INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Apr 25 2016 | By Anne Peyton, CPF CFRE and Jenn Hayslett, Yellow Brick Road Consulting
"You had me at hello," a classic line from the movie Jerry Maguire, was in response to an extensive courting process. This wonderful one-liner is ironic for fundraisers – our donors say "HELLO" with their first gift, and yet by the 5th... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Mar 01 2016 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England
A new report finds that the impending shift in nonprofit leadership in New England threatens a sector that already suffers from fundamental structural deficits and a lack of investment. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 10 2016 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, Third Sector New England
Our colleagues at the Building Movement Project worked with exiting and incoming leaders as well as transition consultants nationally—including a group of TSNE’s consultants and executive transition experts—to create this practical report (with tools!) to... → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 09 2016 | By Dr. Anne Litwin, Ph.D., Anne Litwin & Associates
Negative stereotypes about women are everywhere, and when we internalize them, we usually do not realize it. Yet carrying these internalized stereotypes can influence our behaviors toward other women. For that reason, it is important to begin to notice how... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jan 25 2016 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, Third Sector New England
Flu season is back. Flu activity most often peaks in February and can last into May. In New England and across the nation, employers are gearing up for the yearly problems that come with this time of year. The most recent weekly U.S. report from the CDC shows... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Nov 16 2015 | By Anna Spack, Contributor Third Sector New England
The Blue Butterfly Collaborative takes a unique approach to children’s educational media and its impact in international development. With the goal of helping media producers in low- and middle-income countries produce, design and distribute high-quality... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Sep 10 2015 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications, Third Sector New England
The field of software development—and the technology industry in general—is overwhelmingly dominated by men. According to Ada Developers Academy (Ada), 85% of software programmers are male. → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Sep 09 2015 | By Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications, Third Sector New England
“Never quit. And never give up hope,” advises Sheila Denion, Project Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP), in the wake of another landmark ruling to repeal capital punishment, both prospectively in 2012, and now... → More
Aug 27 2015 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, Third Sector New England
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase the number of workers eligible to receive overtime pay. The proposal would require a minimum annual salary of $50,400 ($970 a week) for a position to be classified as exempt... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jun 17 2015 | By Hez Norton, Director of Partnerships and Leadership Initiatives, Third Sector New England
Third Sector New England's newly released report Leadership New England: Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector, based on responses from more than 1,200 executive directors and board members from the six New England states, issues a wakeup call... → More
Categories: Leadership

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