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 09 2016 | By Dr. Anne Litwin, Ph.D., Anne Litwin & Associates
Negative stereotypes about women are everywhere, and when we internalize them, we usually do not realize it. Yet carrying these internalized stereotypes can influence our behaviors toward other women. For that reason, it is important to begin to notice how... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jan 25 2016 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, TSNE MissionWorks
Flu season is back. Flu activity most often peaks in February and can last into May. In New England and across the nation, employers are gearing up for the yearly problems that come with this time of year. The most recent weekly U.S. report from the CDC shows... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Nov 16 2015 | By Anna Spack, Contributor, TSNE MissionWorks
The Blue Butterfly Collaborative takes a unique approach to children’s educational media and its impact in international development. With the goal of helping media producers in low- and middle-income countries produce, design and distribute high-quality... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Sep 10 2015 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications, Third Sector New England
The field of software development—and the technology industry in general—is overwhelmingly dominated by men. According to Ada Developers Academy (Ada), 85% of software programmers are male. → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Sep 09 2015 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications, TSNE MissionWorks
“Never quit. And never give up hope,” advises Sheila Denion, Project Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP), in the wake of another landmark ruling to repeal capital punishment, both prospectively in 2012, and now... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Aug 27 2015 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, TSNE MissionWorks
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase the number of workers eligible to receive overtime pay. The proposal would require a minimum annual salary of $50,400 ($970 a week) for a position to be classified as exempt... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jun 17 2015 | By Hez Norton, Director of Partnerships and Leadership Initiatives, TSNE MissionWorks
TSNE MissionWorks' newly released report Leadership New England: Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector, based on responses from more than 1,200 executive directors and board members from the six New England states, issues a wakeup call for the... → More
Categories: Leadership
May 05 2015 | By Roberta Rosenberg, M.Ed.
Forty years of experience have given me lots to think about the challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. During my career, I worked for five nonprofits in the fields of developmental disabilities, aging, and domestic violence; negotiated service delivery... → More
Jan 21 2015 | by Vu Le, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps.
In Seattle, if you’re a person of color and you walk down a dark alley late at night and you feel like you’re being followed, it’s probably someone trying to do some community engagement: “Psst…hey buddy—Go Hawks!—you want to attend a summit? It’s about... → More
Jan 05 2015 | By Gretchen Upholt, MPA, Consultant Financial Management Associates
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly common “buzzword” in the nonprofit and funder communities. As funder priorities shift towards investing in sustainable organizations, there is increasing need for organizations to refocus their budget development... → More
Categories: Financial Management

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