Movement Strategy Center

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Movement Strategy Center is based in Oakland, California. It is close to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.


For over a decade, Movement Strategy Center has "helped large and small grantmakers and organizations design and implement successful strategy and programs. MSC is a leader in the art and science of collective impact.

MSC consultants can guide every phase of a grantmaker’s work, from developing a strategy to designing strategic components to putting the strategy into action. Our services include:

  • Mapping the field
  • Understanding the terrain
  • Shaping a strategy
  • Designing a grantmaking program
  • Creating a capacity building program
  • Providing facilitation, workshops, and training[1]



Director & Senior Fellows


Finance & Operations

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project was financially supported by the Center for Third World Organizing, the Movement Strategy Center, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, the Common Counsel Foundation, the Solidago Foundation, Steve Phillips and Susan Sandler, Quinn Delaney, and Connie Cagampang Heller & Jonathan Cagampang Heller.[3]

Deep Democracy Lab


Movement Strategy Center May 19, 2017;

The beloved community of this week's Deep Democracy lab! #connection #courage #commitment <3 <3 <3 — with Jodeen Olguin-Tayler, Ana Cecilia Perez, Tammy Johnson, Nwamaka Agbo, Alexis Flanagan, Rosie Abriam, Michael Scott Nine, Vanessa Nisperos, Tomas Garduno, Yalini Dream, Gerardo Marin, Calvin Williams, Miya Yoshitani, Judith LeBlanc, Anthony Giancatarino, Taj James, Byron Gudiel, Julie Quiroz, Victoria Benson, Kristen Zimmerman, Beth Glenn, Ariel Jacobson, Rosa Esperanza Gonzalez, Rachel Humphrey, Nanci Lee, Mimi Ho, Supriya Lopez Pillai, Dana Ginn Paredes, Kelly Miller, Marc Mascarenhas-Swan, Helen S. Kim, Jovida Ross, Aparna Shah, Aisha Shillingford, Sarah Quiroga and Jacqui Patterson.