News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
There are many reasons why a non-profit organization might consider a merger. The most important factor that you should consider when contemplating a merger is whether or not your nonprofit’s mission will be better accomplished through this change. Throughout... → More
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive OfficerThird Sector New England
In the ED Forum, TSNE’s Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Spack reflects on issues facing non-profit organizations. He invites your ideas and insights in response to his columns. This month’s column highlights the NonProfit Center's decade of success in... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Feb 28 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England
Fiscal Sponsorship at Third Sector New England can be a bridge or a long-term partner in your nonprofit venture. → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 27 2014
Interim executive directors (interim EDs for short) are usually thought of as “those folks who hold down the fort” at nonprofits when boards expect a long gap between executives. → More
Feb 27 2014 | By Heather Harker and Hez Norton
TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program managers Heather Harker and Hez Norton tell you what to expect when your executive director says she or he is leaving. → More
Categories: Leadership
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 26 2014 | By Judy Freiwirth, Psy.D.
The following is an abbreviated version of a recently published feature article in the latest edition of The Nonprofit Quarterly (Spring 2011). The full version describes several case studies, a fuller description of the Community-Engagement Governance™... → More
Categories: Governance
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 Tyra Sidberry, former Grant Program Director Third Sector New England
In 2008, TSNE began the search for an online tool for accepting grant applications. The process led us to Foundant Technologies, whose Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) makes it easy to receive and evaluate online applications, record decisions and measure... → More