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 […]

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 […]

Alliance for Children and Families Civic Engagement Survey

One of BMP’s partners, Alliance for Children and Families is looking to develop an evaluation tool to measure the impact of civic engagement and the first step in this process is asking nonprofit social service providers to complete this online survey in order to get a sense of knowledge and practices in civic engagement.  If that applies […]

Somos Mayfair Receives Over $1M to Fund Social Service and Social Change

It’s been a year since we published Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers which featured five human service organizations that are integrating social change activities into their work.  The stories highlighted the tremendous strides that these groups have made towards transforming their organizations and their communities but also noted the associated challenges of taking […]

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 […]

SWOP’s Community Organizing Efforts Featured in NY Times

For over 10 years, the Southwest Organizing Project in Albuquerque, NM has worked hard to deliver water services to the Pajarito Mesa.  A recent NY Times article takes a look at life on the Mesa, featuring SWOP organizer Sandra Montes who gave the Times a tour of the area and explained the organizing history, which has resulted […]

Tools for Social Change: Getting Started

* Why Nonprofits and Social Change Work? This excerpt from Social Service & Social Change: A Process Guide, makes the case for why nonprofits are well positioned to do social change work.  It also offers an overview of the process of incorporating social change values and practices into your work, and a useful classification of groups doing social […]

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