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BMP Welcomes New Staff Member, Alvin Young

My name is Alvin Young and I am excited to be joining Building Movement Project as its new Program Assistant. I look forward to fulfilling the BMP’s administrative needs, external communication, and development and implementation of new and ongoing projects.  Prior to joining BMP, I had the...more

BMP Welcomes New Staff Member, Tina Law!

My name is Tina Law and I am excited to be joining the Building Movement Project as its new Research Associate. BMP has been an invaluable resource to social justice organizations and advocates for many years, and I look forward to helping to expand our research capacity so that we...more

Detroit Emergency Management and What it Means for Democracy

The City of Detroit has been in the news a lot recently, as Michigan Governor Rick Snyder decided to pass a controversial Emergency Manager law (a similar law was defeated by popular vote in November). The Emergency Manager law gives Michigan state officials the ability to appoint one person to take over almost all of city operations, and eliminates the powers of the publicly-elected City Council. Citing mounting debts and insufficient income, the state government says that Detroit’s dire financial straits necessitate bringing in an Emergency Manager- someone who will have unilateral authority to alter or eliminate collective bargaining agreements, cut city services, and lay off public employees. Since a similar provision went into effect in Pontiac, MI, the emergency manager there has privatized the Department of Public Works, outsourced many public services, and put every city-owned piece of property up for sale. All of this is done without any oversight from publicly elected city officials (though in some cases the mayor of cities with emergency managers remains on board in a consultant role). With so many problems facing the City, is the City Manager law the right response?

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BMP Welcomes New Project Team Members!

The Building Movement Project is excited to announce the addition of two new members to our Project Team! Dushaw Hockett and Andrea Plaza will begin their tenures on the team this month, though they have already been contributing to Building Movement Project work. Most recently, Andrea has been one of the leaders on a project in New Mexico exploring how service providers and community organizing groups can collaborate for social change. Dushaw has been working with fellow Team member Linda Campbell in Detroit on how to strengthen organizing and leadership.establishing a vibrant black/brown alliance across communities and strengthening leadership in the city.

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Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Joins BMP as Co-Director

The Building Movement Project is happy to announce that Sean Thomas-Breitfeld will join the staff as Co-Director starting February 1, 2013. Sean, along with the current director Frances Kunreuther, will be charting the direction for the Project as it continues its work strengthening the role of US nonprofits to advance progressive social change. “I am thrilled that Sean is coming onto the staff to partner with me in running Building Movement,” remarked Frances, “He will be a wonderful contributor bringing new skills and a fresh look at the work ahead.”

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Caroline McAndrews Featured on a Chronicle of Philanthropy Live Discussion!

Director of Research and Documentation, Caroline McAndrews, was a featured expert on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Live Discussion, "What it Takes to Be an Executive Director", on November 6th. Participants will discussed how nonprofit workers can judge if they have the skills necessary to lead an organization and employers can gain insight on how to screen candidates for the job. more

Independent Sector’s NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now

Independent Sector’s NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now is coming to San Francisco November 10 and 11. Register for this two day conference today and receive the rate of $150 before September 14.more

From Our Partners: RCLA’s Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service

Our friends at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action is now accepting applications for its Emerging Leaders in Public Service Fellowship. The 2012 fellowship begins in November 2011 and ends in May 2012. Applications are due by August 29th.more

NYU Wagner’s RCLA to Host Global Social Change Leadership Institute

Our friends at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action are hosting a Global Social Change Leadership Institute this summer, which will give university and graduate students and recent college graduates from across the globe an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills to effectively advance social justice in their communities. Limited scholarships are available, and the deadline to apply for this great opportunity is March 15, 2012. more

Trish Tchume, Director of Civic Engagement Moves On

BMP Director of Civic Engagement, Trish Tchume will be leaving to become the first National Director of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network which has over 30 chapters and over 30,000 members around the country. While we will miss Trish’s warm presence and invaluable insights, we look forward to partnering with her and YNPN as we continue to document the types of leadership – including sector-wide supports – that are needed to build the movement for social change. BMP will be hiring for a new position later this fall, so stay tuned!more

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