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 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
The NonProfit Center encourages staff and board members to look at ways to improve the nonprofit workplace and the processes used there with the environment in mind. Here are a few strategies to start with: → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
With millions of Americans newly unemployed, many nonprofits have seen a sharp increase in inquiries from well-intentioned ex-corporate job-seekers. This cadre is by and large made up of talented, experienced professionals with a desire to make a difference... → 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 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 Gena Bean
A holistic yoga practice is not just an exercise or a stretching routine: it is a mindset. → More
Categories: Human Resources
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 TSNE MissionWorks
Following is an interview gleaned from a podcast with Lyn Freundlich, director of administration and human resources at TSNE MissionWorks. TSNE’s Denise Moorehead spoke with Lyn about supervision, what makes a good supervisor, things that supervisors can do... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Lori Tsuruda, PresidentDirectors of Volunteer Administration and Founder & Executive Director of People Making a Difference
Assessing volunteer needs and developing position descriptions are a necessity, not a luxury. In my workshops on volunteer recruitment, I often hear nonprofit leaders say, It was nice to dedicate time to think about our volunteer needs strategically. Although... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
In this column, Bob Greene, TSNE senior consultant, shares some thoughts on when strategic planning actually gets in the way of addressing priority organizational issues. These are topics key to his specialty of organizational development and other areas in... → More
Categories: Human Resources

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