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Briefings in New Mexico Reaffirm the Importance of Strong Partnerships

During the first week of May, the Building Movement Project team gathered in Santa Fe and Albuquerque with local partners and community members to share and discuss the findings of the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey. We gathered at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Albuquerque and at the Santa Fe...more

Sustaining the Movement for Sustainability

At the Climate March last weekend, over 200,000 people took to the streets of DC, again. This time, they gathered in the name of environmental justice. Thoughtful planning ensured that the “Protectors of Justice”- indigenous, frontline environmental, and climate justice communities- led the march, just as they...more

How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national election was downright ugly, and it exposed just how naïve those pundits were who “dared ask whether the United States had finally begun to heal its divisions over race”...more

When Community and Labor Join Forces

On March 31st, I sat down for a fast-paced webinar with two veteran organizers, and I knew our conversation couldn’t come at a more crucial time. With labor regulations under attack at the national level and community groups increasingly under-resourced, people’s movements face new challenges to...more

The "Common Good" in Action

Last week, a cohort of organizations addressing homelessness in Albuquerque came together for a peer learning session on client engagement. Among the participants were two individuals that had experienced homelessness and now sit in leadership positions at a local homeless services clinic, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). CEOs...more

Permanently Affordable: The Community Land Trust Model

As anyone who has ever lived (or tried to live) in New York City knows, rent price tags are no joke. In NYC, chronic disinvestment in communities of color, and rampant gentrification are just a few of the issues that keep driving prices sky high and forcing long-term residents...more

Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington

The day after Trump’s inauguration, I was one of the 500,000 or 1.2 million who marched in Washington, D.C.  I was glad to be there, even with the flaws. There was a feeling of optimism reflected in the pussy hats, homemade signs, different issues that were represented, throngs...more

Detroiters Changed the Narrative to Push for Community (not just corporate) Development

Detroit, Michigan, recently became the first city in the nation to pass an ordinance designed to give community members a voice in negotiations with big developers. Large-scale developers often receive financial support from taxpayers in the form of grants, tax abatements, and land transfers. In exchange, they sometimes promise community...more

Job Announcement- Research Associate

About the Building Movement Project For over a decade, the Building Movement Project has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social...more

2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey Launch

We are excited to let you know that the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey is online, and your input is more critical than ever. This survey will provide valuable information on the key issues that nonprofits are working on, the opportunities and challenges we face, and how we can continue to...more

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