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Campaign for Black Male Achievement

VIEW THE HIGHLIGHTS OF INVESTING IN BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT: ACCELERATING WHAT WORKS.

MEET THE 2014 BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT INNOVATORS.

Root Cause is a lead strategy and implementation partner of the Campaign For Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national organization launched by the Open Society Foundations' along with support from The California Endowment, The Heinz Endowments, Knight Foundation, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Skillman Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Casey Family Programs, and The Chicago Community Trust.

The CBMA supports the growth, sustainability, and impact of its national membership network of nearly 2,000 organizations and programs working to improve the life outcomes for black men and boys at the local, regional, and national levels.

The work of the CBMA is strongly based on its business plan that Root Cause developed for Open Society Foundations. Root Cause's role focuses on:

  • Leading all aspects of capacity building for members including:
    • Implementing a free online Organizational and Leadership Capacity Assessment tool
    • Facilitating capacity-building webinars and workshops
    • Awarding capacity-building grants
    • Solidifying partnerships with capacity-building partners across the country
    • Build a pool of capacity-building resources available to members, such as skills-based volunteers, in-kind partners, and best-in-class articles, reports and tools
    • Provide direct consulting support
  • Leading the Black Male Achievement Social Innovation Accelerator, a model based on Root Cause's Social Innovation Forum
  • Co-developing the CBMA's performance measurement system to demonstrate how strengthening and connecting organizations can advance progress to address a major social issue

To become a member or learn more about the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, click here or contact us at team@blackmaleachievement.org.

To learn more about capacity-building support services and project management with Root Cause, contact Elizabeth Leberman at eleberman@rootcause.org.