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 25 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, TSNE MissionWorks
As TSNE MissionWorks 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 capacity... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
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 nonprofit 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 | 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
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE
You’re hosting the annual dinner meeting between your board of directors and the community advisory committee when your board treasurer comments that the newest members of the committee “certainly help us meet our diversity quotas, so we won’t have to worry... → 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, nonprofit organizations are taking the lead in... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
Some nonprofit 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 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 Jennetta Hyatt
In this article, Jennetta Hyatt interviews staff of Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence about working in the nonprofit sector. Safe Havens is fiscally sponsored by TSNE. Staff members of Fiscal Sponsorship projects are legal employees... → More
Categories: Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb 13 2014 | By Hyoun Park Aberdeen Group
Hyoun Park, research editor at Aberdeen Group, shares research and advice on ways nonprofit organizations can use videoconferencing to save time and money, especially in these challenging times. → More

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