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.

Apr 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
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
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In the ED Forum, TSNE’s Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Spack reflects on issues facing nonprofit organizations. He invites your ideas and insights in response to his columns. This month’s column highlights the NonProfit Center's decade of success in... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
Fiscal Sponsorship at TSNE MissionWorks can be a bridge or a long-term partner in your nonprofit venture. → More
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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, TSNE MissionWorks
As TSNE MissionWorks 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 capacity... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Laura S. Quinn, Executive Director Idealware
If you post a message on Twitter and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a noise? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
What exactly is organizational development consulting? It’s easier to describe OD in action than provide a concise definition. As an OD consultant, I help identify and address the root causes of problems and assist an organization’s leaders, staff, board... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, TSNE MissionWorks
I was thrilled to see the compensation report recently released by RoadMap, DataCenter and the National Organizers Network: The Wages of Peace and Justice: National Compensation Survey of Social Justice Organizations 2012. For the first time ever, I saw... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz, Principal StraightTalk
My good buddy Gian Brosco recently took the helm of the Nevada Community Foundation. The first thing he did was get out of the office to learn about the issues in greater Las Vegas. → More

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