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What we’re thinking and learning about right now and the news and issues that matter to nonprofits.

May 12 2020 | TSNE's Consulting Team
We are all grappling with the challenges that COVID-19 has brought in different ways — drawing on different resources, perspectives, and values to make the choices that feel right for our organizations. TSNE spoke with three leaders from across the nonprofit... → More
Tags: covid19
Apr 29 2020 | Nwando Obele
Despite our changing and uncertain reality, it is essential that we remain committed to deepening our learning capacities. → More
Apr 28 2020 | Lilo Altali
Moments of crisis are perfect for design-thinking. Here are three techniques TSNE has used in its Learning Lab that you can use to respond to moments of crisis. → More
Feb 18 2020 | Nwando Obele and Cate Reynolds
Throughout TSNE’s journey to become a learning organization, we have consistently strived to center equity at the core of our work. As TSNE continues this forever journey, we’ll share how we have worked to imbue equity throughout our learning and evaluation... → More
Jan 21 2020 | Nwando Obele
© Can Stock Photo / lembergvectorRecent political, social, and economic shifts have created tremendous waves of uncertainty that threaten to engulf some nonprofits. During these precarious times, nonprofits must continue to develop and strengthen their organizational learning capacities. → More
Dec 16 2019 | Lilo Altali
Learning BoardIn November of 2018, TSNE launched the Learning Lab, a two-year strategic initiative that will inform our social impact investment strategies. The Lab is exploring how we can better understand the capacity-building needs of under-resourced nonprofits... → More
Jul 15 2019 | Cate Reynolds
The Learning ConferenceTSNE’s Learning and Evaluation department attended the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) 2019 Learning Conference in Seattle, Washington in May. GEO brings grantmakers together to share and inspire more effective grantmaking practices to build... → More
Feb 15 2019 | Lilo Altali
“How can we better understand the capacity-building needs of under-resourced nonprofits promoting social good?” That is the question that TSNE MissionWorks is asking in order to inform our social impact investment strategy. To answer this question, we... → More
Jan 01 2019 | TSNE MissionWorks
There is a big emphasis on return on investment (ROI) by foundations right now. It has many nonprofits scrambling to develop methodology and tools for collecting data. → More
Jun 14 2018 | TSNE MissionWorks
Evaluation is important!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

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