INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Mar 02 2017 | By Lee Swislow, Interim Chief Executive Officer, TSNE
Nonprofit Political ActivismSadly, there is much to be afraid of as we see the policies of the new administration roll out. Immigrants, Muslims, transgender youth have all seen attacks, and this is only the beginning of how the new administration’s policies are impacting people in our... → More
Sep 14 2016 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
Patience and resolve are at the heart of David Stroh’s model in his new book Systems Thinking for Social Change. → More
Jul 12 2016 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer
The persistent complaint from the philanthropic community that there are "too many nonprofits" has become so commonplace in recent months that it’s become something of a cliché within our sector. And like many clichés, this one has a deceptively... → More
May 03 2016 | By Active Living By Design
Discover this fresh new model of community-driven change for creating healthy communities. → More
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Apr 29 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
A potentially revolutionary change in the way the Internal Revenue Service grants public charity status is in the works. Yet despite its far-reaching implications, this dramatic development has to date escaped the notice of most in the sector.  → More
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Nonprofits become involved in public policy and advocacy as a means to impact legislation and generate awareness and support of their missions. Advocacy can take on many forms, including rallies, protests, lobbying with legislatures, media campaigns and more... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Karen Jeffreys Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
The strength of the 1070 Main Street affordable housing and homeless prevention collaboration is best exemplified in its recent joint efforts to save the Neighborhood Opportunities Program, or NOP. NOP is Rhode Island's most critical program for ending... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
In an election year, Does your nonprofit have to stay on the sidelines? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
All the talk in the presidential campaign about “spreading the wealth” and allegedly socialist tax policies got me thinking about the dramatic erosion of the American social compact over the past 30 years, and the impact of that attitudinal shift. The basic... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
On October 26, 2005, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1461, the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act. According to the Congressional Budget Office the purpose of the bill is to “establish a single regulator -- the Federal Housing Finance Agency -- for... → More

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