Insights

What we’re thinking and learning about right now, news that matters to nonprofits, and events and happenings in and around TSNE MissionWorks and the NonProfit Center.

Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
There is a relative newcomer to the green movement, a newcomer which is quietly, yet powerfully, raising awareness in urban neighborhoods across the United States of the benefits of green living. Increasingly, non-profit organizations are taking the lead in... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
Some non-profit organizations experience frequent and, sometimes, debilitating conflict. Although individual disputes may draw a lot of attention, the overall pattern of conflict rarely does. So over the years, a culture of conflict and melodrama emerges. The... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
As part of a long-anticipated expansion of TSNE’s Consulting Program, Bob Greene has been hired as the program’s senior consultant. Each month he writes about topics related to his specialty of organizational development and other areas in which TSNE offers... → More
Categories: Human Resources
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 Daniel F. Bassill, President Tutor/Mentor Connection
Looking for Cross City, Cross State, Collaboration? Websites that aggregate knowledge support the efforts of thousands of others who are looking to apply this type of knowledge in program improvement, problem solving and innovation. This is the role of Tutor/... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
Denial gets a bad rap. It’s actually a highly functional strategy for dealing effectively with many kinds of challenging professional and personal situations. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Gena Bean
Lift your shoulders up to your ears. Yes, right now - not later - squeeze your shoulders up towards your ears. You can hold in your breath during the squeeze if you want. And then let the shoulders drop suddenly - releasing the breath as well. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
Following is an interview gleaned from a podcast with Lyn Freundlich, director of administration and human resources at Third Sector New England. TSNE’s Denise Moorehead spoke with Lyn about supervision, what makes a good supervisor, things that supervisors... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt, former Human Resources Manager for Fiscal Sponsorship and Recruitment Third Sector New England
In this article, Jennetta Hyatt interviews staff of Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence about working in the non-profit sector. Safe Havens is fiscally sponsored by TSNE. Staff members of Fiscal Sponsorship projects are legal... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | By Hyoun Park Aberdeen Group
Hyoun Park, research editor at Aberdeen Group, shares research and advice on ways non-profit organizations can use videoconferencing to save time and money, especially in these challenging times. → More

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