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 […]

Voter Participation for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network is hosting a special web training event: “Voter Participation for Nonprofits” Thursday, August 12th 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET This webinar will focus on principles and ideas for doing voter registration, voter education, engaging the candidates and getting out the vote – in the course of activities you already do […]

American Express NGen Fellows – including BMP’s Trish Tchume – Release Leadership Report

Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Fellows program gives emerging nonprofit leaders an exceptional opportunity to strengthen their capacity for future impact. Over the course of nine months, fellows collaborate with other talented under-forty leaders, interact with established mentors, and contribute to Independent Sector’s work on nonprofit impact and leadership. The inaugural cohort of the American Express […]

Grand Opening Event for Water Station on Pajarito Mesa

Recently, the New York Times covered the SouthWest Organizing Project’s efforts to deliver water services to the Pajarito Mesa in Albuquerque, NM. The SouthWest Organizing Project is directed by Building Movement Project Team Member, Robby Rodriguez, and works primarily in low-income communities of color to gain community control of land and resources. See a stunning photo/audio slideshow of the grand […]

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 […]

Tools for Social Change: Assessing Your Work

Assessing Your Work *Evaluation Work for Racial Equity: This toolkit offers a comprehensive set of resources for groups “Who want to know more about how to do evaluation; Who are working on changing their communities; and Who want to be certain that their evaluations take into account issues of racism, power, privilege, and oppression…” It […]

Tools for Social Change

This online resource center is a space to share and highlight practical tools that organizations can use to integrate movement-building and social change strategies into their everyday work.  Here you’ll find a growing collection of exercises, tools and civic engagement models that allow organizations to enter into this work at whichever point reflects their stage of development.  […]

Tools for Social Change: Additional Tools and Resources

Building Movement Project Resources * Social Service and Social Change: A Process Guide: A guidebook that was developed for staff and board members of non-profit service organizations who are interested in learning how to incorporate progressive social change values and practices into their work.  It uses a step-by-step process to identify how to address systemic problems […]

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