New Voices Civic Engagement Fellowships

The Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America have launched the New Voices Civic Engagement Fellowshipto support civic engagement leadership at the local and regional level. The fellowship is designed to recognize and fuel the leadership of individuals who are involved in civic engagement work at the local or regional level, and to embolden staff and […]

Stories from the Field: Developing Board Readiness for Advocacy

If you’re familiar with our reports such as Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers, you know that we here at the Building Movement Project love a good story – especially ones about how service providers are leveraging their relationships with constituents to make important systemic changes in their community.  Usually we’re the ones […]

Webinar: Nonprofits Increase Voter Participation–New Research from the Field

Learn about exciting new evidence documenting the impact nonprofits have when they talk to their clients and constituents about voting. Professor Kelly LeRoux will discuss a new study that tracked the outcomes of nonprofit service providers that contacted their clients/constituents about voting. Conducted during the 2010 midterm election with assistance from Nonprofit VOTE and the […]

Building Movement Project in Detroit

While the Building Movement Project is a nationally-focused organization, we’ve always had a very special relationship with Detroit.  Linda Campbell – long time Detroit resident and member of the Building Movement Project Team since its founding 10 years ago – has deep connections throughout this city and has always encouraged us to look to Detroit […]

Background and Media Coverage of Detroit

According to most of the articles and reports published about Detroit since the census, the city is a wasteland that people are flocking from, but if you visit Detroit or read articles written by local organizers and residents of the city, Detroit is alive with hope and ripe for change. We want to share some […]

Census Release: Hard-to-Count Populations Counted at Higher Rates than Expected

The most recent newsletter from Nonprofit VOTE (formerly the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network (NVEN) reports that the recently released 2010 Census figures show that members of the population deemed “hard-to-count” were included in this year’s census at significantly higher rates than expected.  The newsletter also points to the important role that nonprofits played last year in helping […]

Bringing Food Self-Reliance to Impacted Michigan Communities

Congratulations to BMP partner Our Kitchen Table, who recently received a large grant to expand their food reliance projects throughout several neighborhoods in Michigan. Our Kitchen Table works in low-income communities to address food scarcity and diet-related health problems, provide access to healthy food, and build the power of families and communities to meet their […]

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