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.
TSNE MissionWorks’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.
The Boston Globe profiled TSNE MissionWorks's Courage in Leading program participants this week. All of them are longtime leaders of local nonprofits, members of a generation who came of age in the tumultuous 1960s and ’70s, channeled their idealism and political activism into socially conscious careers, and are now stepping down.
Nonprofits have long been some of the most innovative organizations in both achieving their mission and running their day-to-day operations. The new book Cases in Innovative Nonprofits, edited by Ram A. Cnaan and Diane Vinokur-Kaplan, features 18 case studies of this creative social entrepreneurship.
TSNE congratulates Joel Barrera, a former longtime member of our Board of Directors, Executive Director of Commonwealth Seminar and Chief Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, on being named the Deputy Chief of Staff for Cabinet Relations with Governor-elect Charlie Baker.
The Nonprofit Centers Network has released a report revealing that prices for office space in Colorado have risen considerably in the time since the recession when many nonprofits had negotiated more favorable rates. In the Denver metro area, nonprofits are facing rental increases of at least 50% and this booming real estate market has led to budget concerns, particularly for growing nonprofits who now face the concerns of increasing space costs and needs.
TSNE Staff Travel to the Philippines to Support Training Aimed at Employment Opportunities and Human-Rights Conditions for Deaf People
As part of a two-year program supported by the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development, Discovering Deaf Worlds, along with program specialists Howard Rosenblum, CEO, National Association of the Deaf, and Heather Harker, Director of Programs, TSNE MissionWorks and incoming chair, Gallaudet University Board of Trustees, will travel to the Philippines this October to implement training on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, governance and government relations.
Boston, Mass. June 9, 2014 -- TSNE MissionWorks has released findings from Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce 2014: A Compensation and Benefits Survey of and for Nonprofits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Adjoining Communities, providing searchable salary and benefits information for small to midsized nonprofits. TSNE worked with organizations and foundation partners from the region to survey 250 nonprofits on their compensation practices.
Community Boat Building (formerly Boston Family Boat Building) opened their new expanded workshop in South Boston with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 16. Students of the program, staff and supporters attended the event to announce their name change and welcome everyone to the space at One Marina Park Drive.