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 TSNE MissionWorks
At TSNE MissionWorks, we believe that effective supervision is directly tied to organizational mission effectiveness. For individual organizations as well as for the nonprofit sector, our staff is our greatest resource. The more effective they are, the more... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, nonprofit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In a new report titled Structured Leadership, Alternative Models for Distributing Power and Decision-Making in Nonprofit Organizations, the Building Movement Project set out to identify and document examples of non-traditional nonprofit leadership structures... → More
Categories: Social Justice
Feb 13 2014 | By Patricia Duarte, Transition Consultant, TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program
Anyone active in a job search today is engaged in a highly competitive venture! Unfortunately, some candidates – even the most experienced and talented – fall prey to pitfalls that diminish their chances of success. As a transition consultant in TSNE... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Susan Labandibar, Founder and CEO Tech Networks of Boston
An old New England saying goes: Use it up, wear it out, make it do.... or do without! → 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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Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
During trying economic times when we have to do more with less, the need for collaboration and productivity is heightened. → 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 Myrna Greenfield, Principal Good Egg Marketing
In the previous article, marketing professional Myrna Greenfield recommended best practices about making connections on LinkedIn. In this final installment of a multipart series, she discusses several ways to keep in touch with and develop these connections. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Chief Executive Officer, TSNE MissionWorks
In Great Britain there has long existed an active Cabinet-level Office for Civil Society (OCS). By contrast, most members of Congress are scandalously ignorant about the nonprofit sector. This is despite the sector’s broad presence in every district, its 10% ... → More

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