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.

May 01 2017 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Strategic Communications
From LoPresti Park in East Boston to the steps of Beacon Hill, TSNE stood with our colleagues and friends to protest the current administration's divisive deportation and anti-immigrant strategies that have sparked a number of actions in the past 100... → More
Mar 29 2017 | By Ning Jun Yuan, Online Communications Specialist
Asylum and immigrant rights organization presented on current legal landscape, rights, and resources for immigrants and supporters. → More
Mar 02 2017 | By Lee Swislow, Interim Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
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, TSNE MissionWorks
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
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
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
A recent article in a Boston-area weekly newspaper was right on target in stating that operational expertise is critical in running a nonprofit. Operational expertise ensures that board members – and senior staff members – develop strategic direction for the... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In Great Britain there has long existed an active Cabinet-level Office for Civil Society (OCS). By contrast, most members of Congress are scandalously ignorant about the nonprofit sector. This is despite the sector’s broad presence in every district, its 10% ... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
The Commonwealth Seminar is opening the doors of the Massachusetts State House to diverse leaders: community leaders of color and those from immigrant and other underrepresented communities. The TSNE fiscally sponsorship client is preparing the next... → More

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