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

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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. 

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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.

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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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Making Cross-Sector Collaborations Work

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As the nonprofit sector evolves, collaboration across all sectors is crucial for the future of the nonprofit sector. New systems and strategies must be developed to address the issues that we face, and nonprofits working together is one of the keys to discovering these new solutions.

For 8 years, TSNE ran a Capacity Building Fund to help nonprofit organizations create and nurture space for collective learning. The learning not only bolstered the individual and collective capacity of organizations to do what they do better, but it also advanced knowledge in their fields, as learning partners experimented with new and improved ways of delivering and integrating programs and services.

We believe that as younger leaders comfortable in a networked world rise through organizations, this increased collaboration will also drive a reassessment of how philanthropic dollars are distributed,

Collaboration is challenging. How do you respect the needs and voices of each partner and be aware of their backgrounds?

Our collaborative networks came away with these take-aways:

In a public-private partnership, be aware that each side is coming in with different backgrounds.

The most common differences between the sectors include attitudes and practices around time, money, and process and perceptions about purpose, principles and work ethic. That is why it is important to create a shared vision and a a value system.

Collaboration requires constant attention and deliberate action. The process matters!

Having a regular framework for how decisions are made and tasks are completed is crucial when working with any group of organizations. Assign roles with key functions and set aside time for reflection and sharing.

Relationship building is the crux of your work.

Relationship building is also the key to achieving outcomes, and developing trust is the core piece of collaborative, long-term work.

Download our free quick guide! Fill in the form on this page to get What Makes Cross-Sector Collaborations Successful, an excerpted guide from our full publication on lessons learned from our capacity building fund.