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Leadership

Here you’ll find recommendations for how to ease the transition from older to younger generations and how we can work together to define the future of nonprofit leadership. We report on key issues facing Generation X and Boomer leaders, as well as how to deepen our approaches to addressing those issues.

BMP Team Members featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A series of articles in last week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy featured BMP Project Team members Robby Rodriguez and Helen S. Kim, and included data and recommendations from Working Across Generations and the newly released What Works: Developing Successful Multigenerational Leadership. more

American Express NGen Fellows - including BMP’s Trish Tchume - Release Leadership Report

BMP's Trish Tchume is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Fellows program, which gives emerging nonprofit leaders an exceptional opportunity to strengthen their capacity for future impact. The NGen Fellows recently released their final report, based on a survey distributed to more than 2,000 NGeners in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. more

The Color of Change: Inter-ethnic Organizing and Leadership for the 21st Century

Building Movement Project Director, Frances Kunreuther and Project Team member Robby Rodriguez were among the 50 participants at the The Color of Change: Inter-ethnic Organizing and Leadership for the 21st Century, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Also present were many of Building Movement's partners (such as Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Treatment, Southern Echo, Movement Strategy Center, Center for Community Change, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, among others), taking part in the daylong discussions of the intersection of race and age. more

Leadership Development and Beyond

In October 2009, the Ms. Foundation for Women led a collaborative 2-day leadership symposium focused on how to most effectively advance the leadership of young women of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people of color (TGNC POC) in movements for social justice. Building Movement Project Director, Frances Kunreuther and Project Team Member, Helen Kim, served as keynote speakers for the event. more

‘Working Across Generations’ featured on SavannahNow

The Business of Nonprofits: New generation taking up nonprofit leadership mantle by Sarah Todd, manager for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, has featured Working Across Generations in a recent article that addresses inter-generational relationships within organizations. Todd writes that, "The authors (Frances Kunreuther, Helen Kim and Robby Rodriguez), sector leaders with extensive and varied experience, introduce valuable concepts and frameworks to help us think more creatively about the individual, organizational and systemic challenges generational leadership change produces in an organization."

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Where Do We Go? A New Career Narrative

Opportunity Knocks has released a new Green Room article by Building Movement Project Director, Frances Kunreuther, which addresses the increasing interest by nonprofits to not only develop leadership but also attract and retain a skilled work force in the midst of an aging baby boom generation that is not retiring as soon as had been expected. The article offers not only relevant insight into the current situation, but also suggestions on what nonprofits can do now to develop a new career narrative that promotes inter-generational leadership.

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NonprofitNext Report Quotes Dir. of BMP

A new report produced by NonprofitNext, a research initiative of La Piana Consulting that explores the future of the nonprofit sector, quotes Building Movement's Director, Frances Kunreuther on the intergenerational workplace. In approaching the topic of generational change within nonprofits, Kunreuther insists that, "It starts with dialogue and learning how to appreciate each other… but it is more than talking. It is not just appreciation; it is about changing how the jobs are done." more

BMP Leaders Featured on NCRW Big Five Blog

Frances Kunreuther, Director of Building Movement Project, and Project Team Member, Helen Kim, recently contributed to the annual Women's Leadership Symposium in New York City. Co-presenter, Kyla Bender-Baird, Research and Programs Coordinator for the National Council for Research on Women, has summarized the presentation on NCRW's Big Five blog, describing that "What Frances and Helen found in their research was that the way we frame the issue of generational leadership defines the ultimate solution." more

Retirement USA

Last week, the Building Movement Project signed on as a supporter of Retirement USA, a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System which provide a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers. more

Canadian Fundraising & Philanthropy Interviews Kim Klein

Project Team Member, Kim Klein, is interviewed on her valuable fundraising experiencing and strategy for the current economic climate. Klein's discussion highlights observations and trends in the nonprofit sector over the past decade, how organizations can build an individual donor program, and the value of intergenerational relationships in the workplace. more

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