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Tag: Progressive Change

Mobilize.org Launches Target 2020

To offer Millennials the tools they need to achieve their personal educational goals and realize the impact it can have on their communities by the year 2020, Mobilize.org will convene three Democracy 2.0 Summits in North Carolina (October 22-24, 2010), California and Florida (dates TBD), titled “Target 2020: My Education. Our Future.” more

USSF 2010: BMP reports on our sessions from the forum

Over 15,000 people gathered in Detroit, MI for the second United States Social Forum, with the goal of building a broader social justice movement. BMP reports back on our involvement in the forum, including our two sessions: "Social Service & Social Change: A Movement Building Strategy" and "Emerging Strategies to Re/Claim the Commons". more

Somos Mayfair Receives Over $1M to Fund Social Service and Social Change

It’s been a year since we published Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Service Providers which featured five human service organizations. The recent announcement that one of our featured organizations, Somos Mayfair, has been awarded over $1 million in funding for both their service and their civic engagement work brings hope and encouragement to human service providers looking to incorporate a social change framework. more

USSF 2010: Another Detroit is Happening!

We've just returned from the US Social Forum in Detroit, where over 15,000 grassroots community organizers, activists, social service nonprofits, and individuals envisioned another US! We will be sharing more pictures and report-backs from the Forum, and our two sessions, but for more information on what took place at the Forum, check out their website at www.ussf2010.org.

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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

Fundraising for Food: New Demands in the New Decade

Are you an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan providing "food" programs for your community? Looking for more ways to approach fundraising in 2010 and beyond? Join Building Movement Project Team Member, Kim Klein, for an information packed workshop hosted by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work) on April 21 in Detroit, MI. The session is ideally suited for suited for organizations with programs that feed the hungry, encourage good nutrition, teach about sustainable agriculture, or implement hunger-reducing initiatives. more

Alliances for Change

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. This report looks at nearly a dozen examples of organizing efforts rising to scale and adapting to the urgent challenges and political opportunities at the beginning of the 21st century. more

Tools for Social Change

This online resource center is a space to share and highlight practical tools that organizations can use to integrate movement-building and social change strategies into their everyday work. Here you’ll find a growing collection of exercises, tools and civic engagement models that allow organizations to enter into this work at whichever point reflects their stage of development.

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