Equipping nonprofits to advance social change

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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

Movement Building Resources

At Building Movement Project, we work to strengthen the role of US nonprofits as they build a movement for progressive social change. While our focus is working with other organizations to help them integrate social change activities into their work, we have compiled a group of resources that may be useful for those coming to us who are looking for information about movement building in general. Most of what you’ll find here is historical in nature, and is meant to provide you with a background in social movement history, as well as connect you to other people and organizations whose primary focus is on movement building. more

Theory and Definitions

At BMP, we generally use a 5-step process to outline the stages of movement building. 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

Key Findings from What Works: Developing Successful Multigenerational Leadership

In 2010, Building Movement Project released a breakthrough report on what creates successful multigenerational leadership in the workplace. The What Works report examines when leaders do their best work, what constitutes a good workplace, and how to improve on our ability to retain, support, and promote staff across generations. This fact sheet highlights the key findings from that report and offers our recommendations for how to create generational harmony in the workplace. It's a great resource to start with when thinking about how your own organization can improve the way it allows different generations to do their best work. more

Stories from the Field: Successes at St. Stephen’s

In this next installment of Stories From the Field, we bring you news from St. Stephen’s Community House in Toronto. We first heard about the work at St. Stephen’s house 5 years ago, when they joined us for a training full of innovative service providers in Toronto looking to solve the systemic issues their clients were facing. This year, in the face of budget cuts that would drastically limit funds for the city’s homeless shelters and public housing units, program participants at St. Stephen’s Community House rallied together to ensure that the city did not cut off these vital resources. more

Nonprofits Talking Taxes

On December 8th, Project Team member Kim Klein hosted this webinar about how Nonprofits need to see themselves as a "common good lobby" to advocate for the ideas that people are more important than profit, that some things are simply not for sale, and that our job is to create a society in which it is easy to be good.


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

New Voices Civic Engagement Fellowships

the Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America have launched the New Voices Civic Engagement Fellowship to support civic engagement leadership at the local and regional level. The fellowship is designed to further support and embolden people who are leading community change efforts. Fellowships are open to any individual (staff, volunteers, community partners, etc) who can be sponsored by an Alliance or UNCA member organization. more

BMP’s Trish Tchume on Generational Leadership Panel hosted by American Express Philanthropy

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

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