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February 17, 2016

Black Lives Matter Wins 'Fast Company' Kudos for Innovation

Black Lives Matter, the online protest movement that coalesced into a national set of organizations fighting for racial justice, was named the most innovative nonprofit of 2015 by Fast Company. The business magazine credited Black Lives Matter — which ranked ninth overall in its roster the year's 50 most innovative companies, with "empowering the marginalized to fight for their own justice."

Anti-poverty group Sama, which connects people in developing countries with work opportunities via the Internet, and health-care crowdfunding site Watsi ranked second and third in the magazine's nonprofit honor roll.

Read The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 40 Under 40 profile of Black Lives Matter leaders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi and a case study about Watsi.