2018: The Year in Review

2018 has been Building Movement Project’s busiest year ever! We’ve been crisscrossing the country talking about the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, documenting how groups are working across boundaries to create movement for social change, and supporting important place-based work in Detroit and New Mexico. Check out these highlights: Race to Lead: This year, BMP presented more than 30 times on the “Race to Lead” series, including […]

Kim Klein and the Commons

Follow Project Team members Kim Klein and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (along with guest bloggers) at Kim Klein and the Commons.  Read their thoughts on immigration, taxes, nonprofits, and how to apply this frame to promote movement building and social change. To receive an alert when a new post is published (about twice a week), send your email […]

Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network

NVEN says that, “communities served by nonprofits were the highest turn-out groups at the 2008 presidential election polls.”  The organization recently released a report titled, America Goes to the Polls: A Report on Voter Turnout in the 2008 Election, which provides a great analysis of voter turnout in the states and among various constituencies.  Visit their website to […]

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An Interesting Article in the NY Times on Financial Health of Nonprofits

“The financial health of the nation’s nonprofit groups is rapidly deteriorating, according to a survey of some 900 nonprofit leaders around the country. Only 12 percent of those organizations expect to end the year with an operating surplus, compared with 40 percent who ended their most recent fiscal years with money on hand, according to […]

ROPE Bakers Invited to Inauguration Day

ROPE is a baking employment project of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, a human service organization in Detroit, MI that is sponsored by the Capuchins of the Province of St. Joseph.  Under the guidance of Brother Ray Stadmeyer, OFM Cap., ROPE bakes and sells goods, including bread, turnovers, pies and cookies, throughout the archdiocese of Detroit.  […]

1+1=10: A New Equation for Social Change

The social change organization dilemma is, “we know we can’t do it all and yet what we do isn’t enough.” What is this dilemma? It’s that even if we executed our mission to perfection, it would not be enough to create the world we want to live in. So, some may say, then we have […]

Project Team Members React to Obama’s Win

Frances Kunreuther – New York, New YorkWhat a stunning historic moment. Last night it all happened so fast that I could hardly believe it when they projected that Obama would be the winner. Our guests screamed, drank champagne, and then hit the streets where horns honked, people hugged, and there was dancing in the street.  Later, […]

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