Organizing for Communities to Be Counted in Census 2020

Written by TC Duong For the 2020 Census, the Trump Administration proposed adding the following question to the form:  “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” Fortunately, the Supreme Court ruled that the citizenship question should be left off the 2020 Census on June 27, 2019 and on July 11, the Trump administration […]

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 […]

Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits

Building Movement Project’s new resource database Tools to Engage: Resources for Nonprofits is officially LIVE! Loosely based on the structure of the popular NICE Guide, this website is an interactive, multi-level search portal that connects users to the best tools, research, and resources from across the social sector about how – and why – organizations can meaningfully engage […]

Briefings in New Mexico Reaffirm the Importance of Strong Partnerships

Written by Alicia Lueras Maldonado During the first week of May, the Building Movement Project team gathered in Santa Fe and Albuquerque with local partners and community members to share and discuss the findings of the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey. We gathered at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Albuquerque and at the Santa Fe Community Foundation to hear […]

The Land of the Common Good

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Tourists fall in love with New Mexico because of the food, culture, and natural landscapes. But over the past three years of BMP working with a variety of nonprofit partners, I fell in love with the Land of Enchantment for a completely different reason: the collaborative spirit of the people making […]

Mapping an Emerging Network of Nonprofits in New Mexico

Written by Tina Law There is growing recognition among nonprofits and funders that networks can play a distinct role in advancing social change. As noted by Network Impact and Center for Evaluation Innovation in their recent co-authored paper, networks may be uniquely equipped to tackle challenges that are too complex for individual organizations to address alone, reduce duplication, and spur […]

BMP Conference Sessions on Community Engagement

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Austin may be famed for the South by Southwest music festival, but from September 17 to 19, it was the gathering place for nonprofit leaders, capacity builders and consultants from all over the state of Texas, and across the country. The Alliance for Nonprofit Management held its 2014 national conference there, in partnership […]

Announcing New Partnership with the Alliance for Nonprofit Management

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld The Building Movement Project and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management are excited to announce that we are joining forces to create the “Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement” project. NICE will work with organizational development experts, consultants and nonprofit staff to help service groups focus on client and community engagement as part of their everyday […]

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