Insights

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

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 | 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 Dorie Clark
It makes perfect sense: of course you want to get your organization’s good deeds covered by the press. But for many nonprofit organizations, there is often a detour on the road between goals and reality. Resources are limited, and it can often seem like a... → More
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 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
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, nonprofit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → More
Feb 15 2013 | by TSNE MissionWorks
In these days of economic turbulence, the pressure is on to collaborate, form strategic alliances and even merge. Sadly, nonprofits either are not afforded the time to evaluate all options possible or to explore in an unhurried and deliberate way the pros and... → More
Mar 05 2011 | Lyn Freundlich
The climbing Dow Jones Indices and slow but steady fall in unemployment are signaling an improving economic outlook for the United States.  → More
Categories: Human Resources
Mar 05 2010 | By Deborah Linnell, Zora Radosevich and Jonathan Spack
The guide for successful nonprofit management, written for and by nonprofit leaders. → More
Categories: Leadership
Dec 01 2009 | by Meave G. O’Marah, Founder and Principal, The Owner’s Representative
Key indicators are metrics and ratios that help assess the financial and operational health of your organization.What you measure depends on what your organization does and how it is structured. → More
Categories: Financial Management

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