INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

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
Feb 13 2014 | 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
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer Third Sector New England
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, Executive Director Third 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
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third 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
Feb 13 2014
The 2010 U.S. Census forms arrived in mailboxes across the United States in March. And it is critical that non-profit organizations and leaders encourage their constituents and clients to fill them out and mail them back as soon as possible. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Mike Prokosch, Coordinator New Priorities Network
In this timely piece, Mike Prokosch explains what the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to accomplish and what the status quo means to our non-profit organizations and the nation. → 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

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