Insights

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

Oct 25 2021 | 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
May 31 2021 | 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 clarifications on the PPP loan application itself. → More
Mar 16 2021 | Lena Weiner, TSNE
The Pandemic and the Nonprofit Sector: The sector at riskThe pandemic has ravaged many sectors, and the nonprofit sector hasn’t been spared. → More
Tags: covid-19
Feb 22 2021 | Nwando Obele, M.P.P., Director of Learning and Evaluation
The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice continue to plague marginalized communities and inflict immeasurable damage. → More
Dec 09 2020 | Nwando Obele, Director, Learning and Evaluation, M.P.P.
Watch our video and download resources about the Learning Lab, our inclusive and equity-focused process for effectively responding to the emerging needs of communities. → 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
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 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
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