were both early indicators of 2021’s ongoing philanthropic action in the form of social justice funding and initiatives for funders to “decolonize” their wealth – here meaning “to hand over more control to the people and organizations receiving [their] wealth."

We’re thrilled to see two incredibly important racial and immigrant justice organizations recognized for their well-deserved growth in building power and funding their missions. We celebrate their work, and we’re proud to partner with clients like these as they advance their missions.