BMP Team Members Featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The front page story in last week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy featured the staff of the SouthWest Organizing Project, along with their Executive Director, Building Movement Project Team member Robby Rodriguez.  The article addressed the potential negative effects of a growing generation gap, and can be accessed on the Chronicle of Philanthropy website by subscribers. In an accompanying piece featuring […]

Kim Klein and the Commons

Follow Project Team members Kim Klein and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (along with guest bloggers) at Kim Klein and the Commons.  Read their thoughts on immigration, taxes, nonprofits, and how to apply this frame to promote movement building and social change. To receive an alert when a new post is published (about twice a week), send your email […]

USSF 2010: BMP Reports on our Sessions from the Forum

Over 15,000 organizers, activists, and social service nonprofits gathered in Detroit, MI at the second United States Social Forum to build unity around common goals of social justice, strengthen ties between organizations, and help build a broader social justice movement.  It was not a conference, but rather an open space for people and groups to blend their […]

USSF 2010: Another Detroit is Happening!

We’ve just returned from the US Social Forum in Detroit, where over 15,000 grassroots community organizers, activists, social service nonprofits, and individuals envisioned another US!  We will be sharing more pictures and report-backs from the Forum, and our two sessions (a workshop on Social Service and Social Change, as well as a People’s Movement Assembly on Reclaiming […]

Leadership Development and Beyond

In October 2009, the Ms. Foundation for Women led a collaborative 2-day leadership symposium focused on how to most effectively advance the leadership of young women of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people of color (TGNC POC) in movements for social justice. Held in collaboration with the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the New York […]

USSF 2010: Register and Get Involved

Get involved in the US Social Forum (USSF)!  The national event, which will take place June 22-26 in Detroit, MI has officially opened registration for individuals and organizations and there are many opportunities to become involved in planning activities leading up to Forum.  Find out how you can participate, help organize, and promote this important […]

Get Ready for USSF 2010!

At the upcoming US Social Forum (USSF) Building Movement Project will join an expected 15,000 people, including grassroots community organizers, activists, and social service nonprofits in Detroit, MI on June 22-26. The goal of the gathering, which is a follow-up to a 2007 USSF in Atlanta, is to build unity around common goals of social […]

Suggested Readings on the Commons

We’ve had many requests for a list of articles that we’ve found to be the most helpful when trying to get a grasp on what the commons (and commons-based thinking) is, as well as how it applies to nonprofits, social justice and social change.  Below is a list of our favorite resources so far.  We’ll […]

NonprofitNext Report Quotes Dir. of BMP

A new report produced by NonprofitNext, a research initiative of La Piana Consulting that explores the future of the nonprofit sector, quotes Building Movement’s Director, Frances Kunreuther on the intergenerational workplace.  In approaching the topic of generational change within nonprofits, Kunreuther insists that, “It starts with dialogue and learning how to appreciate each other… but it is more than talking. […]

BMP Contributes to Open Government Dialogue

The White House has launched an “Open Government Initiative” in order to generate new ideas for creating a more participatory, transparent, and collaborative government. The first step in this process is the Open Government Dialogue, which is an online forum for public engagement in policymaking. So far over 900 ideas, including one from on BMP, […]

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