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Ask Questions, First to Learn but Then to Act

This article was written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review as a part of their “Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy" series, produced in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. To read the full article, click here. “When grantmakers go looking for feedback from their grantees, they... more

Webinar Recap: Feedback Loops vs Constituent Engagement

Thank you to all of those who registered for and participated in BMP’s recent interactive webinar: “Feedback Loops vs Constituent Engagement.” It was a resounding success full of conversation and insights by BMP’s Co-Directors – Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfield – independent consultants Judi... more

Call for Submissions: Uniting Detroiters People’s Atlas Project

The Uniting Detroiters Project is seeking submissions from current and former Detroit residents, activists, students, scholars, visual artists, poets, and cartographers for Detroit: A People’s Atlas. They are interested in critical essays, oral histories, timelines, neighborhood maps, poetry, photographs, and other forms of artwork that speak to social justice in Detroit, particularly in relationship to land, governance, education, food justice, housing, and transit.


The Real Deal with Detroit Transit

Our Partners at Progress Michigan recently released this video where they interviewed every day commuters in Detroit about their experiences with the severe bus cuts that recently ravaged the city's transit system. more

Key Themes from Catalysts for Change

In 2009, with the support of The California Endowment, the Building Movement Project launched an initiative to explore whether California-based health and human service providers engage in activities beyond direct services to address the causes of the problems facing their constituents. This summary of Catalysts for Change discusses findings from a survey of more than 450 California nonprofit service providers about the ways in which they are (or are not) integrating community involvement/social change into their work more

New Report from YNPN

Director of Leadership, Caroline McAndrews, recently provided feedback for this great new report on emerging nonprofit leaders from YNPN . Be sure to check it out! more

Calling all EDs and Senior Staff of service organizations doing social change work!

On Wednesday, May 18th the Building Movement Project will be hosting the next in our ongoing series of social service and social change “cohort calls.” This month’s conference call will provide a space for learning amongst EDs and senior staff of organizations that are integrating civic engagement activities into their service organizations. The conversation will be kicked off by two current EDs who will share their direct experiences engaging board members, staff and various community stakeholders in social change work while staying true to their central role as service providers. There will be significant space on the call for others to share their experiences and ask questions of the group. more

Census Release: Hard-to-count populations counted at higher rates than expected

The most recent newsletter from Nonprofit VOTE (formerly the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network (NVEN) reports that the recently released 2010 Census figures show that members of the population deemed “hard-to-count” were included in this year’s census at significantly higher rates than expected. The newsletter also points to the important role that nonprofits played last year in helping to reach these populations. Click here to access the full Nonprofit Vote newsletter and to read more about this report. more

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 to you, please take a few moments to respond to the survey and share with other groups in your network: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CivicEngagementI. more