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Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington

The day after Trump’s inauguration, I was one of the 500,000 or 1.2 million who marched in Washington, D.C.  I was glad to be there, even with the flaws. There was a feeling of optimism reflected in the pussy hats, homemade signs, different issues that were represented, throngs...more

Detroiters Changed the Narrative to Push for Community (not just corporate) Development

Detroit, Michigan, recently became the first city in the nation to pass an ordinance designed to give community members a voice in negotiations with big developers. Large-scale developers often receive financial support from taxpayers in the form of grants, tax abatements, and land transfers. In exchange, they sometimes promise community...more

Job Announcement- Research Associate

About the Building Movement Project For over a decade, the Building Movement Project has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social...more

2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey Launch

We are excited to let you know that the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey is online, and your input is more critical than ever. This survey will provide valuable information on the key issues that nonprofits are working on, the opportunities and challenges we face, and how we can continue to...more

Building the CBO Movement in Detroit

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld with artwork by Sean Bieri, courtesy of www.metrotimes.com Detroit and many cities across the country that experienced disinvestment, white flight and redlining a generation ago, are now grappling with economic “redevelopment” efforts that notoriously and blatantly bypass communities of color. Since redevelopment...more

Embracing a Diverse Sector by Pushing Past Diversity

This blog post  was written for Independent Sector's blog for their New Frontiers Conference to be held in Washington, DC from Nov 16-18. To read the full post, click here.  Over the past few years, racism has been a major topic in the news and on social...more

Ask Questions, First to Learn but Then to Act

This article was written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review as a part of their “Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy" series, produced in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. To read the full article, click here. “When grantmakers go looking for feedback from their grantees, they...more

Webinar Recap: Feedback Loops vs Constituent Engagement

Thank you to all of those who registered for and participated in BMP’s recent interactive webinar: “Feedback Loops vs Constituent Engagement.” It was a resounding success full of conversation and insights by BMP’s Co-Directors – Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfield – independent consultants Judi...more

New life for Reproductive Rights and Justice

Last week, the Supreme Court struck down abortion clinic restrictions in Texas. The Court’s ruling has given organizers, activists, movement builders, and supporters the opportunity to pause and celebrate. After so many battles at the national level and across so many states, it is a relief to have...more

The #BMPRaceSurvey Closes with Over 4,000 Responses

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey has officially surpassed its goal of 4,000 responses! When we launched the survey on March 1st, we set a goal of 2,000 responses, but we received such wonderful support from our partners and colleagues in the field, that we soon...more

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