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BMP Study Featured in Chronicle of Philanthropy Article

Our upcoming study on younger nonprofit executive directors was featured in a Chronicle of Philanthropy piece about what it takes to be at the helm of an organization. The report, written by Helen Kim and Frances Kunreuther, is based on interviews with 17 young executive directors about how they view their roles and what supports have helped them as they rose to the top of (or were brought in to lead) their organizations. Director of Research and Documentation, Caroline McAndrews, was also featured in the story.

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Caroline McAndrews Featured on a Chronicle of Philanthropy Live Discussion!

Director of Research and Documentation, Caroline McAndrews, was a featured expert on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Live Discussion, "What it Takes to Be an Executive Director", on November 6th. Participants will discussed how nonprofit workers can judge if they have the skills necessary to lead an organization and employers can gain insight on how to screen candidates for the job. more

Nonprofits and Social Change

If you are associated with a nonprofit or service provider that is interested in increasing its social change work, you’ve come to the right place. BMP works to help nonprofits extend their work beyond programs and direct service delivery to social change and advocacy on behalf of clients. Below are some of our resources that you will probably find most helpful. more

Service Delivery and Social Change

In June 2010, the Building Movement Project held a convening at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund entitled Service Delivery and Social Change. This report offers a summary of participants’ reflections on their own ongoing efforts as well as on the evolution that has taken place in the field towards greater incorporation of social change models since the Building Movement Project’s first meeting on this topic three years earlier. The report also lays out a set of recommendations for how we can be advancing this work throughout the sector. more

Where Do We Go? A New Career Narrative

Opportunity Knocks has released a new Green Room article by Building Movement Project Director, Frances Kunreuther, which addresses the increasing interest by nonprofits to not only develop leadership but also attract and retain a skilled work force in the midst of an aging baby boom generation that is not retiring as soon as had been expected. The article offers not only relevant insight into the current situation, but also suggestions on what nonprofits can do now to develop a new career narrative that promotes inter-generational leadership.

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NonprofitNext Report Quotes Dir. of BMP

A new report produced by NonprofitNext, a research initiative of La Piana Consulting that explores the future of the nonprofit sector, quotes Building Movement's Director, Frances Kunreuther on the intergenerational workplace. In approaching the topic of generational change within nonprofits, Kunreuther insists that, "It starts with dialogue and learning how to appreciate each other… but it is more than talking. It is not just appreciation; it is about changing how the jobs are done." more

Making Social Change Case Studies: Additional Web Resources

We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback from readers not only about Making Social Change: Case Studies of Nonprofit Social Service Providers, but also about the usefulness of the supplemental resources available for download via the case studies web page. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to point all of you towards our Additional Web Resources page in case you hadn’t had the chance yet to explore it on your own! The Additional Web Resources page adds further depth to the stories highlighted in Making Social Change by offering access to the actual tools and models used by the featured organizations to facilitate their social change goals. more

BMP Project Team Member is Featured on Huff Post

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld recently submitted a piece to the Huffington Post on the challenges that progressives still face with the new administration in paving the way for change. more

Next Shift

This report, published in conjunction with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, takes a broader look at the issue of generational change and presents different frames and solutions that move us beyond the “crisis” view of leadership transition and expansion. From a different perspective, it is the nonprofit sector itself that is in crisis, and the emphasis on leadership transition reinforces rather than challenges the prevailing issues facing nonprofit organizations. more

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