One Year Later: People-of-Color Led Nonprofits and the Pandemic

Hosted by Philanthropy New York This March, we mark the one year anniversary of the shutdown in New York City and other parts of the country. Over the past year, nonprofits led by people of color have been at the frontlines of the pandemic, providing vital services, advocating for comprehensive benefits, and securing financial resources. […]

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 […]

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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