20th Anniversary

Reflections on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship Written by Frances Kunreuther This weekend I will be in Baltimore to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship . In 1997, I left my job as the executive director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute and arrived in Baltimore at the Casey […]

The Leadership in Leaving

By the Numbers Written by Frances Kunreuther I am astounded when I read that 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 every day. So I did a little math of my own. There are 1.3 million nonprofit organizations in the United States that have a budget of $25,000 or more.  Recent estimates suggest that over 75% of nonprofit leaders […]

Webinar Recap: Vision for Change

Written by Caroline McAndrews Last week, Helen Kim and I hosted a webinar that reviewed the findings of Vision for Change: A New Wave of Social Justice Leadership.  The report was based on in-depth interviews with social justice leaders under 40, and we were lucky to have one such leader, Carlos Saavedra, join us on the call to […]

Leaving Long-term Leadership

Personal Stories and Shared Experiences Written by Frances Kunreuther Our research on leadership started over a decade ago with a focus on the generational transfer between older and younger leaders in executive positions. That frame has kept evolving. When we published our book, Working Across Generations: The Future of Nonprofit Leadershipwe wanted to address how younger […]

The Pipeline Project

Written by guest blogger MacArthur Antigua is Director of Alumni Engagement for Public Allies, where he has overseen both the growth of their national network to 21 cities and the highest numbers of applicants in their history.  Below he talks about his newest project as one example of how to tap leadership through alumni networks. Over […]

Webinar: Vision for Change, A New Wave of Social Justice Leadership

Over the course of several months, the Building Movement Project interviewed seventeen US social justice leaders under 40 who serve as the executive or co-director of an organization to learn more about the experiences of younger leaders committed to large-scale change. The executive directors we talked with are an impressive group – creative, thoughtful and […]

The Nonprofit Leadership Crisis We’ve All Been Waiting For

Written by Caitlin Endyke Earlier this week, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported on an interesting phenomenon in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appears that nonprofit executives there are finally proving right the 2006 theory that a mass exodus of long-term nonprofit leaders was on the horizon, as 35 of the city’s nonprofits have changed leaders in the last year. The sector […]

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Joins BMP as Co-Director

The Building Movement Project is happy to announce that Sean Thomas-Breitfeld will join the staff as Co-Director starting February 1, 2013.  Sean, along with the current director Frances Kunreuther, will be charting the direction for the Project as it continues its work strengthening the role of US nonprofits to advance progressive social change.  “I am […]

BMP Study Featured in Chronicle of Philanthropy Article

Our upcoming study on younger nonprofit executive directors was featured in a Chronicle of Philanthropy piece about what it takes to be at the helm of an organization.  The report, written by Helen Kim and Frances Kunreuther, is based on interviews with 17 young executive directors about how they view their roles and what supports and skills […]

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