INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

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
On March 12, more than 40 non-profit leaders, funders, real estate professionals and government officials gathered in Boston for Innovative Strategies for Nonprofit Workspace,* a day-long briefing on multi-tenant nonprofit centers. Organized by the... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Consultant
A client once described me as a “bulldog with no teeth.” She meant it as a compliment! Along with a colleague, I was working with this client to support her commitment to diversity and inclusion. Yet as intentional as she was, she was also fearful and subtly... → More
Categories: Leadership
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 | By Bonnie McFarlane
When asked what keeps them awake at night, you can be sure that one of the most frequent answers from non-profit executives and senior managers will be short and simple: Money. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director Third Sector New England
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 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 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 Andrea Berry, Fund-raising Consultant
Email is an effective way to communicate with donors, and to raise money without substantially raising your overhead. While it isn’t likely to replace direct mail fundraising in your communications mix, emails allow you to inexpensively provide reasons and... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell, former Director of Programs Third Sector New England
Portions of this piece are taken from an upcoming book focused on leadership in the domestic violence movement. → More
Categories: Leadership

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