Powering Change: Third Sector New England's 2015 Annual Report
Third Sector New England is an nonprofit organization providing management and leadership resources and capacity-building programs designed to help our fellow nonprofits focus on their core missions. From very community- and faith-based groups who work toward equality and justice in their neighborhoods to large, established institutions seeking new leaders to guide them to next level, TSNE is a partner to organizations that share our values and our commitment to building a thriving nonprofit sector. Partnership takes on many meanings at TSNE. It is in the way we approach our practice and how we work with our constituents as a consultant, co-learner, adviser, facilitator, trainer, researcher, convener and grantmaker working to create positive social change.
Third Sector New England was honored to partner with more than 500 social change nonprofits this year—and to help them build their programs, expand their leadership capacity, learn new skills and collaborate. This report marks the last with our long-time CEO, Jonathan Spack at the helm. Jonathan will be stepping down in December 2016 after 34 years of service to Third Sector New England. In his CEO letter, Jonathan notes “TSNE’s new leader will inherit a strong, healthy organization, infused with a culture of learning and innovation and ready to embark on a new phase of growth. I’m proud of what TSNE has accomplished during my tenure and of the impact we’ve had on the nonprofit sector locally and nationally. We helped to create some key pieces of our sector’s infrastructure, including the Nonprofit Centers Network, the Nonprofit Quarterly, the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network; we developed Boston’s NonProfit Center and have become the leading provider of executive transition services for New England nonprofits. We’ve also been an innovative grantmaker and program developer and have contributed important research on leadership, management and compensation. None of this, of course, could have happened without the collective efforts of talented staff, a supportive board and great partners. I am immensely grateful and extremely fortunate to have worked with such a fantastic group of colleagues.”