Publications & Resources

Executive Directors Guide The Executive Directors Guide is loaded with practical, real world information to help executive directors create and sustain healthy, effective organizations. The guide also includes examples and advice on collaborating to build a robust non-profit sector.
Annual Report We are honored to have partnered with 500 social change nonprofits in 2015 to help build their programs, expand their leadership capacity, and learn new skills and collaborate. Download our 2015 annual report to find how Third Sector New England provides capacity-building programs and resources to our partners.
Leadership New England The ongoing, against-the-odds resiliency of the nonprofit sector in New England and across the country is remarkable to see. But as this study shows, it is a very fragile resiliency. This report focuses on three essential shifts the sector needs to make in order to thrive.
Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce 2014 Our staff is our greatest asset. As organizations develop fair compensation and benefits, it helps to compare your nonprofit to others in the region. Our new report, Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce 2014: A Compensation and Benefits Survey of and for Nonprofits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Adjoining Communities, includes salary and benefits information from a range of different types of nonprofits.
Inclusion Initiative Report Our vision is to promote the development of inclusive communities through support for cross-sector networks in communities of color working to address the root causes of poverty.
Funding Learning Networks for Community Impact In this report, Third Sector New England reports on lessons learned from 8 years of grantmaking to build collaborative networks in communities. Learn what works in creating effective and sustainable programs.
A White Paper on Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship Read our white paper, On Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship, for a thorough analysis of the field of fiscal sponsorship. This legal report is intended for individuals and groups considering fiscal sponsorship services.
Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: A Step-by-Step Guide In this guide for non-profit organizations, we provide a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in the non-profit workplace.
Shared Services Guide Illuminating innovative ways nonprofits can do more with less, this is the first comprehensive guide for non-profit executives looking to create shared services programs. Filled with step-by-step guidelines, case studies and sample documents, Shared Services draws from the experiences of people across the non-profit and philanthropic world to help you build your own successful shared services program.
Creative Disruption Sabbaticals for non-profit leaders can be a relatively inexpensive but highly productive capacity-building tool that yields measurable results. This report provides emerging evidence of the benefits to non-profit organizations, leaders, funders and the sector.