Equipping nonprofits to advance social change

Service and Social Change

Here you’ll find tools for how to transform service organizations and their larger networks to include social change/justice activities.  The goal is to build communities where citizens are engaged, empowered, and assertive, and service organizations are more inclusive, transparent and responsive.

Tools for Social Change: Assessing Your Work

One of five phases in our "Tools for Social Change" resource center.

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Alliances for Change featured in Jesse Smith Noyes newsletter

Workers’ centers, youth-based action groups, and urban justice organizations are among those changing the face of traditional community organizing. Many of these groups engage a range of approaches beyond targeted campaign work—from service delivery to media ownership to voter engagement. Jesse Smith Noyes featured a piece about their grantees whose work was cited as examples of organizing efforts rising to scale and adapting to the urgent challenges and political opportunities at the beginning of the 21st century. more

Making Social Change Case Studies: Additional Web Resources

We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback from readers not only about Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Social Service Providers, but also about the usefulness of the supplemental resources available for download via the case studies web page. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to point all of you towards our Additional Web Resources page in case you hadn’t had the chance yet to explore it on your own! The Additional Web Resources page adds further depth to the stories highlighted in Making Social Change by offering access to the actual tools and models used by the featured organizations to facilitate their social change goals. 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

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