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
Building green provides benefits to the health and safety of occupants, the community and the environment. These include: → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Consultant
A client once described me as a “bulldog with no teeth.” She meant it as a compliment! Along with a colleague, I was working with this client to support her commitment to diversity and inclusion. Yet as intentional as she was, she was also fearful and subtly... → More
Categories: Leadership
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
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
After a hiatus of several years, I recently attended the annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), a 1,300-member group of researchers affiliated with university-based nonprofit management... → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | By Alyssa Sternick
Boston Family Boat Building provides underserved students in Boston-area public schools with the resources necessary to get out of the classroom and approach learning from a fresh, experiential angle. Specifically, the program offers both students and their... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
On March 12, more than 40 nonprofit leaders, funders, real estate professionals and government officials gathered in Boston for Innovative Strategies for Nonprofit Workspace,* a day-long briefing on multi-tenant nonprofit centers. Organized by the... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
Before getting serious about developing a multi-tenant facility, it’s important to determine if your group or organization has the internal capacity to take on such a complex and time-consuming project. The first question to ask, though, should be: Will this... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
In this column, Bob Greene, TSNE senior consultant, shares some thoughts on when strategic planning actually gets in the way of addressing priority organizational issues. These are topics key to his specialty of organizational development and other areas in... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Ryan Allis and Denise Moorehead
Email marketing has gotten a bad rap because of the dozens of unsolicited emails we all receive daily (hundreds weekly) from spammers. According to a 2003 Michigan State study by Susan Chang and Mariko Morimoto, most people would rather receive junk mail,... → More

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