Insights

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

Feb 13 2014 | By Lori Tsuruda, President, Directors of Volunteer Administration and Founder & Executive Director of People Making a Difference
Assessing volunteer needs and developing position descriptions are a necessity, not a luxury. In my workshops on volunteer recruitment, I often hear nonprofit leaders say, It was nice to dedicate time to think about our volunteer needs strategically. Although... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
On a bitter cold morning in 1981, a priest at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hartford found a homeless man frozen to death near the church steps. Vowing that such a tragedy would never happen again, parish priests opened the basement of the church to... → 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 Jackie Cefola
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 TSNE MissionWorks
The Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO) was founded in 2000 as a result of an assessment by a group of longtime immigrant rights advocates. The organizers identified the multiple barriers immigrant communities face in their efforts to organize for... → More
Categories: Social Justice
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
The NonProfit Center, developed by TSNE MissionWorks as a “green” building and home to many of Boston’s progressive social change nonprofit organizations, has been awarded certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Commercial... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt
In this article, Jennetta Hyatt interviews staff of Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence about working in the nonprofit sector. Safe Havens is fiscally sponsored by TSNE. Staff members of Fiscal Sponsorship projects are legal employees... → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
According to the February 2009 Newsday article “Layoffs Take a Toll, Even on Survivors”, not only do laid-off employees suffer from staff reductions, but survivors suffer as well. The conclusion: “Layoffs clearly have emotional and practical consequences for... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Ross Peizer, Contributing Writer
Do you automatically rule out green printing for your nonprofit organization because you think it is too expensive? If you said yes, then read on and learn how you can make green printing as affordable for your nonprofit as it is beneficial for our... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture

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