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Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network

NVEN says that, "communities served by nonprofits were the highest turn-out groups at the 2008 presidential election polls." The organization recently released a report titled, America Goes to the Polls: A Report on Voter Turnout in the 2008 Election, which provides a great analysis of voter turnout in the states and among various constituencies. Visit their website to download the resource and to learn more. more

An Interesting Article in the NY Times on Financial Health of Nonprofits

“The financial health of the nation’s nonprofit groups is rapidly deteriorating, according to a survey of some 900 nonprofit leaders around the country. Only 12 percent of those organizations expect to end the year with an operating surplus, compared with 40 percent who ended their most recent fiscal years with money on... more

ROPE Bakers Invited to Inauguration Day

The four-man baking team of Detroit-based organization ROPE, which stands for Reaching Our Potential Everyday, has been invited to attend President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2009. ROPE is a baking employment project of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, which has been a BMP partner for over 4 years. Also check out the reports from our Project Team around the country of the reactions in their communities on election night. more

1+1=10: A new equation for social change

Read Robby Rodriguez's keynote from the Raising Change conference about the possibilities present in all our work. Fotini Markopoulou, a leading scientist working on string theory said in an interview with in Scientific American, “There are so many theories out there that aren’t even wrong. To be wrong would be exciting.” Using this as a starting point, Robby tells us that to live in the world we dream of, 1+1 must equal 10. And it is already happening... more

Project Team Members React to Obama’s Win

Building Movement Project Team Members from across the nation share their reactions, experiences and perspectives on the recent historical election of President-elect, Barack Obama. more

Kim Klein featured in Foundation Center Philanthropy Chat

Listen as Project Team member Kim Klein shares strategies and insights on how nonprofits should approach fundraising during difficult economic times, including paying attention to taxes and tax policy and its effect on nonprofits and advocacy. Click here to listen.

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Half a Million Nonprofits Could Lose Their Tax Exemptions

Did you know that in May 2010, half a million nonprofits could find themselves stripped of their exempt status? The IRS estimates that that's the number of smaller organizations that have failed to file a Form 990-N.

To read more about this situation that will greatly impact the nonprofit sector, visit GuideStar.

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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 of Philanthropy’s readers. more

Citizen Engagement as a Force for Social Transformation

Read Kim Klein's opening speech at Concordia University’s Institute in Management and Community Development’s first ever Open University Summer Program. She discusses citizen engagement and movement building as forces for social transformation.

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