A Snapshot of the State of Nonprofits in New Mexico

Written by Tina Law Today, we are releasing, “Working Towards the Common Good: A Preview of Findings from the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey.”  This brief provides a preview of data gathered from the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey, an effort that was led by BMP in partnership with many local nonprofits such as Albuquerque Health Care […]

Detroit People’s Platform, Reclaiming Martin Luther King for Detroit

Written by Aaron Handelsman Below is a speech given by Aaron Handelsman, on behalf of the Detroit People’s Platform, during the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium at the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center. Detroit People’s Platform is a membership organization that was birthed through the labor of several hundred people across Detroit who recognized the need to amplify […]

Donations Remind that Crises in Detroit Continue

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Last week, two Muslim groups donated $100,000 to help Detroit residents whose accounts are past-due with the city’s water department. The announcement from the two organizations – The Michigan Muslim Community Council and Islamic Relief USA – focused on the act of charity as an expression of their faith, and the money will certainly help […]

Lessons from Detroit

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Many commentators have taken to calling Detroit the canary in the coal mine, as a warning to other cities facing de-industrialization, unemployment and other “urban” woes. But in this era of the city’s bankruptcy “crisis” and supposed comeback, what we see from Detroit is a warning about the cost of transferring governing power to […]

Common Good in New Mexico

Written by Frances Kunreuther This Halloween I was in New Mexico presenting at the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers conference with my colleagues Andrea Plaza executive director of Encuentro, Jenny Metzler head of Health Care for the Homeless and Alicia Maldonado (our Building Movement consultant). We were there to talk about the role that New Mexico nonprofits can […]

Help Us to Tell the Story of New Mexico Nonprofits

Written by Tina Law Today we are launching the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey. This survey effort is being led by BMP, in partnership with many New Mexico nonprofits such as Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., Encuentro, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, New Mexico Voices for Children, and SouthWest Organizing Project. This short, confidential survey will ask all nonprofit organizations in […]

BMP Conference Sessions on Community Engagement

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Austin may be famed for the South by Southwest music festival, but from September 17 to 19, it was the gathering place for nonprofit leaders, capacity builders and consultants from all over the state of Texas, and across the country. The Alliance for Nonprofit Management held its 2014 national conference there, in partnership […]

Just Bread

Written by Aaron Handelsman The Capuchin Soup Kitchen (CSK) used to be called The Charity Guild. It first opened its doors in Detroit in 1929 with a mission of feeding the poor.  After feeding people in poverty for the better part of a century, the CSK leadership wanted to do more, but weren’t sure how. To figure […]

Boards: A Historic Relic?

Written by Kim Klein This entry by Kim Klein was first published on July 19th as part of her monthly advice column “Dear Kim” for the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT). BMP’s Co-Director, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, will moderate the debate on boards at GIFT’s Money for our Movements conference. This issue of “Dear Kim” is focused on a topic […]

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