Insights

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

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 | Vu Le
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
Aug 12 2014 | Lyn Freundlich
Our nonprofit workforce needs a raise. At TSNE MissionWorks, we have just completed a regional compensation study, Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce — a snapshot of the salaries and benefits of 250 nonprofits from Massachusetts and our surrounding communities.... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
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 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier
In a previous post, we learned the basic steps you need to take to plan for a media advocacy campaign, courtesy of PCN’s Tom Louie at the Be the Media! mini-conference in November 2011 at TSNE's NonProfit Center. Now, let’s look at the next step: message... → 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

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