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Tag: Civic Participation

Voter Participation for Nonprofits

Register now for The Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network's special web training event: "Voter Participation for Nonprofits." The webinar will review best practices for conducting voter registration, education, and get out the vote activities at your agency or in your community. more

BMP, PACE, and Innovation Network Present: The Emerging Framework for Civic Engagement Evaluation

BMP's Trish Tchume and Innovation Network's Ehren Reed partnered last month to present “The Emerging Framework for Civic Engagement Evaluation.” Over 80 participants attended the webinar, which responded to growing needs to assess the progress and frame the impact of civic engagement. See the slide presentation from the webinar and find more references and resources on BMP's civic engagement work! 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

Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times

Join Demos, the Building Movement Project, and Common Cause/NY for a special forum on April 8 in New York with author and activist Paul Loeb on the new version of his book, Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times. Moderated by Building Movement's Director of Civic Engagement, Trish Tchume, Loeb will explore what leads some people to get involved in larger community issues while others feel overwhelmed or uncertain; what it takes to maintain commitment for the long haul; and how community involvement and citizen activism can give back a sense of connection and purpose amidst the challenges of our time. more

USSF 2010: Register and Get Involved

Don't forget to register for the US Social Forum (USSF)! The national event, which will take place June 22-26 in Detroit, MI has opened registration for individuals and organizations and there are many opportunities to be involved in activities leading up to Forum. Find out how you can participate, help organize, and promote this important gathering meant to build unity around common goals of social justice, strengthen ties between organizations, and help build a broader social justice movement. more

Evidence of Change

This report summarizes the recent efforts of the Building Movement Project, the Alliance for Children and Families and the Ms. Foundation for Women who came together to respond to this call for methods and tools for measuring the impact of social change work. It offers a look into how organizations currently view their relationship with impact measurement and then presents a brief summary of the key findings that came out of the Civic Engagement Evaluation Summit convened by the partner organizations. more

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

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

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