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.

Apr 14 2014 | By Arthur Prokosch
Online surveys have emerged as an efficient way for nonprofits to gather data from their constituents, donors - and even their peers - entirely through the Web. At their core, these systems include tools for defining and customizing survey questions, and... → More
Apr 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
There is a big emphasis on return on investment (ROI) by foundations right now. It has many nonprofits scrambling to develop methodology and tools for collecting data. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In the ED Forum, TSNE’s Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Spack reflects on issues facing nonprofit organizations. He invites your ideas and insights in response to his columns. This month’s column highlights the NonProfit Center's decade of success in... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
Fiscal Sponsorship at TSNE MissionWorks can be a bridge or a long-term partner in your nonprofit venture. → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 27 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
Interim executive directors (interim EDs for short) are usually thought of as “those folks who hold down the fort” at nonprofits when boards expect a long gap between executives. → More
Feb 27 2014 | By Heather Harker and Hez Norton
TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program managers Heather Harker and Hez Norton tell you what to expect when your executive director says she or he is leaving. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 26 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs Third Sector New England
All too often we find ourselves running in a rat race of "making a difference" whether that be saving the rainforests of Borneo or working to end modern day slavery or to end the environmentally injust practices that plague inner city children with... → More
Feb 25 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, TSNE MissionWorks
As TSNE MissionWorks embarks on a deeper reflection upon what it means to shift power and influence in our society – our ultimate goal – we must also wrestle with the unique role and potential of capacity builders within that context. Given that capacity... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In Good to Great, Jim Collins’s seminal work detailing the ingredients for sustained business success, “getting the right people on the bus” is an essential element in the equation. My focus here will be on another ingredient in Collins’s formula for... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jay Leslie Idealware
An email list is one of the sharpest arrows in any nonprofit’s quiver. An effective list can maximize your reach, help foster closer relationships with constituents and improve fundraising. But what makes a list effective? → More

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