Insights

What we’re thinking and learning about right now, news that matters to nonprofits, and events and happenings in and around TSNE MissionWorks and the NonProfit Center.

Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant, Third Sector New England
Effective media advocacy campaigns start with an advocacy plan. A roadmap for creating this plan was provided by the Progressive Communicators Network’s Tom Louie to attendees at the Be the Media! mini-conference on November 30, 2011. According to Louie,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | Adapted from an article by Diane Boudreau by Denise Moorehead
Don’t let your nonprofit’s message get lost in the daily flood of information. → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Daniel F. Bassill, President Tutor/Mentor Connection
Looking for Cross City, Cross State, Collaboration? Websites that aggregate knowledge support the efforts of thousands of others who are looking to apply this type of knowledge in program improvement, problem solving and innovation. This is the role of Tutor/... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Dorie Clark
It makes perfect sense: of course you want to get your organization’s good deeds covered by the press. But for many nonprofit organizations, there is often a detour on the road between goals and reality. Resources are limited, and it can often seem like a... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Hyoun Park Aberdeen Group
Hyoun Park, research editor at Aberdeen Group, shares research and advice on ways nonprofit organizations can use videoconferencing to save time and money, especially in these challenging times. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, nonprofit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → More
Feb 13 2013 | by Myrna Greenfield, Principal, Good Egg Marketing
The more people you’re connected to, the more of their connections you will be linked to, and the more people you can potentially influence. But it takes time to keep up with each person in your network. Be sure to evaluate why you want to connect with a... → More
Oct 01 2011 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant Third Sector New England
I recently attended Be the Media V, a conference sponsored by TSNE and the Progressive Communicators Network for the progressive nonprofit community. These are some of the points gleaned from the opening panel and workshop leaders during the daylong event. → More
Jan 01 2011 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
When the New England Nonprofit Quarterly, now the Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ), moved to TSNE MissionWorks in 1997, we envisioned the magazine becoming a high-quality regional resource for information on nonprofit trends, cutting-edge issues and best practices.... → More
Apr 30 2010 | By Nancy Jackson, Principal Consultant and Owner, Gammy Bird Consulting
I need to laugh more. I mean really laugh. It feels so darn good and must trigger something in the brain. Even little smiles are good. I was in a gardening center today and saw a sign that read, “Unattended children will be given an espresso and free puppy.”... → More

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