INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Feb 13 2014 | by Meave G. O’Marah, Founder and Principal The Owner’s Representative
Key indicators are metrics and ratios that help assess the financial and operational health of your organization.What you measure depends on what your organization does and how it is structured. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014
On a bitter cold morning in 1981, a priest at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hartford found a homeless man frozen to death near the church steps. Vowing that such a tragedy would never happen again, parish priests opened the basement of the church to... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Ross Peizer, Third Sector New England
As the body of this article was being posted, Peizer attended a forum in which journalists discussed how “disaster fatigue” is causing Americans to turn off to news about New Orleans and disasters in general. This started a conversation among a small group of... → More
Categories: Social Justice
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
Feb 13 2014 | by Peter Flynn Silmaril Consultants
Organizational websites are viewed thousands or millions of times a day by customers, competitors and people searching for stuff, but rarely by those who own, run or work for the organization. Business, government and institutional websites are a frequent... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
I’m a native Bostonian, born and raised in the city that is now emerging from its greatest modern-day trauma. The streets where the surreal events of mid-April unfolded are familiar territory. I’ve been at the marathon finish line more than once to cheer on... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt
Like many of you, this time of the year can get me a bit “bummed out.” For me, it signifies the end of the summer and all of the accompanying fair weather activities - not to mention delicious summer food. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Susan Labandibar, Founder and CEO Tech Networks of Boston
An old New England saying goes: Use it up, wear it out, make it do.... or do without! → 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

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