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Tag: Community Involvement

Webinar Recap: Feedback Loops vs Constituent Engagement

Thank you to all of those who registered for and participated in BMP’s recent interactive webinar: “Feedback Loops vs Constituent Engagement.” It was a resounding success full of conversation and insights by BMP’s Co-Directors – Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfield – independent consultants Judi...more

Working Towards the Common Good

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

Reflections from the 3rd Detroit People’s Platform Annual Meeting

“We have worked out a system to deal with the system.” These words, spoken by Detroit People’s Platform member Jocelyn Harris at our annual meeting, stand as a testament to the growing enthusiasm behind our method for social change in Detroit. Since its very first meeting...more

Who’s in charge of transforming Detroit?

This blog post is due to the courtesy of openDemocracy. Bill and Billie Hickey live in Brightmoor, a neighborhood about twenty minutes away from the gentrified Midtown area of Detroit. Most people in Brightmoor live in poverty (50 per cent of residents have an annual income of under $25,000) , and the community...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

Detroiters Stand up to Tax Foreclosures

Faced with the possibility of displacement, Detroiters filled the Detroit City Council on Tuesday, March 24th, to demand that they pass a resolution urging the Wayne County treasurer halt tax foreclosures. As part of an effort to prevent the displacement of 100,000 residents, the Detroit People’s Platform and local...more

A Snapshot of the State of Nonprofits in New Mexico

Today, we are releasing, “Working Towards the Common Good: A Preview of Findings from the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey.”  This brief provides a preview of data gathered from the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey, an effort that was led by BMP in partnership with many local nonprofits such...more

Working Towards the Common Good

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

Detroit People’s Platform, Reclaiming Martin Luther King for Detroit

Below is a speech given by Aaron Handelsman, on behalf of the Detroit People's Platform, during the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium at the University of Michigan's Detroit Center. Detroit People’s Platform is a membership organization that was birthed through the labor of several...more

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