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.

Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, non-profit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → 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 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 | 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 Ryan Allis and Denise Moorehead
Email marketing has gotten a bad rap because of the dozens of unsolicited emails we all receive daily (hundreds weekly) from spammers. According to a 2003 Michigan State study by Susan Chang and Mariko Morimoto, most people would rather receive junk mail,... → More
Feb 13 2013 | 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
Oct 01 2011 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant Third Sector New England
I recently attended Be the Media V, a conference sponsored by TSNE and the Progressive Communicators Network for the progressive non-profit community. These are some of the points gleaned from the opening panel and workshop leaders during the daylong event. → More
Jan 01 2011 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
When the New England Nonprofit Quarterly, now the Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ), moved to TSNE MissionWorks in 1997, we envisioned the magazine becoming a high-quality regional resource for information on nonprofit trends, cutting-edge issues and best practices.... → More
Apr 30 2010 | 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
Jul 01 2008 | By TSNE MissionWorks
Rebranding Can Help Your Nonprofit Stand Out from the Crowd → More

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