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 Dorie Clark
It makes perfect sense: of course you want to get your organization’s good deeds covered by the press. But for many non-profit organizations, there is often a detour on the road between goals and reality. Resources are limited, and it can often seem like a... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
Several months ago, John Kania and Mark Kramer published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “Collective Impact”, which they define as “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kate Breton, Director Women's Workforce Network
We all want a better work-life balance, but how do you do it exactly? I've mapped it out for you in the 10 simple steps. If you want it to work, you need to put it into practice. It doesn't work unless you do it. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
When I work with organizations, I always pay attention to how problems are talked about. Whenever I hear team members speak about needing to “work smarter” or that they “don’t have enough time,” it raises a question for me. I start looking at whether the team... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Trust isn't mysterious. It is, however, easy to break and takes hard work to rebuild. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director, TSNE MissionWorks
Your new fiscal year may have begun on January 1, or perhaps you’re gearing up to begin next year’s budget planning process. Either way, a sound budget can help you keep your programs on track. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant TSNE
In a previous post, we learned the basic steps you need to take to plan for a media advocacy campaign, courtesy of PCN’s Tom Louie at the Be the Media! mini-conference in November 2011 at TSNE's NonProfit Center. Now, let’s look at the next step: message... → 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, Executive Director Third Sector New England
In a new report titled Structured Leadership, Alternative Models for Distributing Power and Decision-Making in Nonprofit Organizations, the Building Movement Project set out to identify and document examples of non-traditional non-profit leadership structures... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Patricia Duarte, Transition Consultant, TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program
Anyone active in a job search today is engaged in a highly competitive venture! Unfortunately, some candidates – even the most experienced and talented – fall prey to pitfalls that diminish their chances of success. As a transition consultant in TSNE... → More
Categories: Human Resources

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