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 Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
Before getting serious about developing a multi-tenant facility, it’s important to determine if your group or organization has the internal capacity to take on such a complex and time-consuming project. The first question to ask, though, should be: Will this... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Ryan Allis and Denise Moorehead
Email marketing has gotten a bad rap because of the dozens of unsolicited emails we all receive daily (hundreds weekly) from spammers. According to a 2003 Michigan State study by Susan Chang and Mariko Morimoto, most people would rather receive junk mail,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt
Like many of you, this time of the year can get me a bit “bummed out.” For me, it signifies the end of the summer and all of the accompanying fair weather activities - not to mention delicious summer food. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Jennetta Hyatt, Human Resources Manager for Fiscal Sponsorship and Recruitment Third Sector New England
Some non-profit organizations have an official dress code policy, while others do not. And even if your nonprofit has such a policy, there may still be room for interpretation. So, when you begin a new job with an organization, you will want to review and... → 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 Andrea Berry
As nonprofits look for new ways to raise money in the digital age, email fundraising is beginning to stand out as a compelling option. Many of the larger and nationally active nonprofits already use this approach to save money and reach broader constituencies... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
All the talk in the presidential campaign about “spreading the wealth” and allegedly socialist tax policies got me thinking about the dramatic erosion of the American social compact over the past 30 years, and the impact of that attitudinal shift. The basic... → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Deborah Elizabeth Finn, IT Consultant to Nonprofits
I do a lot of research on the effectiveness of online marketing to donors and others through relationship building for non-profit organizations – mostly by sitting around thinking about my own experiences as a reader of email. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Tyra Sidberry, former Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, TSNE
TSNE’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is a unique resource for nonprofits working to create inclusive organizational cultures that support equal opportunity and access to power and influence. → More
Feb 13 2014
According to Ask.com, a recent study by the Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of all Americans expect to find information about a company, government agency or non-profit organization on the Web. That means that the majority of your... → More

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