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Where have we been?

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods
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News and Updates from Building Movement Project

Sunday, February 28

From Building Movement Project:

Support, Invest, Engage: A Resource List for Non-Black Co-Conspirators

This Black History Month should be different. After enduring months of overlapping crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the uprisings against anti-Black racism to the White supremacist insurrection on January 6th, it’s beyond time for the nonprofit sector and philanthropy to commit to anti-racism, equity, and co-liberation. While we encourage folks to pause, rest, reflect, and learn, we also urge our non-Black co-conspirators in the sector to take action this month and beyond. We have organized a list of resources as a starting point. Read more here.

We are pleased to announce two open positions on the BMP national team: Senior Research Manager and Finance, Grants and Operations Manager. Learn more about the requirements and responsibilities for each role and how to apply here.

Between Resistance and Rebuilding
What lessons can we draw upon from the past four years to sharpen and strengthen our collective work towards justice and equity? Deepa Iyer, BMP’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, offers reflections and recommendations for the work ahead. Read more here.
Re-Applying a Generational Lens
As the nonprofit workforce grows to include more generations than ever before, we are interested in exploring the tensions, challenges, and generational dynamics that arise in the workplace. BMP’s Co-Director, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, reflects on our previous work that led to this growing area of interest. Read more and share your thoughts here.

4 Takeaways for Nonprofits from the r/WallStreetBets, GameStop, and Robinhood Episode

What can nonprofits and movement builders learn and apply from this episode? Anna Castro, Manager of SolidarityIs, shares four takeaways for movement building and social change work. Learn more here.


Sunday, February 28

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