Webinar Recap: A Deeper Dive into Advocacy

Written by Noelia Mann This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. Now, more than ever, direct service organizations are being called upon to advocate for individuals as well as for policy change. By integrating service and social change, organizations can continue to effectively provide needed services, […]

Resisting Nonprofit Complicity in Family Separations

Written by Noelia Mann Family separations at the US/Mexico border have been at the forefront of the national conversation over the last several months, with good reason. Amid daily reports of terror and trauma at the border, many of us are asking “What can we do?” For nonprofits, this question takes on special significance as we face the potential for […]

A Better Match: Nonprofit Boards and Community Representation

Written by Ofronama Biu Image: This graph depicts responses to the CGAP survey question regarding Board member-community match. Nonprofit boards exist to ensure organizational viability.  Board members help guide organizations in fundraising, financial management, program strategy, and more.   But does the composition of the Board matter?  That answer is “yes.” There is evidence that Boards […]

Integrating Civic Engagement for Nonprofits

A Session with UndiosUS Affiliates Written by Noelia Mann On a snowy second-day of Spring, I facilitated a workshop with BMP Co-Director Sean Thomas-Breitfeld at the UnidosUS Leaders in Action Summit in Washington DC. UnidosUS, formerly NCLR, was established in 1968 to serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as […]

UPCOMING WEBINAR on Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits

Hear from Maria Mottola, Executive Director of the NY Foundation Our new website, Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits is up and running! Based on the structure of the popular NICE Guide, Tools to Engage helps organizations learn how they can meaningfully engage their constituents and community. Go to www.tools2engage.org, where an interactive, multi-level search portal connects users to […]

Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits

Building Movement Project’s new resource database Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits is officially LIVE! Loosely based on the structure of the popular NICE Guide, this website is an interactive, multi-level search portal that connects users to the best tools, research, and resources from across the social sector about how – and why – organizations can meaningfully engage […]

Briefings in New Mexico Reaffirm the Importance of Strong Partnerships

Written by Alicia Lueras Maldonado During the first week of May, the Building Movement Project team gathered in Santa Fe and Albuquerque with local partners and community members to share and discuss the findings of the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey. We gathered at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Albuquerque and at the Santa Fe Community Foundation to hear […]

The “Common Good” in Action

Written by Alicia Lueras Maldonado and Leah Steimel Last week, a cohort of organizations addressing homelessness in Albuquerque came together for a peer learning session on client engagement. Among the participants were two individuals that had experienced homelessness and now sit in leadership positions at a local homeless services clinic, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). […]

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