Movement Strategy Center
Movement Strategy Center was one of the lead organizations behind the 99% Spring in 2012.
"In 2001, veteran organizer Taj James founded the Movement Strategy Center to help transform the common challenges many of us face in the movement for racial justice. Through his dedicated work as a Bay Area organizer, Taj saw the need for local campaigns to increase their impact by forming powerful alliances that could affect state-level policy. He recognized the effectiveness of building alliances around a proactive vision, instead of a defensive reaction to right wing assaults. And like his many allies around the country, Taj wanted to build an alternative to the culture of despair and burnout that made it difficult to attract new people to the movement, and stifled the possibility of long-term change." 
Foundations and Fellowships 
- Akonadi Foundation
- BEST Project of the Mott Foundation
- California Fund for Youth Organizing
- French American Charitable Trust
- Ford Foundation
- Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
- Leadership for a Changing World
- Marguerite Casey Foundation
- New Voices Fellows
- Panta Rhea Foundation
- Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
- Seasons Fund for Social Transformation
- Third Wave Foundation
- Liz Butler, Senior Fellow
- Jeremy Bearer-Friend
- Micah Bazant
- Mahea Campbell
- Mamie Chow
- Taj James
- Sujin Lee
- Agustín Luna
- Lisa Russ
- Shash Yazhi
- Kristen Zimmerman
Resources and articles
- 99% Spring
- Hidden Leaf Foundation
- Lisa Russ - former associate director
- Anasa Troutman
- Movement Generation
- Jeffrey St. Clair, The Post-Modern Protest Blues, Designer Protests and Vanity Arrests in DC, CounterPunch, April 12, 2013.
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.
- ↑ About Us, Movement Strategy Center, accessed July 17, 2007.
- ↑ Foundations and Fellowships, Movement Strategy Center, accessed July 17, 2007.
- ↑ Staff and Board, Movement Strategy Center, accessed July 17, 2007.
- ↑ Associates, Movement Strategy Center, accessed July 17, 2007.