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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
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 Peter Flynn Silmaril Consultants
Organizational websites are viewed thousands or millions of times a day by customers, competitors and people searching for stuff, but rarely by those who own, run or work for the organization. Business, government and institutional websites are a frequent... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Steve Delgado, Arial Software and Denise Moorehead, TSNE MissionWorks
As a nonprofit professional, you appreciate the fact that email campaigns are an affordable and effective way to reach as many clients, donors, members and media as possible. So you’ve made the jump to a timesaving, more efficient email-sending program. But... → 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 Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant, Third Sector New England
Effective media advocacy campaigns start with an advocacy plan. A roadmap for creating this plan was provided by the Progressive Communicators Network’s Tom Louie to attendees at the Be the Media! mini-conference on November 30, 2011. According to Louie,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | Adapted from an article by Diane Boudreau by Denise Moorehead
Don’t let your nonprofit’s message get lost in the daily flood of information. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Dorie Clark
It makes perfect sense: of course you want to get your organization’s good deeds covered by the press. But for many nonprofit organizations, there is often a detour on the road between goals and reality. Resources are limited, and it can often seem like a... → 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
Oct 01 2011 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant Third Sector New England
I recently attended Be the Media V, a conference sponsored by TSNE and the Progressive Communicators Network for the progressive nonprofit community. These are some of the points gleaned from the opening panel and workshop leaders during the daylong event. → More
Apr 30 2010 | By Nancy Jackson, Principal Consultant and Owner, Gammy Bird Consulting
I need to laugh more. I mean really laugh. It feels so darn good and must trigger something in the brain. Even little smiles are good. I was in a gardening center today and saw a sign that read, “Unattended children will be given an espresso and free puppy.”... → More

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