Insights

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

Nov 16 2015 | By Anna Spack, Contributor
The Blue Butterfly Collaborative takes a unique approach to children’s educational media and its impact in international development. With the goal of helping media producers in low- and middle-income countries produce, design and distribute high-quality... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Sep 10 2015 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications
The field of software development—and the technology industry in general—is overwhelmingly dominated by men. According to Ada Developers Academy (Ada), 85% of software programmers are male. → More
Categories: Social Justice
Sep 09 2015 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications
“Never quit. And never give up hope,” advises Sheila Denion, Project Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP), in the wake of another landmark ruling to repeal capital punishment, both prospectively in 2012, and now... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Aug 27 2015 | By Lyn Freundlich, Senior Consultant, Human Resources
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase the number of workers eligible to receive overtime pay. The proposal would require a minimum annual salary of $50,400 ($970 a week) for a position to be classified as exempt... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jun 17 2015 | By Hez Norton
TSNE MissionWorks' newly released report Leadership New England: Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector, based on responses from more than 1,200 executive directors and board members from the six New England states, issues a wakeup call for the... → More
Categories: Leadership
May 05 2015 | By Roberta Rosenberg, M.Ed.
Forty years of experience have given me lots to think about the challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. During my career, I worked for five nonprofits in the fields of developmental disabilities, aging, and domestic violence; negotiated service delivery... → More
Jan 21 2015 | by Vu Le, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps.
In Seattle, if you’re a person of color and you walk down a dark alley late at night and you feel like you’re being followed, it’s probably someone trying to do some community engagement: “Psst…hey buddy—Go Hawks!—you want to attend a summit? It’s about... → More
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Jan 05 2015 | By Gretchen Upholt, MPA, Consultant Financial Management Associates
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly common “buzzword” in the nonprofit and funder communities. As funder priorities shift towards investing in sustainable organizations, there is increasing need for organizations to refocus their budget development... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Oct 30 2014 | By Trina Jackson, Senior Facilitator, Programs
Trina Jackson, Program Coordinator for the Inclusion Initiative, is visiting Palestine/Israel as part of Interfaith Peace-Builders' 2014 African Heritage Delegation.Trina Jackson is visiting Palestine/Israel as part of Interfaith Peace-Builders' 2014 African Heritage Delegation. → More
Categories: Social Justice
Oct 23 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks Leadership Team
“Leadership, like a piece of cloth, is strongest when its different parts are woven closely together, when there is a seat for everybody at the table.” – Trina Jackson, Leadership Team Member → More

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