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 27 2014 | By Heather Harker and Hez Norton
TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program managers Heather Harker and Hez Norton tell you what to expect when your executive director says she or he is leaving. → More
Categories: Leadership
Feb 26 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs Third Sector New England
All too often we find ourselves running in a rat race of "making a difference" whether that be saving the rainforests of Borneo or working to end modern day slavery or to end the environmentally injust practices that plague inner city children with... → More
Feb 25 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, Third Sector New England
As Third Sector New England embarks on a deeper reflection upon what it means to shift power and influence in our society – our ultimate goal – we must also wrestle with the unique role and potential of capacity builders within that context. Given that... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Moving forward during this challenging economic time requires everyone to step up and work effectively. This is when we most need everyone to pull together as a team. → 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 Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director TSNE
In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending time during my work day helping program managers figure out how to spend out grant budgets, and time at home coaxing my daughters to work on their term papers. It strikes me that there are significant similarities in... → 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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