January 14, 2011
I’ve spent most of the nonprofit portion of my career as a communications professional supporting the programmatic core of organizations. But I have also worked directly in program departments, creating and growing grassroots initiatives in the field.
While both program and communications staff are passionate about their work – and the mission of the organization they serve – there are often times when the two groups seem to be operating in two different worlds. As a communications staffer, I used to think, Why don’t the program people get it.
Then I went to work as acting deputy director of programs. After a few months, when my former communications staffers came to me with excellent ideas for promoting program work, I thought to myself, Why don’t the communications staff members get it?
May 13, 2010
August 5, 2009
As part of the new lecture series, Conversations with …, the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of Third Sector New England hosted a presentation by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson for the region’s nonprofit community. The professor, CNN commentator, author and pundit spoke of the central role diversity and inclusion play in building cohesive and effective organizations - and strong communities.
He shared his insights on issues such as the politics of inclusion; the privilege of invisibility; institutional perpetuation of racism; challenging other “isms”; stereotypes and forms of bigotry; and rethinking the paradigm of race, bias, and class prejudice vs. concentrated poverty.
June 2, 2009
We are busy drafting the curriculum for next year’s training series. Help us to craft the workshops that best fit your needs by filling out our survey, and be entered into a raffle to win one free workshop slot for the 2009-2010 Capacity Building Training Series.
September 19, 2007
Denise Moorehead talks with Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources for Third Sector New England, about supervision, what makes a good supervisor, what are the things supervisors can do to help employees be more effective, and how we can bring supervision into the life of the organization.
Lyn Freundlich and Joanne Horgan will present a workshop on “Effective Supervision” as part of the Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series, in Boston on Thursday, November 5, 2009 (repeated again on Tuesday, November 17).
Listen to the interview (9:24):
or Download (9:24, MP3, 4.3MB)
Or read the transcript at http://www.tsne.org/articles/better_supervision.