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 Bob Greene
Strategic planning has been in vogue for several years in the nonprofit sector. In part because many funders are requiring – and funding – it, and because, in many cases, strategic planning can be so valuable, it is now seen as vital for every nonprofit. At... → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Steve Delgado, Arial Software and Denise Moorehead, TSNE MissionWorks
As a nonprofit professional, you appreciate the fact that email campaigns are an affordable and effective way to reach as many clients, donors, members and media as possible. So you’ve made the jump to a timesaving, more efficient email-sending program. But... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Josh Sattely, Compliance and Legal Affairs Specialist, TSNE MissionWorks
Fiscal sponsors have traditionally been viewed as incubators of nonprofits, providing support to fledgling initiatives until they are ready to spread their wings as stand-alone, 501(c)(3) organizations. Although this is sometimes the case, research indicates... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | by Peter Flynn Silmaril Consultants
Organizational websites are viewed thousands or millions of times a day by customers, competitors and people searching for stuff, but rarely by those who own, run or work for the organization. Business, government and institutional websites are a frequent... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jackie Cefola, former Program Manager The NonProfit Center
While the first day of spring officially “sprung” nearly a month ago, those of us in arctic climates such as Boston have only recently started to awaken from our winter hibernation. My many months spent primarily inside led to several distinct physical and... → More
Categories: Workplace Culture
Feb 13 2014
What kind of person does it take to bring together nonprofits, funders, government and legislators to focus resources and time on a solution to chronic homelessness? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
On a bitter cold morning in 1981, a priest at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hartford found a homeless man frozen to death near the church steps. Vowing that such a tragedy would never happen again, parish priests opened the basement of the church to... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
In this column, Bob Greene, TSNE senior consultant, shares some thoughts on when strategic planning actually gets in the way of addressing priority organizational issues. These are topics key to his specialty of organizational development and other areas in... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier
How do you frame your nonprofit’s message to the media in a way that will get your organization coverage that focuses on the heart of an issue – not on “side” topics that stir unwarranted controversy? → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Gena Bean
A holistic yoga practice is not just an exercise or a stretching routine: it is a mindset. → More
Categories: Human Resources

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