As we've mentioned before, we try to integrate a good amount of learning into our work here at BMP. We use monthly calls and bi-annual meetings with our staff and project team to discuss what we've read recently and how it could impact the sector, or our work. On our last call, we discussed the pros and cons of strategic planning, using a recent piece in Stanford Social Innovation Review, "The Strategic Plan is Dead", as a frame for our thinking.more
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
Neighborhood Centers, in partnership with the Berkana Institute, have combined a how-to guide on the use of Appreciative Inquiry as a method of engaging community with other materials in a boxed kit called Engaging Community: A Toolkit for Building Healthy and Resilient Communities. Follow the link to find out more about what's included in the toolkit, and how to order one. more
Trish Tchume, Building Movement Project's Director of Civic Engagement, will be participating on the Generational Leadership Panel hosted by American Express Philanthropy this Friday November 5th, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. This engaging panel will focus on the generational gap between emerging and current nonprofit leaders and will examine the critical importance of leadership development in the nonprofit sector. more
The Business of Nonprofits: New generation taking up nonprofit leadership mantle by Sarah Todd, manager for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, has featured Working Across Generations in a recent article that addresses inter-generational relationships within organizations. Todd writes that, "The authors (Frances Kunreuther, Helen Kim and Robby Rodriguez), sector leaders with extensive and varied experience, introduce valuable concepts and frameworks to help us think more creatively about the individual, organizational and systemic challenges generational leadership change produces in an organization."
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These week, practitioners in Detroit will be discussing the commons and how it applies to their work in a day-long workshop led by Project Team Members, Kim Klein and Linda Campbell. To get started thinking about how to develop and use a commons-based frame to organize social change in your own work, check out this selection of readings.more
This online resource center is a space to share and highlight practical tools that organizations can use to integrate movement-building and social change strategies into their everyday work. Here you’ll find a growing collection of exercises, tools and civic engagement models that allow organizations to enter into this work at whichever point reflects their stage of development.more