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 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 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
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
Feb 13 2013 | By TSNE MissionWorks
In 1990, a group of Boston-area funders established the Diversity Initiative. The program, today called the Inclusion Initiative, provides technical assistance and funding to Greater Boston nonprofits committed to increasing their capacity to meet their... → More
Dec 01 2012 | By Jennetta Hyatt and Joshua Sattely
When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind? A most sacred religious time? A Corporate America-induced spending orgy? A time of joy, reflection, jubilation and comfort? Maybe, indifference or even anxiety? → More
Categories: Human Resources
Oct 13 2012 | By TSNE
Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO), an intermediary organization that supports individuals and organizations that cultivate immigrant leadership in social change organizing, launched its third Grassroots Leadership Institute on October 16, 2012, in... → More
Categories: Leadership

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