Happy Tax Day!

Written by Alvin Young In celebration of tax day, we at Building Movement Project wanted to present two informative links to understanding tax policy. First, the latest blog post by Kim Klein and a link to Nonprofits Talking Taxes, a workshop focused on lifting common good principles and understanding the role of tax policy. In her latest commons blog […]

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Talking Taxes

Written by Kim Klein Today is commonly known as “Tax Day” in the United States. I am a partner in a consulting firm and we pay “estimated” taxes, so I have just returned from mailing them off. “Estimated tax” is the amount of tax we will owe this year if we earn the same amount as last […]

Connecting Taxes to the Common Good

Written by Kim Klein This post originally appeared on the Bolder Advocacy Blog For at least the past 15 years, almost all nonprofits have experienced the effects of government funding cutbacks. Those organizations who were directly funded suffered immediately, but those who had no government funding found themselves competing with previously publicly supported institutions for the […]

Can We All Do Better if We All Did Better?

A Toolkit for the Common Good Written by Kim Klein “Set aside politics. Set aside competitiveness. Imagine what it would be like if there was enough money to go around. Imagine the powerful force nonprofits can be for the Common Good” – Renee McGiven, host of the Nonprofit Spark podcast In the nonprofit sector, we […]

Spotlight On: Nonprofits Talking Taxes

How many times have you heard someone at your nonprofit say, “We just have to do more with less”?  The recent financial downturn, cuts to government services and rising costs have led nonprofit organizations across the country into a state of crisis.  How do you continue to provide your much needed services when funding streams […]

Really Talking About Taxes

Yesterday I participated in a workshop on Active Listening.  This is a way of listening that actually involves LISTENING instead of just waiting for your turn to talk.  One person talks for 3 minutes and the other person asks open ended, non-leading questions and repeats back what she or he has heard.  The topic we […]

Nonprofits Talking Taxes

A Common Conversation for the Common Good On December 8th, Project Team member Kim Klein hosted this webinar about how Nonprofits need to see themselves as a “common good lobby” to advocate for the ideas that people are more important than profit, that some things are simply not for sale, and that our job is […]

BMP Project Team Member Kim Klein in Nonprofit Quarterly

Read Kim Klein’s piece Talking about Taxes from the Fall 2010 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.  Find out more about the nonprofit tax crisis, and why the nonprofit sector needs a unified identity and voice around these issues.  The article discusses the impact taxes have on nonprofit organizations whether or not they receive public funding, […]

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