“Neoliberalism & Marketization” Revisited

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld By Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director Last month, the Building Movement staff and project team discussed two articles on the connections between neoliberalism, marketization and the current realities of the nonprofit sector. Both articles reflected many of the frustrations expressed by colleagues and organizations on the ground about how budget cuts, competition for funding, and the focus on metrics can get in […]

Sequestration and the Need for Movement Building

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld In my first few weeks at the Building Movement Project, I’ve been doing a lot of travel to get up to speed on the work that BMP’s nonprofit partners are doing around the country. Just last week, I was in Washington and spoke with many of our sector’s advocates about the […]

Spotlight On: Nonprofits Talking Taxes

How many times have you heard someone at your nonprofit say, “We just have to do more with less”?  The recent financial downturn, cuts to government services and rising costs have led nonprofit organizations across the country into a state of crisis.  How do you continue to provide your much needed services when funding streams […]

BMP Spotted at NYC’s first Participatory Budgeting Vote

Beginning in October of 2011 and culminating in a final vote a few weeks ago, New York City just completed its first round of participatory budgeting.  Four city council members, representing districts from all over the city, committed at least $1,000,000 of their discretionary budgets to be set aside for projects voted on directly by […]

BMP Project Team Member Kim Klein in Nonprofit Quarterly

Read Kim Klein’s piece Talking about Taxes from the Fall 2010 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.  Find out more about the nonprofit tax crisis, and why the nonprofit sector needs a unified identity and voice around these issues.  The article discusses the impact taxes have on nonprofit organizations whether or not they receive public funding, […]

Why Should Nonprofits Care About Tax Policy and Reform?

Building Movement Project Team Member, Kim Klein, has recently been featured as a guest blogger on the Women’s Foundation of California blog.  The piece focuses primarily on the critical role that the non-profit sector can play in creating and maintaining a democratic society, and that a progressive tax structure, including accountability for the use of tax […]

Kim Klein on Fundraising, NAMAC Podcast

Project Team Member, Kim Klein, is featured on a recent podcast provided by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. The podcast, titled All Weather Fundraising: How Good Causes Raise Money in Bad Times, is a discussion on the state of fundraising in the current economic climate.  Although the session holds valuable information for all nonprofits, it […]

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 […]

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