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 27 2014
Interim executive directors (interim EDs for short) are usually thought of as “those folks who hold down the fort” at nonprofits when boards expect a long gap between executives. → More
Feb 27 2014 | By Heather Harker and Hez Norton
TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program managers Heather Harker and Hez Norton tell you what to expect when your executive director says she or he is leaving. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 26 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs Third Sector New England
All too often we find ourselves running in a rat race of "making a difference" whether that be saving the rainforests of Borneo or working to end modern day slavery or to end the environmentally injust practices that plague inner city children with... → More
Feb 25 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, Third Sector New England
As Third Sector New England embarks on a deeper reflection upon what it means to shift power and influence in our society – our ultimate goal – we must also wrestle with the unique role and potential of capacity builders within that context. Given that... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt, Human Resources Manager for Fiscal Sponsorship and Recruitment Third Sector New England
Some non-profit organizations have an official dress code policy, while others do not. And even if your nonprofit has such a policy, there may still be room for interpretation. So, when you begin a new job with an organization, you will want to review and... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Andrea Berry
As nonprofits look for new ways to raise money in the digital age, email fundraising is beginning to stand out as a compelling option. Many of the larger and nationally active nonprofits already use this approach to save money and reach broader constituencies... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell, former Director of Programs Third Sector New England
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. This article discusses how the board’s handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems—and what your board can do to get it right. → More
Categories: Governance
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
All the talk in the presidential campaign about “spreading the wealth” and allegedly socialist tax policies got me thinking about the dramatic erosion of the American social compact over the past 30 years, and the impact of that attitudinal shift. The basic... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Deborah Elizabeth Finn, IT Consultant to Nonprofits
I do a lot of research on the effectiveness of online marketing to donors and others through relationship building for non-profit organizations – mostly by sitting around thinking about my own experiences as a reader of email. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Tyra Sidberry, former Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, TSNE
TSNE’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is a unique resource for nonprofits working to create inclusive organizational cultures that support equal opportunity and access to power and influence. → More

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