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 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 Bob Greene
Is your nonprofit organization’s strategic plan filed away? Do you know if you have a strategic plan? It may be surprising, but I have met with new clients who weren’t sure when the organization last completed a plan or where to find it. And for those... → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Moving forward during this challenging economic time requires everyone to step up and work effectively. This is when we most need everyone to pull together as a team. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director TSNE
In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending time during my work day helping program managers figure out how to spend out grant budgets, and time at home coaxing my daughters to work on their term papers. It strikes me that there are significant similarities in... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant TSNE
In a previous post, we learned the basic steps you need to take to plan for a media advocacy campaign, courtesy of PCN’s Tom Louie at the Be the Media! mini-conference in November 2011 at TSNE's NonProfit Center. Now, let’s look at the next step: message... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, nonprofit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → More
Jul 01 2013 | By Kay Snowden
July marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for many nonprofits. If you are one of them, you have just begun working from your new organizational budget. Congratulations! → More
Categories: Financial Management
Apr 23 2013 | By Jonathan Spack
I’m a native Bostonian, born and raised in the city that is now emerging from its greatest modern-day trauma. The streets where the surreal events of mid-April unfolded are familiar territory. I’ve been at the marathon finish line more than once to cheer on... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 15 2013 | by TSNE MissionWorks
In these days of economic turbulence, the pressure is on to collaborate, form strategic alliances and even merge. Sadly, nonprofits either are not afforded the time to evaluate all options possible or to explore in an unhurried and deliberate way the pros and... → More
Feb 13 2013 | by Myrna Greenfield, Principal, Good Egg Marketing
The more people you’re connected to, the more of their connections you will be linked to, and the more people you can potentially influence. But it takes time to keep up with each person in your network. Be sure to evaluate why you want to connect with a... → More

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