Non-profit

TSNE MissionWorks

Website:

www.tsne.org

Location:

BOSTON, MA

Tax ID:

04-2261109

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $63,916,270
Expenses: $49,318,212
Assets: $90,219,106

Formation:

1959 as Massachusetts Health Research Institute.

Rebranded in late 1990s to Third Sector New England.

Rebranded to TSNE MissionWorks in 2015.

Type:

Corporation; Management and leadership consulting for nonprofits

CEO:

Elaine Ng

TSNE MissionWorks, formerly Third Sector New England, is a left-leaning business consulting group focused on personnel management and advocacy for ethnic minorities.

TSNE MissionWorks was founded in 1959 as Massachusetts Health Research Institute. In the late 90’s it was rebranded as Third Sector New England and then rebranded again in 2015 as TSNE MissionWorks in efforts to more clearly communicate its expanding services. [1] [2]

Leadership

Elaine Ng became CEO of TSNE MissionWorks in 2015, after succeeding Jonathan Spack who was CEO for 34 years prior to Ng. Ng was first a client of TSNE before becoming an employee and eventually CEO. [3]

Projects

Leadership New England

In 2015, TSNE MissionWorks published a report indicating that the majority of nonprofit organizations in the New England region were not operationally prepared for executive leadership transitions. The report found that 64% of executives planned to retire in the next five years and that most of the nonprofits surveyed did not have a proper plan of succession, nor the personnel trained to step into the executive positions in the event that a succession plan had been implemented. [4]

Building Movement Project

TSNE MissionWorks fiscally supports the Building Movement Project (BMP), an initiative to address and reconcile personnel challenges in the workplace. In 2017, BMP published a report specifically focused on professional advancement of LGBTQ racial minorities in the nonprofit work environment, titled: “Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap.” [5]

Political Leanings

TSNE MissionWorks has supported, fiscally and in signature, initiatives that oppose Republican-led initiatives. While the topic of racial equality does not conflict with Republican-led initiatives or conservative values, BMP’s report associates the topic with the Trump administration’s policies and rhetoric: [6]

The environment that the Trump campaign and presidency has created is not only anti-woman, it’s especially relentless about reproductive health and reproduction in general. All women’s organizations, especially women’s health organizations, are focused on equity, but with Black women’s organizations or women of color organizations there is a special understanding of our shared lived experiences. [7]

A blog entry on BMP’s website written by BMP co-director Frances Kunreuther claims that President Trump is the result of a list of adverse cultural habits: [8]

“Will there be a time when the majority of white women will recognize the costs to them and their mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and sons of this compromise, and have the courage to bond with their sisters of color, just as so many brave women have taken the risk to leave the “normality” of their abusers?  And will that build a soon-enough, strong-enough movement to stop the madness – the greedy financial interests, male privilege and white supremacy – that has led us to Donald Trump?” [9]

BMP has also spoken out against the Trump administration’s attempt to ask a citizenship question on census cards and has accused the administration of “perpetuating environmental racism.” [10] [11]

In September of 2017, TSNE was among many signatories of a statement denouncing President Trump’s policy rescinding the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that gave legal status to certain illegal immigrants. [12]

Design Studio for Social Intervention

TSNE MissionWorks sponsors the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI). In 2017, DS4SI launched a GoFundMe initiative to develop Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs) around the country in response to unspecified policies implemented by the Trump administration. The account states: [13]

The horrifying Trump win underscores the reality that we are all living in a state of social emergency, even if it affects each of us differently. To respond, the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) is creating Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs)–temporary, emergent, and creative pop-up spaces co-led by activists and artists around the US. [14]

The GoFundMe account, which appears to still be active as of January 2020, was created in January 2017 with a goal of reaching $12,000. The total amount raised as of January 2020 is $2,255, with the most recent donation being listed as from 33 months prior to February 2020. [15]

The fundraiser was created on behalf of TSNE MissionWorks. [16]

Funding

2017[17]

References

  1. “TSNE MissionWorks.” Sametz Blackstone Associates. Accessed February 3, 2020. https://sametz.com/our-work/tsne-missionworks/. ^
  2. “Our History.” TSNE MissionWorks, December 16, 2019. https://www.tsne.org/our-history. ^
  3. “Annual Report 2018.” TSNE MissionWorks, 2019.  https://www.tsne.org/sites/default/files/files/TSNE_2018_Annual_Report.pdf. ^
  4. “Leadership New England.” Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, January 27, 2016. https://www.ctphilanthropy.org/resources/leadership-new-england. ^
  5. “Women of Color.” Race to Lead. Accessed February 3, 2020. https://racetolead.org/women-of-color/. ^
  6. “Women of Color Face Bias at Nonprofits, New Report Reveals.” Race to Lead, May 23, 2019. https://racetolead.org/women-of-color-face-bias-at-nonprofits-new-report-reveals/. ^
  7. “Women of Color Face Bias at Nonprofits, New Report Reveals.” Race to Lead, May 23, 2019. https://racetolead.org/women-of-color-face-bias-at-nonprofits-new-report-reveals/. ^
  8. “Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington.” Building Movement Project- Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington. Accessed February 3, 2020. https://www.buildingmovement.org/blog/entry/reflecting_on_the_womens_march_on_washington. ^
  9. “Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington.” Building Movement Project- Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington. Accessed February 3, 2020. https://www.buildingmovement.org/blog/entry/reflecting_on_the_womens_march_on_washington. ^
  10. “Sustaining the Movement for Sustainability.” Building Movement Project- Sustaining the Movement for Sustainability. Accessed February 3, 2020. https://www.buildingmovement.org/blog/entry/sustaining_the_movement_for_sustainability. ^
  11. “Organizing for Communities to Be Counted in Census 2020.” Building Movement Project- Organizing for Communities to Be Counted in Census 2020. Accessed February 3, 2020. https://www.buildingmovement.org/blog/entry/organizing_for_communities_to_be_counted_in_census_2020. ^
  12. Doug-Most. “Stand with Dreamers. Defend DACA.” Sponsored, September 25, 2017. http://sponsored.bostonglobe.com/hyams-foundation/stand-with-dreamers-defend-daca/. ^
  13. “Social Emergency Response Centers! Organized by Lori Lobenstine.” gofundme.com. Accessed February 1, 2020. https://www.gofundme.com/f/serc2017. ^
  14. “Social Emergency Response Centers! Organized by Lori Lobenstine.” gofundme.com. Accessed February 1, 2020. https://www.gofundme.com/f/serc2017. ^
  15. “Social Emergency Response Centers! Organized by Lori Lobenstine.” gofundme.com. Accessed February 1, 2020. https://www.gofundme.com/f/serc2017. ^
  16. “Social Emergency Response Centers! Organized by Lori Lobenstine.” gofundme.com. Accessed February 1, 2020. https://www.gofundme.com/f/serc2017. ^
  17. Tigas, Mike, Sisi Wei, Ken Schwencke, Brandon Roberts, and Alec Glassford. “THIRD SECTOR NEW ENGLAND INC – Form Form 990 for Period Ending Jun 2018 – Nonprofit Explorer.” ProPublica, May 9, 2013. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/42261109/05_2019_prefixes_01-04/042261109_201806_990_2019053116366682. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 1960

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Jun Form 990 $63,916,270 $49,318,212 $90,219,106 $19,985,872 Y $41,635,797 $18,372,307 $311,340 $987,766 PDF
    2016 Jun Form 990 $51,060,753 $42,614,372 $73,950,923 $20,525,943 Y $30,859,653 $16,352,314 $331,692 $609,818 PDF
    2015 Jun Form 990 $36,602,911 $33,316,010 $66,225,774 $20,654,738 Y $19,634,210 $12,807,442 $268,529 $1,276,279 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $33,128,026 $25,508,412 $62,373,256 $19,325,511 Y $19,566,825 $9,128,779 $314,227 $336,884 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $28,764,356 $22,857,091 $52,813,743 $18,643,217 Y $13,113,770 $7,678,596 $290,486 $354,430 PDF
    2012 Jun Form 990 $23,657,598 $22,962,519 $46,618,266 $18,620,141 Y $13,596,383 $8,058,640 $281,574 $378,430 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $21,791,384 $20,150,936 $48,348,979 $19,196,027 Y $11,276,767 $5,472,179 $314,136 $281,571 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    TSNE MissionWorks

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