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.

Predatory Lenders Crush the Common Good

This entry continues our series highlighting the work of our allies in New Mexico and the common good in action. Click here to read the first entry. Politics before governing is an operating policy that has allowed a tiny minority to continue rigging the American Dream for their own...more

SouthWest Organizing Project: Lifting up the Common Good in New Mexico

Over the next few weeks, the Building Movement Project will highlight the work of our allies in New Mexico and how they are contributing to the common good. This is the first blog in our series focused on the common good in action. So often we hear about the struggles...more

A Snapshot of the State of Nonprofits in New Mexico

Today, we are releasing, “Working Towards the Common Good: A Preview of Findings from the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey.”  This brief provides a preview of data gathered from the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey, an effort that was led by BMP in partnership with many local nonprofits such...more

Common Good in New Mexico

This Halloween I was in New Mexico presenting at the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers conference with my colleagues Andrea Plaza executive director of Encuentro, Jenny Metzler head of Health Care for the Homeless and Alicia Maldonado (our Building Movement consultant). We were there to talk about the role that...more

Post-Election Wake-Up Call

In the wake of Tuesday’s elections, I was left wondering how many nonprofits had registered and turned out voters. This year’s midterms will probably be remembered for the apparent contradiction of progressive ballot measures winning alongside conservative legislators. But this election should be remembered for the...more

Help Us to Tell the Story of New Mexico Nonprofits

Today we are launching the 2014 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey. This survey effort is being led by BMP, in partnership with many New Mexico nonprofits such as Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., Encuentro, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, New Mexico Voices for Children, and SouthWest Organizing Project. This short, confidential...more

BMP Conference Sessions on Community Engagement

Austin may be famed for the South by Southwest music festival, but from September 17 to 19, it was the gathering place for nonprofit leaders, capacity builders and consultants from all over the state of Texas, and across the country. The Alliance for Nonprofit Management held its 2014 national conference there, in partnership...more

Persistent Poverty, New Roles for Service Providers and Advocates

This week, the Census Bureau released its annual data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the U.S. On the whole, little change occurred in 2013: the poverty rate declined slightly by half a percent; there was no significant change to the actual number of Americans living in poverty;...more

Just Bread

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen (CSK) used to be called The Charity Guild. It first opened its doors in Detroit in 1929 with a mission of feeding the poor.  After feeding people in poverty for the better part of a century, the CSK leadership wanted to do more, but weren&rsquo...more

The Next Generation of Leaders We Really Need in Detroit

In addition to being on the BMP Project Team, Linda Campbell is a CSI fellow and has been a convener of the People’s Platform in Detroit. This blog was originally posted by the Center for Social Inclusion. Earlier this month, Crain’s Detroit published its annual list...more

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