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Jan. 31st, 2011

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TSNe-Bulletin January 2011

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing nonprofit 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:

  • New Year's Resolutions for Job Hunters
  • 8 Steps for Successful Networking
  • Consulting Power Hour
  • Improve Your Facilitation
  • Green Tip: Not ready to Go Paperless? Try "Less-Paper"
  • Software Corner: Facebook, Privacy and Your NPO
  • From the Blog: Program and Communications Staff
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 


 

Kickstarting Your Job Search in the New Year

Jennetta Hyatt, human resources manager for fiscal sponsorship and employment, provides the following tips that job hunters can adopt as their 2011 job search New Year's resolutions.

Nervous Networker? Start With Hello.

Forming and cultivating relationships is at the heart of any successful fundraising campaign, volunteer drive, committee effort or community building activity. Foster and grow new networks with these practical tips and best practices to engage someone in a conversation.

Meet One-on-One with a TSNE Expert Practitioner

Is your organization facing a strategic decision? Are you investigating shared staffing or fiscal sponsorship strategies for your nonprofit?

TSNE's experienced consultants are offering hour-long one-on-one sessions to help you think through and begin to address these and other issues affecting your organization. A limited number of one-hour appointments are available on Friday, March 18.

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on areas of need. Please submit an interest form, including your question and topic area. If space is available, you will be asked to confirm online with a reservation fee of $10.00.

Boost Your Facilitation Skills to the Next Level

Last year, Nancy Jackson presented a sold-out training on facilitation skills. This year she returns as part of the Better Nonprofit Management Training Series with a workshop on advanced facilitation techniques on February 17.

Brush up on your facilitation basics before next month's training with Ms. Jackson's article from 2010 on Tips for Making It Flow and Having Fun.

Adopting a "Less-Paper" Strategy

At the start of 2010, TSNE began a less-paper strategy for its educational offerings. A year later, how has it worked out?

Software Corner

There's a lot of talk these days about privacy issues on Facebook. What does that mean for you as an organization? The issues for an organization are different than those facing an individual - but still absolutely something you should be thinking about, explains Idealware.

Program and Communications Staff: Can't We All Just Get Along?

TSNE's Director of Education and Outreach blogs observations and lessons learned from working with both program and communications departments over the years. What suggestions do you have to help keep departments working together smoothly?

May. 27th, 2010

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May 2010 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing non-profit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.


In This Issue:

  • Case Studies: Collaboration and Shared Services
  • Shared Services Guide
  • Facilitate Better Meetings
  • Haiti Relief, First-Hand
  • ED Forum: Net Neutrality
  • Green Tip: Bottled Water
  • Staff Pick
  • Capacity Building Fund Applications Due June 24 

Shared Services to Help Your Organization Thrive

When several homelessness organizations in Rhode Island came together to share staff, co-locate, and collaborate on legislative and strategic communications planning, it led to stronger organizations.

In the new case study Wall-less Organizations, learn about these groups as they brought supportive housing to Rhode Island, and the lessons gained as they move forward with their collaboration.

What kind of person does it take to bring together nonprofits, funders, government and legislators to focus resources and time on a solution to chronic homelessness? Meet Michelle Brophy, system change champion.

These groups are now working together to save the Neighborhood Opportunities Program.

Shared Services Guide Now Available

The Shared Services Guide is the first comprehensive manual for nonprofit executives looking to create shared services programs.

This 84-page publication includes step-by-step guidelines, case studies and sample documents, gathered from the experiences of people across the nonprofit and philanthropic world.

Facilitation: Tips for Making It Flow and Having Fun

TSNE Transition Consultant Nancy Jackson shares what she sees as the key skills of a great facilitator.

Clinic Work in Haiti

TSNE staffer Jennifer Fitch recently went to Haiti as a volunteer to help in the wake of the earthquake. Read more about her experience.

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

This month, TSNE's Executive Director Jonathan Spack discusses Net Neutrality and how vital it is to your organization.

Message in a Bottle: Environmental Consequences of Water

Jackie Cefola, NonProfit Center manager, researches bottled water and the recent water main break in this month's Green Tip.

Staff Pick: The Four Things That Matter Most

Ayeesha Lane, consultant associate, reminds us of the importance of relationships in the work we do as she recommends The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living as this month's staff pick.

2010 CBF Planning Grants

The Capacity Building Fund Planning Grant process begins with Letters of Intent to Plan that are due on Thursday, June 24, 2010, by 12:00 p.m.

Apr. 29th, 2010

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April 2010 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing non-profit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.

 

 


In This Issue:

  • Grants to Build Capacity
  • Grassroots Initiative
  • Blog: Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • Green Tip: It's Not Easy
  • Consultants Corner: Go to the Balcony
  • Interested in Being a Training Partner?
  • Staff Pick: Earth Day
  • Software Corner: E-newsletter Tools
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 

 


 

Building Non-profit Capacity: 2010 Grantees Selected

Both the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and the Capacity Building Fund of Third Sector New England have selected grantee organizations for 2009 and 2010. Both programs are focused on helping nonprofits build their capacity to more effectively serve their communities.

CBF brings groups together to address an issue with common purpose to increase community impact. The DII helps groups increase staff and board diversity to better reflect and support the communities served.

Read more about the 2010 DII projects.

Read more about the 2010 CBF Continued Learning projects.

The next Capacity Building Fund Planning Grant process begins with Letters of Intent to Plan that are due on Thursday, June 24, 2010, by 12:00 p.m.

Grassroots Initiative Recipients Announced

Third Sector New England's Consulting Program has announced the organizations selected for the 2010 Grassroots Initiative. The project helps smaller, progressive organizations strengthen their programs and operations with an organizational assessment, trainings, peer learning sessions and direct technical assistance from a consultant.

Nothing Beats That Old Face-to-Face

Nothing beats face-to-face interaction when you are trying to forge a new connection and get things done collaboratively, according a "techie." Read the blog post by TSNE's new web staffer on how he found community at the NTEN conference in Atlanta earlier this month.

Green Tip: Multiple Priorities Can Complicate Eco-Efforts

Sometimes it's not easy being green. This month Jackie Cefola, NonProfit Center program manager, discusses the multiple priorities that can arise when selecting vendors and making major purchases as part of her Green Tips.

Consultants Corner

This month, TSNE Senior Consultant Bob Greene focuses on the first--and often overlooked--step one can take in reducing tension and conflict. Going to the balcony gives you a bit of fresh air and, potentially, a fresh perspective.

Training Partnerships

TSNE has partnered with a number of nonprofits this year to provide training for their staff. Learn how you can be part of this effort for the 2010-2011 training year beginning in September.

Staff Pick

In honor of Earth Day, Jackie Cefola, NonProfit Center program manager, recommends two websites to help you think about green building.

Software Corner

Email newsletters, action alerts or fund-raising emails can be a very cost effective way to communicate with your supporters, but it can be complex to send and track thousands of emails. Idealware talked to 11 nonprofit technology experts to find out what e-newsletter tools have worked well for them.

Happenings and Opportunities in the Non-profit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for non-profit professionals.

This month we’ve included information on:

Featured Job of the Month

Help Desk Associate

Mar. 30th, 2010

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March 2010 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing non-profit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.

 

 


In This Issue:

  • Improve Your Work-Life Balance
  • Prevent a Census Undercount
  • Help Us Plan Training Opportunities
  • How a "Weaver" Brings Organizations Together
  • Consultants Corner: Checking In
  • Tenant Spotlight: The Shalupe Foundation
  • Staff Pick: Merging Wisely
  • Green Tip: Coffee

 


Ten Steps to a Better Work-Life Balance

We all want a better work-life balance, but how do you do it, exactly? Follow these 10 simple steps and ease the pressure in your life.

Why the Census is Critical to Your Community

Each person counted in the Census in Massachusetts represents $2,100 yearly in federal money that goes to the state for hospitals, schools, job training, public works and emergency services... services desperately needed in communities that have been hit hard in the recent economic downturn.

What can your nonprofit do to encourage Census participation and ensure that underserved communities are counted?

What Do You Want to Learn Next Year?

Take our very short survey, and tell us what future training you would like to see TSNE offer -- and enter to win the 2010-2011
nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series workshop of your choice.

Talking Face-to-Face Makes a Difference

This new case study examines the role of a weaver in creating results on community issues. Meet Meg Kerr, who has brought together several organizations to learn collaboratively.

Consultants Corner

This month, TSNE Senior Consultant Bob Greene discusses how checking in helps make a meeting more productive.

Tenant Spotlight

Meet the Shalupe Foundation, and the challenges nonprofits in the Congo face in meeting the demand for a wide variety of services.

Staff Pick

Heather Harker, director of consulting and executive transitions, recommends Merging Wisely by David La Piana.

What's in Your Coffee?

There's no doubt about it, we love coffee - especially in the wake of celebrations like Saint Patrick's Day. When it comes to coffee, what choices do we have for going green?

Feb. 25th, 2010

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February 2010 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing non-profit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.

 

 


In This Issue:

  • New Case Study: Email Fundraising
  • Managing the Media
  • Consultants Corner: Organizational Drama
  • Green Tip
  • Staff Pick: Unraveling Development
  • Software Corner: Executive Dashboards
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 


Adventures in Email Fundraising: Two Case Studies

If you are already using email communication tools and are equipped to receive online donations through your website, email fundraising is an easy step forward. For a better sense of what's involved, we bring you a look at two organizations and their first attempts at email fundraising.

Hands-on Fundraising Training

Learn more about all aspects of fund development at TSNE's March 11 workshop, Organizational Accountability in Fundraising.

Sign up for this and the April 15 workshop, A New Approach to Basic Communications, and receive a $15 discount.

Contact trainings@tsne.org for your discount code.

The Right Media Coverage for Your Nonprofit

How do you frame your nonprofit's message to the media in a way that will get your organization coverage that focuses on the heart of an issue - not on side topics that stir unwarranted controversy?

Learn how your nonprofit can receive and better manage media coverage that furthers your issues and mission.

Does Your Nonprofit Collectively Tolerate Conflict?

Some non-profit organizations experience frequent and, sometimes, debilitating conflict. Although individual disputes may draw a lot of attention, the overall pattern of conflict rarely does. So over the years, a culture of conflict and melodrama emerges.

What can you do to move toward a more sustainable structure?

Green Tip

Using non-disposable items isn't always possible for employee or community events. The same is true for home-based parties, celebrations and other gatherings, especially those with large numbers of people in remote locations. Learn more about some of the available options.

Staff Pick

Director of Programs Deb Linnell recommends Unraveling Development: Enabling your board members and other fundraising volunteers by Simone Joyaux.

Software Corner

It's easy for your nonprofit to get overwhelmed with data. Executive dashboards can provide an overview of your organizational health at a glance. But how do you actually create one? Idealware provides 3 examples of non-profit dashboards in action

Happenings and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for non-profit professionals.

This month we’ve included information on:

Featured Job of the Month

Finance Officer, Diploma Plus

Have a job opening, grant opportunity, publication or event to announce? Send your sectorwide announcements with subject line News Submission to info@tsne.org.

Jan. 27th, 2010

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January 2010 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing nonprofit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.

 

 


In This Issue:

  • New Study: Benefits of Sabbaticals
  • New HR Services, e-Newsletter and Training
  • RFP: Grassroots Initiative
  • ED Forum: Denial in Crisis
  • Consultants Corner: Solving the Mystery of Trust
  • Staff Pick
  • Green Tip: Resolve to...
  • Software Corner: Data Warehousing
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 


What Could You Do with Three Months Away?

A new study, co-authored by TSNE Program Director Deborah Linnell, provides emerging evidence that well-planned executive sabbaticals actually build capacity for nonprofit organizations. Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building and Leadership Development in the Nonprofit Sector documents that sabbaticals strengthen governance, staff capacity, succession planning -- and help the bottom line.

Focus on Human Resources

TSNE Offers New HR Coaching and Training Services

Managing your nonprofit's most precious resource - the staff - during these difficult economic times can make the difference in how healthy and sustainable your organization will be when we emerge on the other side.

TSNE can help with our expanded human resources services, offering coaching, consulting services and onsite training geared to the needs of small to mid-sized organizations.

New e-Newsletter for Nonprofit HR Professionals

This new e-newsletter from TSNE, debuting in May 2010, focuses on tips and advice for nonprofit human resource professionals.

Subscribe now, and email info@tsne.org to let us know what content you would like to see.

Encore Training: Extra Effective Supervision Workshop

Due to increased demand, an additional session of the full-day Effective Supervision workshop, part of TSNE's Capacity Building Training Series, has been scheduled for April 29, 2010. Register now.

Grant Opportunity for Local Grassroots Organizations

Third Sector New England is offering a unique opportunity for three (3) nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to receive an organizational assessment plus 25 hours of work with a consultant as part of the Grassroots Initiative. TSNE's Consulting Program is undertaking this work as part of our ongoing commitment to support smaller social change organizations with limited budgets.

ED Forum

TSNE Exectuive Director Jonathan Spack discusses denial and its effects on a nonprofit during a crisis.

Consultants Corner

Senior Consultant Bob Greene shares ideas for building and rebuilding trust within your organization.

Staff Pick

Tyra Sidberry, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative director, recommends United for a Fair Economy's State of the Dream 2010: Drained - Jobless and Foreclosed in Communities of Color.

Green Tip

For 2010, resolve to become more environmentally responsible. The NonProfit Center's Jackie Cefola brings you several suggestions for simple ways to have an impact.

Data Warehousing for Nonprofits

Data warehouses can allow larger organizations to pull information from multiple places to report on it or analyze it in a central place. Idealware takes a look at the software and processes you'll need to create your own.

Happenings and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for nonprofit professionals.

This month we’ve included information on:

Featured Job of the Month

Executive Director, Little Compton Community Center

Have a job opening, grant opportunity, publication or event to announce? Send your sectorwide announcements with subject line News Submission to info@tsne.org.

Dec. 22nd, 2009

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December 2009 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing nonprofit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.

 

 


In This Issue:

  • Holiday Event Considerations
  • Nonprofit Financial Indicators
  • Maintaining Employee Morale
  • New HR Services from TSNE
  • Consultants Corner: Teams, the Economy and Stress
  • Staff Pick: If the Buddha Was a Fundraiser
  • New Year's Resolutions
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 


 

Create New Workplace Traditions This Holiday

December presents a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the religous and cultural traditions practiced by your co-workers during the holiday season. Explore how your nonprofit can best maximize this learning opportunity, enjoy the holidays together and foster an appreciation for the diversity that helps the nonprofit sector thrive.

Look at Your Organization's Financial Indicators

Meave O'Marah, who led September's Capacity Building Training Series workshop on nonprofit finance, shares some tips and advice on using key financial indicators as essential management tools.

Stay Focused and Positive

Maintaining employee morale in the nonprofit sector has never meant providing high-priced perks and exorbitant bonuses. But providing thanks for a job well done and recognition for the commitment and enthusiasm that nonprofit professionals bring to their work is critical, and doesn't need to drain resources.

Consider some of these simple ways to help your staff stay focused and positive.

New HR Services from TSNE

The way personnel committees and executive directors manage the organization's most precious resource - the people who make up the staff - during these difficult economic times can make the difference in how healthy and sustainable your nonprofit will be when we emerge on the other side.

TSNE can help with our expanded human resources services, geared to the needs of small to mid-sized organizations, offering coaching and consulting services, and onsite training.

Consultants Corner

TSNE Senior Consultant Bob Greene shares advice on encouraging strong and productive teams during times of stress.

Staff Pick

TSNE's Deb Linnell, director of programs, recently read If the Buddha Was a FundraiserLearn more about this recommendation.

New Year's Resolutions

What do you commit to do to help the nonprofit sector in 2010? Let us know.

Happenings and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for nonprofit professionals.

This month we’ve included information on employment opportunities as well as workshops and trainings.


State of the Sector 2010

Please join Associated Grant Makers, The Boston Foundation, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Third Sector New England, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley as we welcome 2010 with a State of the Sector briefing on Tuesday, January 12, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to funders as well as nonprofits, but space is limited, so please register in advance

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert K. Triest, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, who will provide an overview of the economy and what indicators the Federal Reserve sees in terms of signs of recovery and ongoing challenge. The presentation will be followed by a panel of nonprofit and foundation leaders who will reflect on his remarks and offer their insights into the nonprofit sector and 2010.


Have a job opening, grant opportunity, publication or event to announce? Send your sectorwide announcements with subject line News Submission to info@tsne.org.

Nov. 25th, 2009

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November 2009 TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing nonprofit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.


In This Issue:

  • Meet the New TSNE.org
  • Email Fundraising, Start to Finish
  • Should Your Contractor Be an Employee?
  • Grassroots Media Conference
  • Tenant Spotlight: Voter Engagement
  • Training: Program Development
  • Consultants Corner: Do You Use Your Strategic Plan?
  • Using Facebook for Events
  • Green Tip: Talking Turkey
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 

 


New TSNE Website

As you click through to read our articles and columns this month, you will notice that the TSNE and NonProfit Center websites have a new design, implemented from feedback from readers like you.

While everything you will find works, including now being able to leave comments on articles, we are continuing to create some new features in the Resources area in the next month. We'd love your feedback when we're done!

Getting Started with Email Fundraising

Inspired by last month's Email Fundraising Bootcamp held at the NonProfit Center, we bring you a white paper to help your organization put together an email campaign from start to finish.

Independent Contractor, or Employee?

It is not uncommon for organizations to enter into consulting contracts with individuals who should legally be hired as employees. But how do you know which is which situation? Lyn Freundlich, TSNE's director of human resources and administration, breaks it down for you.

Opportunities and Challenges for Marginalized Voices

This year's Be the Media mini-conference, sponsored by Progressive Communicators Network and TSNE, will explore the changing media landscape and what it means for progressive organizations.

Every Voice Counts

How does the 2010 Census affect your organization? Meet NonProfit Center neighbor Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, and learn what they are doing to help make sure your constituents are heard.

Program Planning for 2010

People are starting to refer to the economic crisis as the "new normal." The December 10 program development workshop, part of TSNE's Capacity Building Training Series, talks about creating or adapting programs keeping this new reality in mind.

Consultants Corner

In this month's column, TSNE Senior Consultant Bob Greene shares tips on creating and maintaining a strategic plan.

TSNE Blog: Leveraging Facebook

Does your organization use Facebook to promote events? What has worked? What hasn't? Join the conversation at TSNE's strategic communications blog.

Green Tip: Humane Thanksgiving 

Did you know that approximately 250 million turkeys were raised this year?

This heightened meat consumption impacts human health, the environment and certainly the turkeys. Understanding this, the World Society for the Protection of Animals provides important information and resources to help Thanksgiving celebrants make better choices and enjoy humane holidays whether eating at home or dining out.

Happenings and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for nonprofit professionals.

This month we’ve included information on:

Have a job opening, grant opportunity, publication or event to announce? Send your sectorwide announcements with subject line News Submission to info@tsne.org

Oct. 20th, 2009

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October TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing nonprofit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.


In This Issue:


Focus on Your Nonprofit’s Priorities

  • Preparing for Flu Season
  • Make the Most of Your Work Week
  • Training for Nonprofit Supervisors
  • Consultants Corner: Can You Find More Time?
  • Software Corner: Data Representation
  • Green Tip: Halloween
  • Sectorwide Trainings, Events and Jobs

 


H1N1 Is Here: Get Ready Now

Flu season is upon us, and we all need to prepare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking employers to tell their staff members to stay home if they are sick.

What plans should we be making now to prepare for flu season and continue to support our constituents and advance critical issues?

Monday, Monday

How do we, as nonprofit staff, manage to organize our time so that we do not become overwhelmed by all of the work that remains to be done? TSNE’s director of administration and human resources offers a few tips for making your week productive - and enjoyable.

Be an Effective Supervisor

Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks and overall performance.

Learn how to be a better supervisor at November’s Effective Supervision workshop (November 5 and again on November 17), part of TSNE’s Capacity Building Training Series.

New This Month: Consultants Corner

In this new monthly column from TSNE’s Senior Consultant Bob Greene, Bob offers time-tested advice on issues such as strategic planning, leadership development and governance. This month he discusses how planning and priority setting can alleviate time management issues, giving you more time to accomplish your more-focused goals.

Software Corner

You’ve got data. How do you transform it into charts, graphs and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? This Idealware report provides an overview of the types of graphic formats that might work for you, and then compares low-cost tools that can help you create them.

Green Tip

There are many strategies for making better choices when it comes to Halloween.

Happenings and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for nonprofit professionals.

Don’t miss NonProfit Center neighbor VSA arts hosting a screening of Including Samuel to be followed by discussion of the film on November 17.

This month we’ve included information on:

Featured Job of the Month

Administration and Human Resources Assistant

Have a job opening, grant opportunity, publication or event to announce? Send your sectorwide announcements with subject line News Submission to info@tsne.org.

Sep. 20th, 2009

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September TSNe-Bulletin

Welcome to the TSNe-Bulletin, providing nonprofit professionals and capacity builders with tips, ideas and information on issues affecting our sector.

 


In This Issue:

  • Expanded Training Offerings
  • Tips for Job Seekers
  • Yoga: From Stress to Success
  • Nurturing Organizations through Fiscal Sponsorship 
  • Prison Book Drive
  • Capacity Building Projects
  • Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Initiative 2010 Grant Cycle
  • Consultant’s Corner: What Exactly Is OD? 
  • Software Corner: HIPAA-compliance
  • Green Tip
  • Sectorwide Trainings and Jobs

 


Do More with Less: Email Fundraising and Social Media

Join us as TSNE and Idealware team up to offer an intensive, activity-packed day to help you jumpstart your email fundraising efforts. At this email fundraising bootcamp, you will learn everything from how to develop the appropriate strategy for your email campaign to avoiding spam filters and tracking your success.

Save the date for this year’s Be the Media mini-conference. On Thursday, December 3, TSNE and Progressive Communicators Network—Boston will bring you the fourth annual conference helping participants understand the link between strategic communications and organizing strategies as well as learning more about essential communications tools and techniques.

Don’t forget other upcoming training opportunities at TSNE:

Nonprofit finance, Sept. 24

Strategic planning, Oct. 15

Ten Tips to Improve Your Job Search Results

Anyone active in a job search today is engaged in a highly competitive venture. Unfortunately, some candidates - even the most experienced and talented - fall prey to pitfalls that diminish their chances for success.

Patricia Duarte, transition consultant with TSNE’s Executive Transitions Program, shares her top tips for job seekers.

Yoga for the Workplace

As summer ends and the office gets back into full swing, the deadlines seem to pile on. Taking a few minutes out of your workday to breathe can really help you remain calm amidst the storm.

Learn more about how yoga and wellness programs can combat burnout and stress, and celebrate September as National Yoga Month.

What Is Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship?

Comprehensive fiscal sponsors run the essential back office operations of their projects in a highly competent, cost-effective manner, allowing agents of change to focus their passions and energies on activities central to project purposes.

This new white paper covers everything from advisory boards to ongoing compliance.

Help Reduce Recidivism

Educational, vocational and rehabilitation programs in prisons—already the subject of previous budget cuts—continue to be targeted in state cost-saving initiatives, despite the fact that study after study has shown that education and skills are a primary driver of reduced rates of recidivism.

Initiatives such as the Prison Book Program exist to help bridge the gap between formal programs offered by some prisons and the still unmet educational needs. From September 15 through October 3, drop off your used books at the NonProfit Center and support the Prison Book Program and the City Mission Society.

Grant Programs Update

The 2009 Capacity Building Fund Implementation Grants have been awarded, with projects ranging from cross-community immigrant organizing to housing organizations addressing senior hoarding.

The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative will be announcing details for the 2010 grant cycle in the next week. To be the first to hear about changes in the program and when the application process opens, sign up for the Grant Announcements e-List.

Consultants Corner

As a taste of his upcoming monthly column, TSNE’s new organizational development consultant explains what OD is, and how it can help organizations.

Software Corner

Idealware asks what you should look for to ensure that a software package will comply with the HIPAA standards.

Green Tip

We often think that online activity is completely green. But according to a July 13, 2009, article on CNN.com, 20 milligrams of carbon emissions are generated for every two words your constituents read on your nonprofit’s website. Given that stunning fact, we suggest some tips to help you green your website users’ experience.

Happenings and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

TSNE is pleased to announce upcoming activities and events from across the sector, as well as new resources available for nonprofit professionals.

This month we’ve included information on employment opportunities, as well as workshops and trainings.

Featured Job of the Month

Executive Director, Pathways to Wellness

Have a job opening, grant opportunity, publication or event to announce? Send us your sectorwide announcements with subject line News Submission. Send to: info@tsne.org

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