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
Interim executive directors (interim EDs for short) are usually thought of as “those folks who hold down the fort” at nonprofits when boards expect a long gap between executives. → More
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 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 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 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 | Adapted from an article by Diane Boudreau by Denise Moorehead
Don’t let your nonprofit’s message get lost in the daily flood of information. → More

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