News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Feb 13 2014
Dean Allemang, chief scientist at TopQuadrant, Inc., shares some tips on providing newsfeeds for knowledge dissemination on the Web. → More
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 Tyra Sidberry, former Grant Program Director Third Sector New England
In 2008, TSNE began the search for an online tool for accepting grant applications. The process led us to Foundant Technologies, whose Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) makes it easy to receive and evaluate online applications, record decisions and measure... → More
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
Feb 13 2014
Podcasting, the word alone sounds both exotic and technical, and just thinking about the how-to’s of podcasting can make the average non-technical professional break out in a sweat. For some of us in the non-profit sector, there is the added skepticism about... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Andrea Berry
As nonprofits look for new ways to raise money in the digital age, email fundraising is beginning to stand out as a compelling option. Many of the larger and nationally active nonprofits already use this approach to save money and reach broader constituencies... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Myrna Greenfield, Principal Good Egg Marketing
The more people you’re connected to, the more of their connections you will be linked to, and the more people you can potentially influence. But it takes time to keep up with each person in your network. Be sure to evaluate why you want to connect with a... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Nancy Jackson, Principal Consultant and Owner Gammy Bird Consulting
I need to laugh more. I mean really laugh. It feels so darn good and must trigger something in the brain. Even little smiles are good. I was in a gardening center today and saw a sign that read, “Unattended children will be given an espresso and free puppy.”... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
When the New England Nonprofit Quarterly, now the Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ), moved to Third Sector New England in 1997, we envisioned the magazine becoming a high-quality regional resource for information on nonprofit trends, cutting-edge issues and best... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Lance Trebesch, Taylor Robinson and Denise Moorehead
This installment in the occasional series Top the Web Search Lists helps you plan and develop a sound link recruitment campaign that can help your nonprofit rank high in Web search results. This process builds on the search engine optimization strategies... → More