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Tag: Civic Participation

BMP Contributes to Open Government Dialogue

The White House has launched an "Open Government Initiative" in order to generate new ideas for creating a more participatory, transparent, and collaborative government. The first step in this process is the Open Government Dialogue, which is an online forum for public engagement in policymaking. Log-in and vote for BMP! more

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

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

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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Nonprofits and Democracy: Engage, Educate, Activate, and Assess

Written by Frances Kunreuther for the NCNA newsletter SparcChange, this article examines what nonprofits look like when they're sites of democratic practice. more

From the Ground Up

Social-change organizations operate in communities all over the United States, but little has been written about the details of their operations. This new book, co-written by Building Movement Project Director Frances Kunreuther, takes a close look at how these organizations address challenges related to leadership, staff development, resource needs, decision-making, and collaborations. more

Nonprofit Service Organizations and Civic Engagement

A report on a meeting of practitioners and funders that looks at how to move civic engagement forward in nonprofit service organizations and address some of the challenges that arise. The meeting was co-sponsored by Carnegie Corporation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Alliance for Children and Families, Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, and Nonprofit Voter Engagement Project. more

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