The Real Deal with Detroit Transit

Our Partners at Progress Michigan recently released this video where they interviewed every day commuters in Detroit about their experiences with the severe bus cuts that recently ravaged the city’s transit system.  Check out the video below to see what Detroiters have to say about what their daily commutes are like, now that bus service […]

Updates from our Partners: Somos Mayfair

Somos Mayfair is a long-time partner of BMP on our work on Social Change for Service Providers.  They’ve recently started a new campaign to reverse education and health inequities in their community.  Check their project update below for more information: Major News from Somos Mayfair! The In Our Hands Campaign is an effort in the […]

Catalysts for Change Podcast with the San Francisco Foundation Center

Frances Kunreuther, director of the Building Movement Project, discusses how service organizations can take part in activities beyond delivering direct services to address the systemic causes of issues affecting their communities. The Building Movement Project recently released a two-part report, Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits can Deliver Direct Services and Transform Communities, which offers a […]

Stories from the Field: Successes at St. Stephen’s

In this next installment of Stories From the Field, we bring you news from St. Stephen’s Community House in Toronto.  We first heard about the work at St. Stephen’s house 5 years ago, when they joined us for a training full of innovative service providers in Toronto looking to solve the systemic issues their clients were facing.  […]

Key Themes from Catalysts for Change

In 2009, with the support of The California Endowment, the Building Movement Project launched an initiative to explore whether California-based health and human service providers engage in activities beyond direct services to address the causes of the problems facing their constituents.  Often focused on fixing individual problems, nonprofit services have been critiqued as an industry […]

News from the Detroit Food Justice Taskforce

The Detroit Food Justice Task Force is a group of Black and People of Color led organizations and supporters that share a commitment to creating a food security plan for Detroit that is sustainable; that provides healthy, affordable foods for all of the city’s people; that is based on best-practices and programs that work; and […]

Building Movement Battle Creek

A few years ago, Building Movement Project traveled to Battle Creek, Michigan, where they helped nonprofit organizations in the community begin their transformation from standard service providers to agencies of social change.  Recently, the coalition put out a video that documents their group’s success. Watch as one man speaks to the benefits of community involvement, […]

Stories from the Field: Building Solidarity Across Silos

Two months ago we launched our Stories from the Field series with a case study about developing board readiness for advocacy.  This month’s submission takes us to the state of Illinois where a newly formed state-wide coalition is working together in unprecedented ways. Taking on new contracting regulations from the state, Illinois Partners for Human Service, took […]

Trish Tchume, Director of Civic Engagement Moves On

BMP Director of Civic Engagement, Trish Tchume will be leaving to become the first National Director of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network which has over 30 chapters and over 30,000 members around the country.  While we will miss Trish’s warm presence and invaluable insights, we look forward to partnering with her and YNPN as we […]

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