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 Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In Great Britain there has long existed an active Cabinet-level Office for Civil Society (OCS). By contrast, most members of Congress are scandalously ignorant about the nonprofit sector. This is despite the sector’s broad presence in every district, its 10% ... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Aaron Green, President, Professional Staffing Group
Aaron Green’s firm Professional Staffing Group has provided nonprofits with short-term and long-term temporary staff support for more than a dozen years. He advises that as you read the following tips, keep in mind the varied ways that your organization works... → More
Categories: Human Resources
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 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 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 Bob Greene
As part of a long-anticipated expansion of TSNE’s Consulting Program, Bob Greene has been hired as the program’s senior consultant. Each month he writes about topics related to his specialty of organizational development and other areas in which TSNE offers... → More
Categories: Human Resources

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