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 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 Jackie Cefola, former Program Manager The NonProfit Center
While the first day of spring officially “sprung” nearly a month ago, those of us in arctic climates such as Boston have only recently started to awaken from our winter hibernation. My many months spent primarily inside led to several distinct physical and... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Feb 13 2014
What kind of person does it take to bring together nonprofits, funders, government and legislators to focus resources and time on a solution to chronic homelessness? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
On a bitter cold morning in 1981, a priest at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hartford found a homeless man frozen to death near the church steps. Vowing that such a tragedy would never happen again, parish priests opened the basement of the church to... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier
How do you frame your nonprofit’s message to the media in a way that will get your organization coverage that focuses on the heart of an issue – not on “side” topics that stir unwarranted controversy? → More
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
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

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