New Mexico Nonprofit Leaders Talk Solidarity in COVID Times

Written by Leah Steimel (New Mexico Coordinator) Leaders of ten New Mexico service nonprofits gathered in mid-November 2020, virtually, to share their insights and challenges with building alliances and gaining momentum toward social justice for the communities they serve. This group of leaders has been meeting together through the Common Good Action Project (CGAP) over […]

Job Announcements: Two Opportunities to Work With Detroit People’s Platform

We are pleased to announce two opportunities to work with BMP’s place-based project, Detroit People’s Platform (DPP)! Please review the full descriptions, responsibilities, and qualifications for each role and how to apply below. Request for Proposals: Narrative Report on Transit Justice Organizing in Detroit The Building Movement Project and Detroit People’s Platform seek an experienced writer to develop […]

Video: Learn More About Us!

For over twenty years, the Building Movement Project (BMP) has been working on issues related to movement building, service and social change, and leadership in the nonprofit sector. We conduct research, generate resources, and offer trainings so that organizations and individuals can work towards achieving progressive social and systems change. Check out the About Us […]

Webinar Recap: How Social Change Happens, the View from Detroit

Written by Noelia Mann On Feb. 26, the Building Movement Project (BMP) hosted a webinar designed to help listeners explore how service providers and organizing groups work together to shift power. During the 60-minute webinar, we heard from partners working in the context of a food pantry in Detroit about how they challenge narratives about individual shortcomings, turning […]

The “How” of Social Change

In the late 90s and early 2000s, one of the Building Movement Project’s founding members, Linda Campbell, was working with service providers struggling with shrinking budgets and increased need in her own hometown of Detroit. Linda watched as public funding for services to people living in poverty was cut. At the same time, the City […]

Webinar Recap: Racial Wealth Learning Simulation

Written by Noelia Mann This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. The Building Movement Project (BMP) recently hosted a webinar designed to help listeners gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of hunger and the connections between racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. In an interview with simulation […]

Webinar Recap: A Deeper Dive into Advocacy

Written by Noelia Mann This piece is a follow-up to a recent Tools to Engage webinar hosted by the Building Movement Project. Now, more than ever, direct service organizations are being called upon to advocate for individuals as well as for policy change. By integrating service and social change, organizations can continue to effectively provide needed services, […]

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