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 30 2010 | By Nancy Jackson, Principal Consultant and Owner, Gammy Bird Consulting
I need to laugh more. I mean really laugh. It feels so darn good and must trigger something in the brain. Even little smiles are good. I was in a gardening center today and saw a sign that read, “Unattended children will be given an espresso and free puppy.”... → More
Mar 05 2010 | By Deborah Linnell, Zora Radosevich and Jonathan Spack
The guide for successful nonprofit management, written for and by nonprofit leaders. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 13 2010 | By Bob Greene
There’s an old saying that to a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Working from my personal frame of reference, I may continue to tackle challenges in the same way every time, not recognizing that someone with a different orientation or style could... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2010 | By TSNE
According to jobjournal.com, “While the weather might be frightful, job hunting can be so delightful.” Patricia Hunt Sinacole of Bostonworks/Monster also advises job seekers to use the late winter months to prepare for a springtime job hunt. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2010 | By Elena Letona, Associate Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
I’ve been thinking about whether love, mercy and compassion are values worth embracing in today’s political discourse and public policy-making. The question may seem a no-brainer, but when it comes to immigrants and immigration policy, there is so much anger... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2010 | By Heather Harker
Third-party assessment can help your nonprofit organization navigate an ever-changing environment – while becoming an increasingly effective agent for social change. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 01 2010 | By TSNE
For most nonprofit organizations, the economic downturn that began more than a year ago has made it increasingly difficult to find the funds needed to sustain current staffing levels and operations – and ultimately service. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Dec 01 2009 | By TSNE
According to the Urban Institute, nonprofit organizations play a critical role in the nation’s economy, accounting for 5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.S. economy, 8 percent of wages and salaries, and nearly 10 percent of employment. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Dec 01 2009 | by Meave G. O’Marah, Founder and PrincipalThe Owner’s Representative
Key indicators are metrics and ratios that help assess the financial and operational health of your organization.What you measure depends on what your organization does and how it is structured. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Jun 17 2009 | By TSNE
The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII) kicked-off its Conversations with …, a lecture series exploring issues of diversity and inclusion, with a June 17, 2009, address by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, renowned Georgetown University professor, CNN pundit, a... → More

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