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Building Movement Project

For over a decade, BMP has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact in building movements for progressive social change. We help organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. Our practical resources and creative solutions help organizations innovate to meet the needs of the communities they serve and face the challenges of the external environment. We bring people together, sharing best practices and building bridges that lead to policies and approaches that support equity, fairness and sustainability.

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About the Authors

Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld co-direct the Building Movement Project. Frances founded BMP in 1999 after spending most of her career working with homeless youth and families, undocumented immigrants, crime victims, battered women, and substance users. Sean joined BMP in 2013 after working for more than a decade in national advocacy and organizing efforts on a range of progressive issues, including immigration reform, transportation equity and anti-poverty programs.


Ofronama Biu, BMP's Senior Research Associate, has over 10 years of experience in project management, program evaluation, partnership building, employer engagement, and direct service to participants within higher education and nonprofit settings. She also co-founded a nonprofit organization that connects youth to media professionals for skills-building and mentoring opportunities.

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