Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Picks of the Week: May 27 - June 2, 2012

Website of the Week -- Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is a national online job site, HR resource and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community. We are committed to lead and support efforts that help further nonprofit careers and promote a robust workforce that enables organizations to complete their missions. For nonprofit professionals, www.OpportunityKnocks.org is a vehicle for finding nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For employers, the organization is an important way to find qualified candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention and human resource strategies. Go to: http://www.opportunityknocks.org.

Publication of the Week --  The Ethics Challenge in Public Service: A Problem-Solving Guide, 3rd Edition by Carol W. Lewis and Stuart C. Gilman

From the publisher:  This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of The Ethics Challenge in Public Service is the classic ethics text used in public management programs nationwide. The book serves as a valuable resource for public managers who work in a world that presents numerous ethical challenges every day. It is filled with a wealth of practical tools and strategies that public managers can use when making ethical choices in the ambiguous and pressured world of public service. The book also contains new material on topics such as social networking, the use of apology, ethics as applied to public policy, working with elected officials, and more.

Click to preview this book on Amazon.com.

Trend of the Week –  Giving Circle Trends
Giving circles have emerged over the last decade as a growing and significant philanthropic trend among donors of all wealth levels and backgrounds. Past studies have shown that the number of giving circles has exploded across the country and that they are an established philanthropic force. Donors who participate in giving circles say they give more, give more strategically, and are more knowledgeable about nonprofit organizations and problems their local communities, according to a report released by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Giving circle members are more likely than other donors to give to organizations serving women and girls, ethnic and minority groups, and for arts, culture and ethnic awareness. They are less likely to give to federated or combined giving funds (such as the United Way) and to religious organizations. The study, which was funded in part by the Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program, examines the impact of giving circles on members’ giving and civic engagement, knowledge and attitudes. The report included a survey of 587 current and past giving circle members and a control group, interviews, and participant observations. To download the full report, go to: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.

Resource of the Week – Free-Range Thinking Journal
free-range thinking is a monthly journal on public interest communications published by a goodman, a communications consulting firm that helps public interest groups, foundations,
and progressive businesses reach more people more effectively. free-range thinking includes information on best practices and resources for public interest communicators. To read the latest issue, access the archives, and request a free subscription, go to: http://www.agoodmanonline.com/newsletter/index.html.

Tech Tip of the Week -- Add a Drop Cap in Word 2010
A drop cap is used to display the first letter of the paragraph in a large font. To add a drop cap to a paragraph in Word 2010:

·         Click in the paragraph where you would like to apply a drop cap
·         Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon
·         In the text group, choose Drop Cap
·         From the Drop Cap list, click to select the style or choose options for additional choices

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