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.

Sep 15 2014 | by Claudette Rowley, MSW & CPCC Metavoice Coaching and Consulting, Metavoice.org
What does trust mean on a team? Clients often describe trust as “being able to rely on someone to treat them well, honestly and fairly” (character) and to do “what they said they were going to do accurately and on time” (competence). In order for this... → More
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Aug 21 2014 | by Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications, TSNE MissionWorks
This year we are excited to work with Active Living By Design (ALBD) and its executive director, Sarah Strunk. ALBD recently transitioned out of its university home, where it incubated and grew the program from its inception in 2002. → More
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Aug 12 2014 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Human Resources and Administration, TSNE MissionWorks
Our nonprofit workforce needs a raise. At TSNE MissionWorks, we have just completed a regional compensation study, Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce – a snapshot of the salaries and benefits of 250 nonprofits from Massachusetts and our surrounding communities.... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Apr 29 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
A potentially revolutionary change in the way the Internal Revenue Service grants public charity status is in the works. Yet despite its far-reaching implications, this dramatic development has to date escaped the notice of most in the sector.  → More
Apr 14 2014 | By Trina Jackson, Inclusion Initiative Program Coordinator, Third Sector New England
According to a recent article in The New York Times, Boston ranked third highest on the list of cities with growing income inequality, behind San Francisco and New York. → More
Apr 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
There is a big emphasis on return on investment (ROI) by foundations right now. It has many nonprofits scrambling to develop methodology and tools for collecting data. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In the ED Forum, TSNE’s Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Spack reflects on issues facing nonprofit organizations. He invites your ideas and insights in response to his columns. This month’s column highlights the NonProfit Center's decade of success in... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Feb 28 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
Fiscal sponsorship at TSNE MissionWorks can be a bridge or a long-term partner in your nonprofit venture. → More
Feb 27 2014 | By Heather Harker and Hez Norton
TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program managers Heather Harker and Hez Norton tell you what to expect when your executive director says she or he is leaving. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 26 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs Third Sector New England
All too often we find ourselves running in a rat race of "making a difference" whether that be saving the rainforests of Borneo or working to end modern day slavery or to end the environmentally injust practices that plague inner city children with... → More

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