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TSNe-Bulletin April 2011

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing non-profit professionals, capacity builders, funders and partners with information you can use to strengthen individual nonprofits, the sector and the communities we serve.



In This Issue

  • Nonprofit Pay Findings and Implications 
  • Podcast: Testing Assumptions
  • Program Awards
  • The Evolution of Blogging Platforms
  • Video: What is an M.O.U.?
  • Software Corner: Case Management Tools
  • Spring Clothing Drive
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs


Taking A Closer Look at Compensation Data

Lyn Freundlich, TSNE's director of administration and human resources, has closely examined the findings from Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce, the salary survey conducted by TSNE and nonprofit and foundation partners across Massachusetts. And she has released A Closer Look, a deep analysis of findings and an analysis of its implications for nonprofit organizations, their staff, and the foundations and donors that support them.

How Asking Questions About Purpose Can Produce Change

In a recent podcast for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, TSNE Executive Director Jonathan Spack discusses the assumptions that guide the work of advocacy and social services organizations -- and how groups can make sure those assumptions are correct.

Programs in the Limelight

TSNE's grantees, clients, tenants and fiscally-sponsored projects frequently receive awards and recognition for the inspiring, community-changing work they do.

  • Teen Voices, former Diversity & Inclusion Initiative grantee, was named as one of the top 10 best nonprofits for an internship in 2011.
  • The Massachusetts Cultural Council has honored Voices From Inside with a Gold Star Award for excellence in community arts and culture.

Looking for a Low-key Website Platform?

TSNE's online communications specialist recently put together a microsite for a volunteer project, and discovered how advanced blogging platforms have become as website management systems. Could a blog platform solve your small nonprofit's website needs?

What is a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.)?

Kay Snowden, TSNE's fiscal sponsorship program director, lays out the basics of an M.O.U. in this short video.

Software Corner

If thoughts of detailed client histories and reports to funders make you break out in a cold sweat, it may be time to consider the many good case management tools that will help you track demographics, interactions, scheduling, billing information and more.

Spring Clothing Drive

April 18 - May 6

Please consider donating your gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories to a great local cause. Second Chances will collect your donations for redistribution from the NonProfit Center to those in need in our community.


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