Webinar Recap: Census, the Citizenship Question, and the Community and Organizational Response

Recently, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a 60-minute webinar featuring XP Lee (Program Manager for Policy & Special Projects with the Minnesota Council on Foundations), Joseph Shoji Lachman (ACRS Civic Engagement Program Manager with Asian Counseling and Referral Service), and Raima Roy (Program Associate, Census and Civic Engagement with Asian Americans Advancing Justice). These speakers […]

Organizing for Communities to Be Counted in Census 2020

Written by TC Duong For the 2020 Census, the Trump Administration proposed adding the following question to the form:  “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” Fortunately, the Supreme Court ruled that the citizenship question should be left off the 2020 Census on June 27, 2019 and on July 11, the Trump administration […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey Launch

We are excited to let you know that the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey is online, and your input is more critical than ever. This survey will provide valuable information on the key issues that nonprofits are working on, the opportunities and challenges we face, and how we can continue to work together to ensure the well-being […]

The Land of the Common Good

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld 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 making […]

Mapping an Emerging Network of Nonprofits in New Mexico

Written by Tina Law 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 address alone, reduce duplication, and spur […]

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