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 Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director TSNE
In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending time during my work day helping program managers figure out how to spend out grant budgets, and time at home coaxing my daughters to work on their term papers. It strikes me that there are significant similarities in... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant TSNE
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 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 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In a new report titled Structured Leadership, Alternative Models for Distributing Power and Decision-Making in Nonprofit Organizations, the Building Movement Project set out to identify and document examples of non-traditional nonprofit leadership structures... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Aaron Green, President, Professional Staffing Group
Aaron Green’s firm Professional Staffing Group has provided nonprofits with short-term and long-term temporary staff support for more than a dozen years. He advises that as you read the following tips, keep in mind the varied ways that your organization works... → 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 Bob Greene, Consultant
A client once described me as a “bulldog with no teeth.” She meant it as a compliment! Along with a colleague, I was working with this client to support her commitment to diversity and inclusion. Yet as intentional as she was, she was also fearful and subtly... → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. This article discusses how the board’s handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems—and what your board can do to get it right. → More
Categories: Governance
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, MissionWorks
During trying economic times when we have to do more with less, the need for collaboration and productivity is heightened. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Myrna Greenfield, Principal Good Egg Marketing
In the previous article, marketing professional Myrna Greenfield recommended best practices about making connections on LinkedIn. In this final installment of a multipart series, she discusses several ways to keep in touch with and develop these connections. → More

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