News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Your fund-raising plan should be fully aligned with the mission and overall strategic effort of your organization. Fund development consists of more than just asking donors for money; it involves networking, building relationships, researching new funding... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Mar 03 2014 | By Executive Transitions at TSNE
An executive transition is a critical time for a nonprofit. It can bring both uncertainty and opportunity to an agency’s future. As a growing number of baby boomers near retirement in the nonprofit sector, greater attention has been given to executive... → More
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Evaluation is the means to which nonprofits establish accountability to themselves, their clients and the public. Evaluation can be used to measure the impact and cost-effectiveness of an organization’s programs, as well as influence long-term planning, staff... → More
Categories: Evaluation
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Non-profit organizations are not immune to the institutional racism that pervades the larger society within which we exist. However, our sector is developing pathbreaking initiatives to be more reflective of all segments of that society. In so doing, we are ... → More
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