INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

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 Steve Delgado, Arial Software and Denise Moorehead, Third Sector New England
As a non-profit professional, you appreciate the fact that email campaigns are an affordable and effective way to reach as many clients, donors, members and media as possible. So you’ve made the jump to a timesaving, more efficient email-sending program. But... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
In Good to Great, Jim Collins’s seminal work detailing the ingredients for sustained business success, “getting the right people on the bus” is an essential element in the equation. My focus here will be on another ingredient in Collins’s formula for... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
Dean Allemang, chief scientist at TopQuadrant, Inc., demystifies newsfeed technologies and describes what unique value they provide in the information landscape of the Web. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Virginia Vaughan, Third Sector New England
Like many Americans seeing Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pummel the Gulf Coast last fall, I wanted to do more than just watch the news and say “That’s really awful.” The initial human impulse is to want to help, preferably as directly and immediately as... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
So what is fiscal sponsorship, anyway? I consider fiscal sponsors to be vital to the process of civic engagement and catalysts for the continuous renewal of the non-profit sector. By providing a mechanism which enables groups to organize around societal... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | By Josh Sattely, Compliance and Legal Affairs Specialist Third Sector New England
Fiscal sponsors have traditionally been viewed as incubators of nonprofits, providing support to fledgling initiatives until they are ready to spread their wings as stand-alone, 501(c)(3) organizations. Although this is sometimes the case, research indicates... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | By Nancy Jackson, Principal Consultant and Owner Gammy Bird Consulting
I need to laugh more. I mean really laugh. It feels so darn good and must trigger something in the brain. Even little smiles are good. I was in a gardening center today and saw a sign that read, “Unattended children will be given an espresso and free puppy.”... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Jackie Cefola, former Program Manager The NonProfit Center
The NonProfit Center, developed by Third Sector New England as a “green” building and home to many of Boston’s progressive social change non-profit organizations, has been awarded certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™)... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | by Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources Third Sector New England
Lyn shares what to consider when you are hiring an independent contractor (consultant) vs. an employee. → More
Categories: Human Resources

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