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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

Working Towards the Common Good 2015

For the third year, the Building Movement Project (BMP) and partner organizations in New Mexico surveyed the state’s nonprofit organizations. This report analyzes the responses of 267 nonprofit organizations that participated in the survey effort in the fall of 2015. As with the 2014 survey, the results from 2015 reconfirmed that organizations...more

The Land of the Common Good

Tourists fall in love with New Mexico because of the food, culture, and natural landscapes. But over the past three years of BMP working with a variety of nonprofit partners, I fell in love with the Land of Enchantment for a completely different reason: the collaborative spirit of the people...more

Mapping an Emerging Network of Nonprofits in New Mexico

There is growing recognition among nonprofits and funders that networks can play a distinct role in advancing social change. As noted by Network Impact and Center for Evaluation Innovation in their recent co-authored paper, networks may be uniquely equipped to tackle challenges that are too complex for individual organizations to...more

Working Towards the Common Good 2014

In New Mexico, nonprofit organizations have long played an integral role in ensuring the well-being of the state by caring for its people, environment, and natural assets. Recognizing the important role of nonprofits in New Mexico, The Building Movement Project (BMP) and several nonprofit organizations in the state—such...more

Persistent Poverty, New Roles for Service Providers and Advocates

This week, the Census Bureau released its annual data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the U.S. On the whole, little change occurred in 2013: the poverty rate declined slightly by half a percent; there was no significant change to the actual number of Americans living in poverty;...more

Meeting Need, Making Change

New Mexico is a state rich with resources – both natural and human – and a history of community engagement and collaboration to support the common good. The state’s traditions are reflected in the diversity of the over 2,000 nonprofit organizations that work in communities to help people face...more

Catalysts for Change

Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits Can Deliver Direct Services and Transform Communities offers a snapshot of how California-based health and human service providers engage in activities beyond services to address the causes of the problems facing their constituents. Part One of the report presents the findings from a survey of more than 450 California nonprofit service providers, describing the ways in which these groups are (or are not) integrating practices – ranging from client involvement to advocacy to internal capacity building – into their work.more

Catalysts for Change

Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits Can Deliver Direct Services and Transform Communities offers a snapshot of how California-based health and human service providers engage in activities beyond services to address the causes of the problems facing their constituents. Part Two of the report, offers five in-depth case studies of California-based health and social service providers that are engaging in non-service activities to address systemic issues – such as poverty, inequality, and health disparities – as well as building the voice and power of their constituents.more

Alliances for Change

Workers’ centers, youth-based action groups, and urban justice organizations are among those changing the face of traditional community organizing. Many of these groups engage a range of approaches beyond targeted campaign work—from service delivery to media ownership to voter engagement. This report looks at nearly a dozen examples of organizing efforts rising to scale and adapting to the urgent challenges and political opportunities at the beginning of the 21st century. more

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