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
I was recently the high bidder on dinner for two on a nonprofit online auction. Thanks to the auction, I discovered a restaurant I would never had tried otherwise, and just as important, I was able to donate to a cause near and dear to my heart while not... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
The Commonwealth Seminar is opening the doors of the Massachusetts State House to diverse leaders: community leaders of color and those from immigrant and other underrepresented communities. The TSNE fiscally sponsorship client is preparing the next... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
With millions of Americans newly unemployed, many nonprofits have seen a sharp increase in inquiries from well-intentioned ex-corporate job-seekers. This cadre is by and large made up of talented, experienced professionals with a desire to make a difference... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | by Laura S. Quinn, Executive Director Idealware
If you post a message on Twitter and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a noise? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. This article discusses how the board’s handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems—and what your board can do to get it right. → More
Categories: Governance
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
What exactly is organizational development consulting? It’s easier to describe OD in action than provide a concise definition. As an OD consultant, I help identify and address the root causes of problems and assist an organization’s leaders, staff, board... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jackie Cefola, Program Manager, the NonProfit Center
There are over 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States, and the majority operate with budgets under $100,000. These are very lean and efficient operations under stress due to increasing demand for services and continuing financial volatility. → More
Feb 13 2014
According to the February 2009 Newsday article “Layoffs Take a Toll, Even on Survivors”, not only do laid-off employees suffer from staff reductions, but survivors suffer as well. The conclusion: “Layoffs clearly have emotional and practical consequences for... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
On February 27, 2008, TSNE hosted the fund-raising training, “Cultivating Your Organization’s Donor Base,” presented by leading fund development consultant Kristi Scarpone. Also sharing fund-raising tips in the filled-to-capacity workshop was Lou Pollock,... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
Teach Our Children (TOC) was fiscally sponsored by TSNE MissionWorks, and sought to ensure that parents are truly involved with education policy and decision-making and rightfully acknowledged as critical participants in the success of their school system.... → More

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