Third Sector New England is pleased to announce that Lee Swislow has been named as interim chief executive officer. She is replacing Jonathan Spack, the long-time CEO of Third Sector New England, who retired in December 2016 after 34 years of service to the organization.
Third Sector New England is pleased to announce that our senior consultant, P. Stewart Lanier, has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Drylongso Racial Justice Leadership Award from Community Change, Inc. Stewart will receive this award, along with other recipients, at the 2016 Community Change Antiracism Leadership Awards on Friday, November 18 in Roxbury, Mass.
Two seasoned Boston-area nonprofit leaders, Sylvia Saavedra-Keber and Elaine Ng, join the staff of Third Sector New England this month. Our programs continue to expand regionally and across the country, the experience that Sylvia and Elaine bring to TSNE will enhance our capacity to serve our constituents.
Third Sector New England (TSNE) today announced that the nonprofit organization’s long-time Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Spack, is retiring at the end of 2016, starting a leadership transition process over the next six months. Jonathan’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of 34 years of service to Third Sector New England.
One of the great voices in nonprofit advocacy and philanthropy, Rick Cohen, has died after collapsing suddenly this week. Cohen was a national correspondent for Nonprofit Quarterly and a widely admired advocate for low-income communities and philanthropic accountability. 
Nearly 100 nonprofits convened at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's presentation of the Leadership New England report. "64% of nonprofit executives say they plan to leave in the next five years." This was the finding from our Leadership New England report.
TSNE recently released the results of the Hartford-area Leadership New England report, prepared for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG). Based on data gathered from nonprofit leaders in the larger New England region, the Hartford-area brief focuses on the 172 survey responses from the HFPG grantmaking area. The area includes mostly cities and towns in Hartford County.
William Brah of the Venture Development Center at UMASS Boston interviewed Jhana Senxian about the 260 Washington Street Project: Jhana Senxian is the Founder and CEO of the Sustainability Guild, a direct action network of urban residents who re-imagine and redevelop their communities. Jhana is a social anthropologist and entrepreneur who hails from Boston’s Grove Hall community. She’s actively changing the systems which lead to social problems in the urban core.
Third Sector New England’s new report on leadership in the region, Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector, based on responses from more than 1,200 executive directors, CEO’s and board members in the six New England states, is a wakeup call for our sector. We’ve been asleep at the switch for far too long, accepting as the norm a woefully inadequate leadership support infrastructure. And we’ve been slow to recognize the implications of the generational transition that’s already well underway.
New report profiles nonprofit leaders in New England, points to challenges with many seasoned leaders planning to leave in the next five years. Two-thirds of the nonprofit leaders surveyed plan to leave their jobs within five years. Points to challenges in raising capital, board governance and need for investment in staff professional development.


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