UPDATE: Offices Open & Sandy Relief

As many of you are aware, the East Coast was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy this past weekend and we are still in the midst of recovering.  The BMP staff and team are all safe and sound in the wake of the storm, and as of Monday we are back in the office.  However, our […]

Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building

In an excellent article published by The Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal, Barbara Masters and Torie Osborn identify how foundations can support movement-building.  As they seek to catalyze broad-based social change, there is a need for greater understanding of what social movements are, how they evolve, and the unique challenges that movement building presents to foundations.  Social […]

Kim Klein and the Commons: Reflecting on Haiti

Written by Kim Klein For obvious reasons, the celebration and glee of Carnival was suspended in Haiti this year. It’s as if the Lenten somberness of tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday started when the earthquake took such an unbelievable toll on Haiti. Just as religious reflection can lead people to a more commons-centered orientation, we saw people […]

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!

As the year draws to a close, we wish you a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year! In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share some great news with you from Detroit: After 18 months of working closely with Project Team member Linda Campbell on issues of food justice in Detroit, […]

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.  […]

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