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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
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
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
One result of the current economic situation is that many nonprofit organizations, especially smaller ones or those dependent on public funding and/or a small number of private donors, are in difficult financial straits. Some of these groups are beginning to... → More
Feb 13 2014
You know that media coverage helps to generate discussion about the critical issues your nonprofit organization is trying raise with your constituents and the public in general. But getting coverage is not always easy, especially for issues that nonprofit... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
It is important to be very clear about what you are evaluating, why you are evaluating, and for whom you are evaluating. Paying attention to these questions will help you shape your evaluation into a more useful tool. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | By Charlotte Dion, Foundation Center
Foundation support is critical to the work of the nonprofit community. But the pathway for pursuing foundation support for your nonprofit organization can seem more like the winding passageways in a maze than a clear cut trajectory. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
A recently-published study by the high-profile Bridgespan Group has been getting a great deal of attention lately. The report, “Nonprofit Mergers and Acquisitions: More Than a Tool for Tough Times” promotes the idea that nonprofits – and their funders -... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
Previously, we discussed why evaluation is important for your nonprofit. In this article, we talk about the need for both process and outcome evaluation and the pitfalls of over-emphasizing outcomes over process. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | by Myrna Greenfield, PrincipalGood Egg Marketing
In the first of a multi-part series, marketing professional Myrna Greenfield shares the why of LinkedIn for nonprofit organizations. Stay tuned for part two, which will delve into the how. → More

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