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
A recent article in a Boston-area weekly newspaper was right on target in stating that operational expertise is critical in running a nonprofit. Operational expertise ensures that board members – and senior staff members – develop strategic direction for the... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Susan Labandibar, Founder and CEO Tech Networks of Boston
 An old New England saying goes: Use it up, wear it out, make it do.... or do without! → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | Adapted from an article by Diane Boudreau by Denise Moorehead
Don’t let your nonprofit’s message get lost in the daily flood of information. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE
You’re hosting the annual dinner meeting between your board of directors and the community advisory committee when your board treasurer comments that the newest members of the committee “certainly help us meet our diversity quotas, so we won’t have to worry... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
There is a relative newcomer to the green movement, a newcomer which is quietly, yet powerfully, raising awareness in urban neighborhoods across the United States of the benefits of green living. Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are taking the lead in... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt
A common mistake made in the hiring process is an organization’s failure to first assess their current hiring needs. By overlooking this, a department may miss out on an opportunity to restructure their department or organization to fit its current need. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
Some nonprofit organizations experience frequent and, sometimes, debilitating conflict. Although individual disputes may draw a lot of attention, the overall pattern of conflict rarely does. So over the years, a culture of conflict and melodrama emerges. The... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
So what is fiscal sponsorship, anyway? I consider fiscal sponsors to be vital to the process of civic engagement and catalysts for the continuous renewal of the nonprofit sector. By providing a mechanism which enables groups to organize around societal... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | by Daniel F. Bassill, President Tutor/Mentor Connection
Looking for Cross City, Cross State, Collaboration? Websites that aggregate knowledge support the efforts of thousands of others who are looking to apply this type of knowledge in program improvement, problem solving and innovation. This is the role of Tutor/... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
Denial gets a bad rap. It’s actually a highly functional strategy for dealing effectively with many kinds of challenging professional and personal situations. → More

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