INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

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 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 Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, Third Sector New England
You may remember that a couple of months back I shared a letter with you written by Third Sector New England to our pension program provider TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association). The letter, endorsed by the members of our board of directors... → More
Categories: Social Justice

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