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 Bob Greene
As part of a long-anticipated expansion of TSNE’s Consulting Program, Bob Greene has been hired as the program’s senior consultant. Each month he writes about topics related to his specialty of organizational development and other areas in which TSNE offers... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
Building green provides benefits to the health and safety of occupants, the community and the environment. These include: → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Steve Delgado, Arial Software and Denise Moorehead, TSNE MissionWorks
As a nonprofit professional, you appreciate the fact that email campaigns are an affordable and effective way to reach as many clients, donors, members and media as possible. So you’ve made the jump to a timesaving, more efficient email-sending program. But... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by TSNE MissionWorks
When Tracy Hewitt founded Resource Generation in 1998 to help wealthy young people reach out to the disadvantaged and promote social justice, she realized that her new group lacked the administrative capacity to support its programmatic efforts. So she... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
On March 12, more than 40 nonprofit leaders, funders, real estate professionals and government officials gathered in Boston for Innovative Strategies for Nonprofit Workspace,* a day-long briefing on multi-tenant nonprofit centers. Organized by the... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
From the Nonprofit Quarterly to the Foundation Center to TSNE MissionWorks' Organizational Transitions Program, well-executed nonprofit collaboration has been shown to maximize resources, enhance visibility and even increase revenue for the organizations... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier
How do you frame your nonprofit’s message to the media in a way that will get your organization coverage that focuses on the heart of an issue – not on “side” topics that stir unwarranted controversy? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Gena Bean
Lift your shoulders up to your ears. Yes, right now - not later - squeeze your shoulders up towards your ears. You can hold in your breath during the squeeze if you want. And then let the shoulders drop suddenly - releasing the breath as well. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Josh Sattely, Director, Legal Affairs
Fiscal sponsors have traditionally been viewed as incubators of nonprofits, providing support to fledgling initiatives until they are ready to spread their wings as stand-alone, 501(c)(3) organizations. Although this is sometimes the case, research indicates... → 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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