INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

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 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
Jul 01 2010 | 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
May 13 2010 | 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
Jan 01 2010 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive DirectorThird Sector New England
Whether you consider yourself a techno-geek or a computerphobe, Net Neutrality is something you ought to care about as a non-profit leader. The basic principle of Network Neutrality is that Internet Service Providers (ISPs), such as Comcast or AT&T,... → More
Jan 01 2008 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive DirectorThird Sector New England
In an election year, Does your nonprofit have to stay on the sidelines? → More
Dec 01 2006 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive DirectorThird Sector New England
For many non-profit organizations, the weeks leading up to the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa – the season of giving – provide the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for our program work and general operations. After the long, dry summer... → More
Jan 01 2005 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England
A few weeks before the 2005 Nonprofit Workout conference, I was contacted by a representative of the hotel workers union, UNITE HERE, asking that we move our conference from the Hyatt Regency Cambridge to another venue. It was then that I first learned about... → More

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