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 Gena Bean
Lift your shoulders up to your ears. Yes, right now - not later - squeeze your shoulders up towards your ears. You can hold in your breath during the squeeze if you want. And then let the shoulders drop suddenly - releasing the breath as well. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By TSNE MissionWorks
Following is an interview gleaned from a podcast with Lyn Freundlich, director of administration and human resources at TSNE MissionWorks. TSNE’s Denise Moorehead spoke with Lyn about supervision, what makes a good supervisor, things that supervisors can do... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. This article discusses how the board’s handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems—and what your board can do to get it right. → More
Categories: Governance
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
When I work with organizations, I always pay attention to how problems are talked about. Whenever I hear team members speak about needing to “work smarter” or that they “don’t have enough time,” it raises a question for me. I start looking at whether the team... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Trust isn't mysterious. It is, however, easy to break and takes hard work to rebuild. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director, TSNE MissionWorks
Your new fiscal year may have begun on January 1, or perhaps you’re gearing up to begin next year’s budget planning process. Either way, a sound budget can help you keep your programs on track. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Dorie Clark
It makes perfect sense: of course you want to get your organization’s good deeds covered by the press. But for many nonprofit organizations, there is often a detour on the road between goals and reality. Resources are limited, and it can often seem like a... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
Several months ago, John Kania and Mark Kramer published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “Collective Impact”, which they define as “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kate Breton, Director Women's Workforce Network
We all want a better work-life balance, but how do you do it exactly? I've mapped it out for you in the 10 simple steps. If you want it to work, you need to put it into practice. It doesn't work unless you do it. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
Is your nonprofit organization’s strategic plan filed away? Do you know if you have a strategic plan? It may be surprising, but I have met with new clients who weren’t sure when the organization last completed a plan or where to find it. And for those... → More
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