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 Jennetta Hyatt
Like many of you, this time of the year can get me a bit “bummed out.” For me, it signifies the end of the summer and all of the accompanying fair weather activities - not to mention delicious summer food. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Andrea Berry, Fund-raising Consultant
Email is an effective way to communicate with donors, and to raise money without substantially raising your overhead. While it isn’t likely to replace direct mail fundraising in your communications mix, emails allow you to inexpensively provide reasons and... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
At TSNE MissionWorks, we believe that effective supervision is directly tied to organizational mission effectiveness. For individual organizations as well as for the nonprofit sector, our staff is our greatest resource. The more effective they are, the more... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Try this simple trick. Often it is the simple work of art that we find the most beautiful. Skilled nonprofit group and team leaders use (apparently) simple techniques to promote high levels of engagement. → 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 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
Jul 01 2013 | By Kay Snowden
July marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for many nonprofits. If you are one of them, you have just begun working from your new organizational budget. Congratulations! → More
Categories: Financial Management
Apr 23 2013 | By Jonathan Spack
I’m a native Bostonian, born and raised in the city that is now emerging from its greatest modern-day trauma. The streets where the surreal events of mid-April unfolded are familiar territory. I’ve been at the marathon finish line more than once to cheer on... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 15 2013 | by TSNE MissionWorks
In these days of economic turbulence, the pressure is on to collaborate, form strategic alliances and even merge. Sadly, nonprofits either are not afforded the time to evaluate all options possible or to explore in an unhurried and deliberate way the pros and... → More
Feb 13 2013 | By TSNE MissionWorks
In 1990, a group of Boston-area funders established the Diversity Initiative. The program, today called the Inclusion Initiative, provides technical assistance and funding to Greater Boston nonprofits committed to increasing their capacity to meet their... → More

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