2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey Launch

We are excited to let you know that the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey is online, and your input is more critical than ever. This survey will provide valuable information on the key issues that nonprofits are working on, the opportunities and challenges we face, and how we can continue to work together to ensure the well-being […]

The Land of the Common Good

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Tourists fall in love with New Mexico because of the food, culture, and natural landscapes. But over the past three years of BMP working with a variety of nonprofit partners, I fell in love with the Land of Enchantment for a completely different reason: the collaborative spirit of the people making […]

Winning: Rights and Respect

Written by Frances Kunreuther In reproductive justice circles, the victory of the Respect ABQ Women campaign received a flurry of attention in the fall of 2013  when Albuquerque voters defeated a ban on late-term abortions. The Building Movement Project  went back to talk to five leaders in that Campaign to understand why they won. The Respect ABQ Women report points out […]

New Mexico Student Protests and the Common Good

Written by Julie Radoslovich Creating a safe space at a school contributes to the common good in ways that reverberate throughout a community. South Valley Academy, a public charter school in Albuquerque’s South Valley, is continually working to align values with action, and the reaction to the walkouts in protest of the PARCC (The Partnership for Assessment […]

Mapping an Emerging Network of Nonprofits in New Mexico

Written by Tina Law There is growing recognition among nonprofits and funders that networks can play a distinct role in advancing social change. As noted by Network Impact and Center for Evaluation Innovation in their recent co-authored paper, networks may be uniquely equipped to tackle challenges that are too complex for individual organizations to address alone, reduce duplication, and spur […]

Predatory Lenders Crush the Common Good

Written by Ona Porter This entry continues our series highlighting the work of our allies in New Mexico and the common good in action. Click here to read the first entry. Politics before governing is an operating policy that has allowed a tiny minority to continue rigging the American Dream for their own benefit.There is no better evidence […]

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 […]

Reflections on the Penas for the Common Good

Written by Alicia Lueras Maldonado As the year comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year and think about the work ahead of us. Our last Peña for the Common Good was the perfect opportunity to gather our thoughts and share ideas and reflections about the common good, and […]

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 […]

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