Planning for New Roles but Few Rules

Written by Frances Kunreuther It IS happening!  The older Boomers are starting to leave top roles in nonprofit organizations, and many more are thinking about what is next. Our latest report in the Life After Leadership Series, New Roles, Few Rules: Planning for Purpose Beyond Position is a much needed look at how these first wavers are creating pathways […]

Reflecting on Your Readiness to Leave

Written by Caroline McAndrews Since releasing The Leadership in Leaving, BMP has received many different responses, but one that we hear again and again is, “How do I know when it is the right time to leave?”  As the authors of the report point out, “Ending a long-term position can be one of the hardest leadership […]

On Learning How to Co-Lead

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld When I joined the BMP staff eleven months ago, it was accepted as a natural next step in my career. It certainly didn’t raise any of the awkward questions that Frances and Caroline were being peppered with. While Frances had to explain that bringing me on wasn’t part of a succession plan and Caroline had to explain […]

So Long for Now

Written by Caroline McAndrews After nine years with the Building Movement Project, I will be leaving at the end of this month.  We’ve spent the last six months preparing for this as a staff and team and I couldn’t be more excited, although also sad to leave a place I love.  What many people I’ve […]

Webinar: Vision for Change, A New Wave of Social Justice Leadership

Over the course of several months, the Building Movement Project interviewed seventeen US social justice leaders under 40 who serve as the executive or co-director of an organization to learn more about the experiences of younger leaders committed to large-scale change. The executive directors we talked with are an impressive group – creative, thoughtful and […]

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 […]

Team Member Robby Rodriguez discusses Bridging Generation Gaps at Nonprofits

BMP team member Robby Rodriguez recently took part in a live online discussion on how nonprofit executives can promote harmony among workers with different generational outlooks. The conversation was hosted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and also featured David Stillman of BridgeWorks, a California-based consulting company that focuses on multigenerational issues. Access the transcript of the discussion on the Chronicle of […]

Philanthropy’s Leadership Gap – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Read the transcript of a live discussion about whether charities are doing enough to prepare their next generation of leaders. Caroline McAndrews (Director of Leadership and Communications for Building Movement Project) and Regina Dull (28-year-old executive director of a Washington charity who has already made the transition to nonprofit leadership) answer questions posed by The Chronicle […]

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