Monday, February 28, 2011

Picks of the Week: February 27 - March 5, 2011

Website of the Week – Leadership Learning Community

The Leadership Learning Community (LLC) is a national nonprofit organization transforming the way leadership development work is conceived, conducted and evaluated, primarily within the nonprofit sector. The LLC focuses on leveraging leadership as a means to create a more just and equitable society. The LLC combines its expertise in identifying, evaluating and applying cutting-edge ideas and promising practices in the leadership development field, with access to an engaged national network of hundreds of experienced funders, consultants and leadership development programs, to drive the innovation and collaboration needed to make leadership more effective. The Leadership Learning Community also offers consulting services to help programs and foundations optimize their leadership investment strategy. For more information, go to:

Publication of the Week -- Leading with Care: How Women Around the World are Inspiring Businesses, Empowering Communities, and Creating Opportunity by Mary Cantando

From the publisher: In partnership with international relief agency CARE, an inspiring look at how women around the world are developing businesses and creating opportunity. In this ground-breaking business book, management expert Mary Cantando examines the stories of women in the developing world who, with help from the non-profit organization CARE, have capitalized on personal and professional opportunities, contributed to their communities, influenced their physical environment, and overcome discrimination on the road to establishing self-sufficiency and building strong lives and strong businesses Structured around these five principles CARE's mission statement, Leading with Care expertly bridges inspiring stories of human endeavor with straight-up business lessons that all of us can apply to our work and organizations. Featuring interviews with top female executives at American companies who devote their own time and resources to CARE, we see just how much we can learn when it comes to growth, opportunity, and community. Each section ends with a discussion and specific questions that will help you integrate the lessons in your own life. Click to preview this book on

Trend of the Week – Girls More Likely to Support Charities Using Social Media

According to a new study, four out of five teens (80 percent) use social media, almost half (44 percent) say they’ve become more aware of the needs of others as a result of their use of social media like Facebook and Twitter and about one in three (34 percent) “friend”, “like” or “follow” charitable organizations or causes they believe in. The survey commissioned by World Vision, an international relief and development group also reveals that girls are more likely than boys to say they’ve become more aware of the needs of others as a result of their use of social media (51 percent vs. 38 percent) The study was conducted online in January by Harris Interactive among more than 500 youth ages 13 to 17 years old. Girls are more likely than boys to “friend”, “like” or “follow” charities they support and causes they believe in (41 percent vs. 27 percent). girls more likely to support charities symbolically (43 percent vs. 31 percent) and vocally (38 percent vs. 27 percent). For more information, go to:

Resource of the Week – Sample Surveys

Survey Monkey, the online survey tool, publishes a blog. The firm has compiled a number of sample surveys that can be adapted to meet your needs. Go to:

Tech Tip of the Week -- Clear Recent Documents List in Word 2010

• Click the File tab on the Ribbon
• Click Options in the left pane
• Click Advanced
• Scroll down to the Display section
• Change “Show this number of Recent Documents” to 0

If you want to turn the feature back on at any time, go back to this menu and choose a new number of files to display.

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