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ROPE Bakers Invited to Inauguration Day

The four-man baking team of Detroit-based organization ROPE, which stands for Reaching Our Potential Everyday, has been invited to attend President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2009. ROPE is a baking employment project of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, which has been a BMP partner for over 4 years. Also check out the reports from our Project Team around the country of the reactions in their communities on election night.more

1+1=10: A new equation for social change

Read Robby Rodriguez's keynote from the Raising Change conference about the possibilities present in all our work. Fotini Markopoulou, a leading scientist working on string theory said in an interview with in Scientific American, “There are so many theories out there that aren’t even wrong. To be wrong would be exciting.” Using this as a starting point, Robby tells us that to live in the world we dream of, 1+1 must equal 10. And it is already happening...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

Kim Klein featured in Foundation Center Philanthropy Chat

Listen as Project Team member Kim Klein shares strategies and insights on how nonprofits should approach fundraising during difficult economic times, including paying attention to taxes and tax policy and its effect on nonprofits and advocacy. Click here to listen.

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Half a Million Nonprofits Could Lose Their Tax Exemptions

Did you know that in May 2010, half a million nonprofits could find themselves stripped of their exempt status? The IRS estimates that that's the number of smaller organizations that have failed to file a Form 990-N.

To read more about this situation that will greatly impact the nonprofit sector, visit GuideStar.

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Philanthropy’s Leadership Gap - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Read the transcript of a live discussion about whether charities are doing enough to prepare their next generation of leaders. Caroline McAndrews (Director of Leadership and Communications for Building Movement Project) and Regina Dull (28-year-old executive director of a Washington charity who has already made the transition to nonprofit leadership) answer questions posed by The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s readers.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

The ABC’s of U.S. Tax Policy: An Historical Perspective

From the days of George Washington to that of the present Administration, taxes have been a subject of national controversy.

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Non Profit Governance Models: Problems and Prospects

This article by Pat Bradshaw explores existing and alternative non-profit board structures. The authors present four possible models and the possibilities of developing hybrid models based on the needs on individual organizations.more

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