Insights

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

Apr 27 2020 | TSNE
In partnership with the Boston Foundation and the Hyams Foundation, TSNE is offering technical assistance to nonprofits seeking funds through the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program. → More
Apr 23 2020 | TSNE
This page provides an overview of the CARES Act loans available to nonprofits, a step-by-step guide to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, and some clarifications on the PPP loan application itself. → More
Dec 10 2019 | TSNE
Nonprofit professional development workshopsStart 2020 off with these nonprofit professional development workshops on organizational development, grant writing, and fundraising. → More
Sep 20 2019 | Jenn Hayslett and Anne Peyton, CPF CFRE
"You had me at hello," a classic line from the movie Jerry Maguire, was in response to an extensive courting process. This wonderful one-liner is ironic for fundraisers — our donors say "HELLO" with their first gift, and yet by the 5th... → More
Jul 26 2019 | TSNE MissionWorks
Fund development is the ongoing strategic positioning of an organization to sustain and grow its resources by building relationships with those who understand and care about the organization’s relevance to the community. Building these relationships requires... → More
Jul 15 2019 | Jessica Wilson
Grant ProposalJessica Wilson, a development professional with fifteen years of experience, shares how to start identifying the appropriate grants, best practices for a winning proposal, and tips for after you receive your award letter. Wilson started her career helping... → More
Apr 12 2018 | Sandy St. Louis
Fundraising succeeds on knowing our donors well. → More
Mar 29 2017 | Trina Jackson
Inclusion Initiative grantees among grassroots organizations working to create new possibilities that uplift communities and transform our economy! → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Charlotte Dion, Foundation Center
Foundation support is critical to the work of the nonprofit community. But the pathway for pursuing foundation support for your nonprofit organization can seem more like the winding passageways in a maze than a clear cut trajectory. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Andrea Berry, Fund-raising Consultant
Email is an effective way to communicate with donors, and to raise money without substantially raising your overhead. While it isn’t likely to replace direct mail fundraising in your communications mix, emails allow you to inexpensively provide reasons and... → More