News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Jan 12 2017 | Josh Sattely, Esq., Third Sector New England
Josh Sattely, Esq., Third Sector New EnglandHow can the philanthropic sector best identify and support promising new initiatives? → More
Dec 16 2016 | By Hez Norton, Third Sector New England
Succession planning brings to mind a leadership transition. Yes, it is true that people leave organizations, BUT succession planning is not solely about leadership transitions. → More
Apr 17 2015
Third Sector New England's Emerging Consultants Training will engage a diverse learning community of social change leaders who are interested in increasing their understanding of organizational development and building consulting skills to support... → More
Oct 23 2014 | By Third Sector New England 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
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Nonprofits engage their staff and other stakeholders in strategic planning in order to evaluate the current state of the organization, implement any needed changes and adequately plan for the future. This process often involves an articulation of values and... → More
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Organizational development helps a nonprofit increase its long-term health and performance by building the capacity of and supporting the people who make up the organization. The process usually begins with an organizational assessment; quantitative and... → More
Mar 03 2014 | By Executive Transitions at TSNE
An executive transition is a critical time for a nonprofit. It can bring both uncertainty and opportunity to an agency’s future. As a growing number of baby boomers near retirement in the nonprofit sector, greater attention has been given to executive... → More
Feb 27 2014
Interim executive directors (interim EDs for short) are usually thought of as “those folks who hold down the fort” at nonprofits when boards expect a long gap between executives. → More
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
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
Denial gets a bad rap. It’s actually a highly functional strategy for dealing effectively with many kinds of challenging professional and personal situations. → More