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Tag: Organizational Structure

The Debate About Boards

I recently attended the biennial conference of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT). This year, GIFT held the Money for our Movements conference in Baltimore, and more than 500 social justice fundraisers and organizers came together to learn, connect and take action. One of the highlights of this conference is... more

Feminist Answers to Nonprofit Questions

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, it seems like a good time to reflect on the debt that the not-for-profit sector owes to the leadership and courage of feminists. Sure, women make up nearly 75% of the nonprofit workforce, but that is not the reason that feminism... more

Looking for Collective Stories in Black History Month

This past week, an article about Black History Month by Theodore Johnson in The Atlantic really moved me. Johnson writes that our focus on historical icons makes this month of celebration too disconnected from people’s everyday experience. I share his concern on a personal level but as someone... more

Keeping an Eye Out for Detours, While Staying on Track

As we've mentioned before, we try to integrate a good amount of learning into our work here at BMP.  We use monthly calls and bi-annual meetings with our staff and project team to discuss what we've read recently and how it could impact the sector, or our work.  On our last call, we discussed the pros and cons of strategic planning, using a recent piece in Stanford Social Innovation Review, "The Strategic Plan is Dead", as a frame for our thinking.