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  • An easy-to-read e-newsletter, Blue Avocado, is filled with useful information, provocative commentary, and tools for working productively. Check out its archive to benefit from all the topics that have been covered either in Blue Avocado or the earlier Board Cafe.
  • The Nonprofit Quarterly considers itself the Harvard Business Review for the nonprofit sector. Current articles and commentary available online; print subscriptions available.
  • More than 3,000 executive directors participated in Daring to Lead 2011, a national study produced in partnership by CompassPoint and the Meyer Foundation. Explore this website for reports, current findings, and to learn about the implications for nonprofit executives and boards, philanthropy, and capacity builders. In 2015 Third Sector New England published Leadership New England that offers an up-to-date New England perspective.
  • Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce provides a current look at compensation in the Massachusetts nonprofit sector. The survey, sponsored by Third Sector New England, is a searchable salary and benefits information resource for small to midsized nonprofits.
  • Social Media Resources from the American Antiquarian Society – Social Media Presentation and Social Media Policy.
  • Are you Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit? If a new nonprofit is your goal, get the benefit of advice found in this publication before you move forward.
  • Discover the latest advice and tools for accessing the skills of Encore Talent (professionals ages 50+) for your organization.


  • The New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory is a free, searchable database that identifies consultants serving New England states. You will find information on a consultant’s practice, fees, specialties, and clients in a variety of fields. This site also provides tools and tips for hiring and working with consultants.

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