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Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Joins BMP as Co-Director

The Building Movement Project is happy to announce that Sean Thomas-Breitfeld will join the staff as Co-Director starting February 1, 2013.  Sean, along with the current director Frances Kunreuther, will be charting the direction for the Project as it continues its work strengthening the role of US nonprofits to advance progressive social change.  “I am thrilled that Sean is coming onto the staff to partner with me in running Building Movement,” remarked Frances, “He will be a wonderful contributor bringing new skills and a fresh look at the work ahead.”

Sean – who has been with the Project Team of Building Movement for the past three years – brings with him more than 10 years of advocacy, organizing and training experience.  He most recently worked as the Director of Training and Education at the Center for Community Change.  Initially, Sean will focus on BMP’s work on service and social change, developing tools and resources that increase the capacity of social service organizations to engage in movement building and partner with community organizing and advocacy groups.  Detroit Team member Linda Campbell – who has been instrumental to BMP’s work with social service agencies – is looking forward to working closely with Sean and remarked, “I am delighted that Building Movement is living our vision for next generation leadership.”

Sean will also seek out opportunities to expand our work and develop new areas of expertise and influence.  As team member Kim Klein noted, “In a gentle and kind way, he pushes himself and the rest of us to think deeper, go further and learn more.”  He has a particular interest in BMP’s work on movement building and plans to further develop our new work on LGBT cross-issue alliance building.

In the next several years of growth and transition, the Building Movement Project is committed to shaping a stronger narrative on the important role nonprofits can play in building movement for change and ensuring a more equitable society.  “Sean is the perfect person to help lead us there,” stated Kunreuther.

Beginning February 1st, Sean can be reached at sthomas-breitfeld@demos.org.  Please join us in welcoming him.

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