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 Deborah Linnell
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. This article discusses how the board’s handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems—and what your board can do to get it right. → More
Categories: Governance
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
A recently-published study by the high-profile Bridgespan Group has been getting a great deal of attention lately. The report, “Nonprofit Mergers and Acquisitions: More Than a Tool for Tough Times” promotes the idea that nonprofits – and their funders -... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
Previously, we discussed why evaluation is important for your nonprofit. In this article, we talk about the need for both process and outcome evaluation and the pitfalls of over-emphasizing outcomes over process. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | by Myrna Greenfield, PrincipalGood Egg Marketing
In the first of a multi-part series, marketing professional Myrna Greenfield shares the why of LinkedIn for nonprofit organizations. Stay tuned for part two, which will delve into the how. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz, Principal StraightTalk
My good buddy Gian Brosco recently took the helm of the Nevada Community Foundation. The first thing he did was get out of the office to learn about the issues in greater Las Vegas. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Charlotte Dion, Foundation Center
Foundation support is critical to the work of the nonprofit community. But the pathway for pursuing foundation support for your nonprofit organization can seem more like the winding passageways in a maze than a clear cut trajectory. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell, former Director of Programs, TSNE MissionWorks
One of the many insights gleaned from TSNE MissionWorks' Capacity Building Fund (CBF) is just how vital building relationships and developing trust are to successful cross-organizational work within and across nonprofits. Begun in 2004, CBF provides... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Myrna Greenfield, Principal, Good Egg Marketing
In a previous article, marketing professional Myrna Greenfield shared the why of LinkedIn for nonprofit organizations. In this next installment of a multi-part series, she delves into the how, starting with Company Pages. → More
Feb 13 2014
A: Smart, enthusiastic employees who bring limited experience to their jobs are prime candidates for coaching! → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Juliana Field, Principal Field & Company
Now living in the Boston area, Juliana Field has extensive development and communications experience working with nonprofits in the United States and internationally. Here she explains how to reconnect with funders in ways responsive to their needs during the... → More
Categories: Fund Development

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