Building Movement Project Highlights KC Agency's Advocacy Work

Reports and Resources

Kansas City nonprofit organization, reStart, Inc., is featured in a recent publication from Building Movement Project for its efforts to educate the agency’s volunteers on the root causes of homelessness and other conditions that affect its consumers. The publication, Asking Powerful Questions, A Series of 5% Shifts, offers case examples for framing questions to invite dialogue and discovery, and advance change.

The reStart case describes what happened when the agency began asking its volunteers to reflect on their volunteer experiences and perceptions of homelessness — and the impact that form of questioning had on volunteers’ support for the organization and the people it serves. The publication includes a discussion guide to help organizations apply the lessons to their own organizations.

ReStart is one of nine Kansas City-area nonprofit organizations participating in an Advocacy Capacity Technical Assistance project supported by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the REACH Healthcare Foundation.

Read about the Advocacy Capacity Technical Assistance project