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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
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 Kristen Saulnier
The economic downturn has created a “new normal” for nonprofits: learning to do more with less. Volunteers now play a more vital role than ever. How can you keep volunteers engaged, motivated and working effectively when their motivations for success can be... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
The Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO) was founded in 2000 as a result of an assessment by a group of longtime immigrant rights advocates. The organizers identified the multiple barriers immigrant communities face in their efforts to organize for... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
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 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant, Third Sector New England
Effective media advocacy campaigns start with an advocacy plan. A roadmap for creating this plan was provided by the Progressive Communicators Network’s Tom Louie to attendees at the Be the Media! mini-conference on November 30, 2011. According to Louie,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Tyra Sidberry, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, TSNE MissionWorks
There seems to be much consternation, replete with hand-wringing and soul searching, about the research findings from the study “Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century,” authored by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam. → 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

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