News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Feb 13 2014
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Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
TSNE is a small organization with a big mission and an even bigger vision. That means we have to be as smart and strategic as we can about the way we allocate our limited resources. Given the universe of need, our challenge in providing capacity-building... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | by Laura S. Quinn, Founder and Director Idealware
Laura Quinn adapted this article for TSNE from an original piece written with generous financial support from TechSoup. Here she helps to demystify the often misunderstood – and stress-producing – art and science of web analytics. She begins by explaining the... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
I don’t go to a lot of conferences, but when I do, what I like most about the experience is meeting new people and being surprised by new information. More often than not I come away with a couple of new ideas to try or some great new contacts. Sometimes I... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Tyra Sidberry, former Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, TSNE
There seems to be much consternation, replete with hand-wringing and soul searching, about the research findings from the study “Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century,” authored by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director Third Sector New England
Does the prospect of an audit leave you with a feeling of dread? Many non-profit accountants and financial staff dread the audit because it can be such an intrusive and time consuming process, and they may worry about having their work subject to intense... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Jackie Cefola, former Program Manager The NonProfit Center
While the first day of spring officially “sprung” nearly a month ago, those of us in arctic climates such as Boston have only recently started to awaken from our winter hibernation. My many months spent primarily inside led to several distinct physical and... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Mar 03 2013 | By TSNE
TSNE often receives phone calls asking for advice on starting a nonprofit. While this is not an area in which we specialize, there are several excellent resources available that can help you get started and find someone who does. Before you begin this process... → More
Feb 13 2010 | By Deborah Elizabeth Finn, IT Consultant to Nonprofits
Desktops, laptops, websites, e-blasts, Blackberries and the many other tools of information technology have proven to be a godsend for nonprofits, especially small to midsized ones. The use of technology can help level the playing field between a 5-person... → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 01 2009 | By Tyra Sidberry, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, Third Sector New England. Denise Moorehead contributed to this article.
With the global economic crisis, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and tense relations between and among countries from Europe to Asia to the Middle East, Barack Obama – the United States’ first African-American president – is front and center on the world stage... → More