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.

Oct 23 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks Leadership Team
“Leadership, like a piece of cloth, is strongest when its different parts are woven closely together, when there is a seat for everybody at the table.” – Trina Jackson, Leadership Team Member → More
Oct 03 2014 | By Trina Jackson, Inclusion Initiative Program Coordinator, Third Sector New England
On September 22, I was one of nearly 400,000 people from all over the world who took to the streets of New York City to call for action on climate change and to demand climate justice. → More
Categories: Social Justice
Sep 15 2014 | by Claudette Rowley, MSW & CPCC Metavoice Coaching and Consulting, Metavoice.org
What does trust mean on a team? Clients often describe trust as “being able to rely on someone to treat them well, honestly and fairly” (character) and to do “what they said they were going to do accurately and on time” (competence). In order for this... → More
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Aug 26 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
As I write this, there are many things we don’t know – and may never know with certainty - about the circumstances that led to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. What we do know is that another unarmed black teenager is dead. Shot down by police... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Aug 21 2014 | by Sandy St. Louis, Director of Communications, TSNE MissionWorks
This year we are excited to work with Active Living By Design (ALBD) and its executive director, Sarah Strunk. ALBD recently transitioned out of its university home, where it incubated and grew the program from its inception in 2002. → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Aug 12 2014 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Human Resources and Administration, TSNE MissionWorks
Our nonprofit workforce needs a raise. At TSNE MissionWorks, we have just completed a regional compensation study, Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce – a snapshot of the salaries and benefits of 250 nonprofits from Massachusetts and our surrounding communities.... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Apr 29 2014 | By Jonathan Spack
A potentially revolutionary change in the way the Internal Revenue Service grants public charity status is in the works. Yet despite its far-reaching implications, this dramatic development has to date escaped the notice of most in the sector.  → More
Apr 14 2014 | By Trina Jackson, Inclusion Initiative Program Coordinator, Third Sector New England
According to a recent article in The New York Times, Boston ranked third highest on the list of cities with growing income inequality, behind San Francisco and New York. → More
Apr 14 2014 | By Arthur Prokosch
Online surveys have emerged as an efficient way for nonprofits to gather data from their constituents, donors - and even their peers - entirely through the Web. At their core, these systems include tools for defining and customizing survey questions, and... → More
Apr 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
There is a big emphasis on return on investment (ROI) by foundations right now. It has many nonprofits scrambling to develop methodology and tools for collecting data. → More
Categories: Evaluation

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