Insights

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

May 05 2015 | By Roberta Rosenberg, M.Ed.
Forty years of experience have given me lots to think about the challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. During my career, I worked for five nonprofits in the fields of developmental disabilities, aging, and domestic violence; negotiated service delivery... → More
Jan 21 2015 | Vu Le
In Seattle, if you’re a person of color and you walk down a dark alley late at night and you feel like you’re being followed, it’s probably someone trying to do some community engagement: “Psst…hey buddy—Go Hawks!—you want to attend a summit? It’s about... → More
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Jan 05 2015 | By Gretchen Upholt, MPA, Consultant Financial Management Associates
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly common “buzzword” in the nonprofit and funder communities. As funder priorities shift towards investing in sustainable organizations, there is increasing need for organizations to refocus their budget development... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Oct 30 2014 | By Trina Jackson, Senior Facilitator, Programs
Trina Jackson, Program Coordinator for the Inclusion Initiative, is visiting Palestine/Israel as part of Interfaith Peace-Builders' 2014 African Heritage Delegation.Trina Jackson is visiting Palestine/Israel as part of Interfaith Peace-Builders' 2014 African Heritage Delegation. → More
Categories: Social Justice
Oct 23 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks Leadership Team
“Leadership, like a piece of cloth, is strongest when its different parts are woven closely together, when there is a seat for everybody at the table.” – Trina Jackson, Leadership Team Member → More
Aug 12 2014 | Lyn Freundlich
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
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
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 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
Following is an interview gleaned from a podcast with Lyn Freundlich, director of administration and human resources at TSNE MissionWorks. TSNE’s Denise Moorehead spoke with Lyn about supervision, what makes a good supervisor, things that supervisors can do... → More
Categories: Human Resources
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

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