Our Work

We strive to increase the affordability of our services to the organizations who need us the most, increase service to nonprofits that work with historically marginalized communities, and ensure that the organizations we support are committed to social justice.

Executive Search

We offer a personalized approach to executive search and transition with the resources and capacity of a larger institution. We’re dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, not only in values, but in practice.

Our Annual Report

In our 2022 annual report, we unveiled our updated mission, vision, values, and goals, along with a new three-year strategic plan.

Research and Publications

We are commited to do the work across the nonprofit sector to build a more equitable society. Read our research and publications aimed towards creating change.

Insights Blog

Learn from voices across TSNE and the nonprofit sector about equity, nonprofit best practices, and more.

Salary Database

View salary data by organization budget, employee population, location, or field of service. Salary information represents reporting on nearly 35,000 individual salaries.

Training and Events

Our future workshops, trainings, and events.

About Us

We are a capacity building organization that partners with nonprofit organizations to provide the services, programs, and resources they need to support their communities and ultimately, create a more equitable society. 


Come work with us. Our office is located in the NonProfit Center at 89 South Street in downtown Boston. We value our nonprofit workforce by providing a comprehensive benefits package.

Nonprofit Jobs

As a fiscal sponsor, we are the employer of record for more than 50 organizations across the country. Find opportunities across the country.


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Dec 6, 2002 | Publications

Executive Directors Guide

Better Leaders, Better Nonprofits, a Better World

The Guide for Successful Nonprofit Management

The Executive Directors Guide: The Guide for Successful Nonprofit Management 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 nonprofit sector.

The how-to publication is inspired by the Executive Directors Guide published by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay over 20 years ago. It retains the original’s emphasis on leading with a view to maximizing stakeholder participation in vision creation, strategy development, decision making and implementation. 

Download a free sample chapter from the Executive Directors Guide on nonprofit executive leadership, which discusses:

  • The concept of leadership
  • Various leadership competencies, styles, and models
  • Participatory, partnership-based leadership
  • The role of self-reflection in leadership
  • Maintaining a work-life balance that helps you lead successfully

What’s Inside: Leadership, Mission, Vision, and Values, Program Development, Evaluation, Strategic Planning and Thinking, Governance, Fund Development, Public Relations, Community Development and Government Relations, Human Resources, Financial Management, Technology Planning, and Managing Change.


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