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.

Feb 13 2014 | By Bonnie McFarlane
When asked what keeps them awake at night, you can be sure that one of the most frequent answers from nonprofit executives and senior managers will be short and simple: Money. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014
I was recently the high bidder on dinner for two on a nonprofit online auction. Thanks to the auction, I discovered a restaurant I would never had tried otherwise, and just as important, I was able to donate to a cause near and dear to my heart while not... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Ryan Allis and Denise Moorehead
Email marketing has gotten a bad rap because of the dozens of unsolicited emails we all receive daily (hundreds weekly) from spammers. According to a 2003 Michigan State study by Susan Chang and Mariko Morimoto, most people would rather receive junk mail,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Hyoun Park Aberdeen Group
Hyoun Park, research editor at Aberdeen Group, shares research and advice on ways nonprofit organizations can use videoconferencing to save time and money, especially in these challenging times. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt
Like many of you, this time of the year can get me a bit “bummed out.” For me, it signifies the end of the summer and all of the accompanying fair weather activities - not to mention delicious summer food. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jackie Cefola, Program Manager, the NonProfit Center
There are over 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States, and the majority operate with budgets under $100,000. These are very lean and efficient operations under stress due to increasing demand for services and continuing financial volatility. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
Portions of this piece are taken from an upcoming book focused on leadership in the domestic violence movement. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 13 2014
On February 27, 2008, TSNE hosted the fund-raising training, “Cultivating Your Organization’s Donor Base,” presented by leading fund development consultant Kristi Scarpone. Also sharing fund-raising tips in the filled-to-capacity workshop was Lou Pollock,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell, former Director of Programs, TSNE MissionWorks
One of the many insights gleaned from TSNE MissionWorks' Capacity Building Fund (CBF) is just how vital building relationships and developing trust are to successful cross-organizational work within and across nonprofits. Begun in 2004, CBF provides... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Deborah Elizabeth Finn, IT Consultant to Nonprofits
I do a lot of research on the effectiveness of online marketing to donors and others through relationship building for nonprofit organizations – mostly by sitting around thinking about my own experiences as a reader of email. → More

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