News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

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 Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
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 non-profit sector. This is despite the sector’s broad presence in every district, its 10... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England
Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., has been putting the finishing touches on a groundbreaking piece of legislation she’s calling the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act. She introduced the bill in mid-June and plans to build a bipartisan coalition around... → More
Feb 13 2014
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
Feb 13 2014
Teach Our Children (TOC) was fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England, and sought to ensure that parents are truly involved with education policy and decision-making and rightfully acknowledged as critical participants in the success of their school... → 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