BUILD’s strength is in its members: the congregations, schools (both private and public), labor unions, business associations, nonprofits, neighborhoods and civic organizations that share a concern for community and are rooted in traditions of democracy. BUILD is broadbased and seeks to “stand for the whole” as an interfaith organization that embraces a membership of both religious and secular institutions.
As BUILD members, institutions commit to building “action teams” of leaders and potential leaders to work on local issues identified by the team. By joining with other institutions that have similar goals and concerns, BUILD members increase their collective power and work to achieve victories on local and city-wide issues. Member institutions pay dues to ensure BUILD has a secure and independent core budget.