INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Feb 26 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs Third Sector New England
All too often we find ourselves running in a rat race of "making a difference" whether that be saving the rainforests of Borneo or working to end modern day slavery or to end the environmentally injust practices that plague inner city children with... → More
Feb 26 2014
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) are the 2 federal agencies that are charged with determining whether you are correctly classifying your workers as employees or independent contractors. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 25 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, Third Sector New England
As Third Sector New England embarks on a deeper reflection upon what it means to shift power and influence in our society – our ultimate goal – we must also wrestle with the unique role and potential of capacity builders within that context. Given that... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director TSNE
In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending time during my work day helping program managers figure out how to spend out grant budgets, and time at home coaxing my daughters to work on their term papers. It strikes me that there are significant similarities in... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Tyra Sidberry, former Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, TSNE
TSNE’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is a unique resource for nonprofits working to create inclusive organizational cultures that support equal opportunity and access to power and influence. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, non-profit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Patricia Duarte, Transition Consultant TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program
Anyone active in a job search today is engaged in a highly competitive venture! Unfortunately, some candidates – even the most experienced and talented – fall prey to pitfalls that diminish their chances of success. As a transition consultant in Third Sector... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell, former Director of Programs Third Sector New England
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. This article discusses how the board’s handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems—and what your board can do to get it right. → More
Categories: Governance
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Try this simple trick. Often it is the simple work of art that we find the most beautiful. Skilled non-profit group and team leaders use (apparently) simple techniques to promote high levels of engagement. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England
Before getting serious about developing a multi-tenant facility, it’s important to determine if your group or organization has the internal capacity to take on such a complex and time-consuming project. The first question to ask, though, should be: Will this... → More
Categories: Social Justice

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