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
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 Laura S. Quinn, Executive Director Idealware
If you post a message on Twitter and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a noise? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
What exactly is organizational development consulting? It’s easier to describe OD in action than provide a concise definition. As an OD consultant, I help identify and address the root causes of problems and assist an organization’s leaders, staff, board... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jackie Cefola, Program Manager, the NonProfit Center
There are over 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States, and the majority operate with budgets under $100,000. These are very lean and efficient operations under stress due to increasing demand for services and continuing financial volatility. → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, TSNE MissionWorks
I was thrilled to see the compensation report recently released by RoadMap, DataCenter and the National Organizers Network: The Wages of Peace and Justice: National Compensation Survey of Social Justice Organizations 2012. For the first time ever, I saw... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
I was recently the high bidder on dinner for two on a nonprofit online auction. Thanks to the auction, I discovered a restaurant I would never had tried otherwise, and just as important, I was able to donate to a cause near and dear to my heart while not... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
The Commonwealth Seminar is opening the doors of the Massachusetts State House to diverse leaders: community leaders of color and those from immigrant and other underrepresented communities. The TSNE fiscally sponsorship client is preparing the next... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
One result of the current economic situation is that many nonprofit organizations, especially smaller ones or those dependent on public funding and/or a small number of private donors, are in difficult financial straits. Some of these groups are beginning to... → More
Feb 13 2014
You know that media coverage helps to generate discussion about the critical issues your nonprofit organization is trying raise with your constituents and the public in general. But getting coverage is not always easy, especially for issues that nonprofit... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
It is important to be very clear about what you are evaluating, why you are evaluating, and for whom you are evaluating. Paying attention to these questions will help you shape your evaluation into a more useful tool. → More
Categories: Evaluation

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