Movement Building Resources

At Building Movement Project, we work to strengthen the role of US nonprofits as they build a movement toward progressive social change.  While our focus is working with other organizations to help them integrate social change activities into their work, we have compiled a group of resources that may be useful for those coming to […]

Theory and Definitions

At BMP, we generally use a 5-step process to outline the stages of movement building.  They are: 1) MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE– While issues that movements are built around are not invisible to those living with the effects, this stage is meant for raising general awareness about the problem.  2) RELATIONSHIP BUILDING- This is when different […]

NYU Wagner’s RCLA to Host Global Social Change Leadership Institute

Through this two-week intensive program, university and graduate students and recent college graduates from across the globe can gain the practical knowledge and skills to effectively advance social justice in their communities. Hands-on, interactive workshops and presentations by faculty experts and speakers at the forefront of policy reform and advocacy, coalition building, direct service, and […]

Key Findings from What Works: Developing Successful Multigenerational Leadership

“With up to four generations at work, nonprofit leaders are now struggling to make room for the ideas and skills of newer generations, while figuring out how to support the continued presence of older, more seasoned workers” –What Works, 2010 In 2010, Building Movement Project released a breakthrough report on what creates successful multigenerational leadership […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BMP’s Trish Tchume on Generational Leadership Panel hosted by American Express Philanthropy

The American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy is a nationwide program that supports the development of the country’s finest emerging nonprofit leaders through a weeklong workshop and training program and will be concluding its program with this discussion. This engaging panel will focus on the generational gap between emerging and current nonprofit leaders and will examine the critical […]

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