Sunday, July 29, 2012

Picks of the Week: July 29 - August 4

Website of the Week -- Institute for the Future of Aging Services
Welcome to the Institute for the Future of Aging Services, a policy research institute housed within the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Our mission is to create a bridge between the practice, policy and research communities to advance the development of high-quality health, housing and supportive services for America’s aging population. The Institute provides a forum for professionals, policymakers and the public to explore and foster policies and programs that will meet the needs of an aging society through the development of healthy aging communities.

Publication of the Week --  Managing Nonprofit Organizations by Mary Tschirhart and Wolfgang Bielefeld
From the publisher:  This essential resource offers an overall understanding of nonprofits based on both the academic literature and practitioner experience. It shows how to lead, manage, govern, and structure effective and ethical nonprofit organizations. Managing Nonprofit Organizations reveals what it takes to be entrepreneurial and collaborative, formulate successful strategies, assess performance, manage change, acquire resources, be a responsible financial steward, and design and implement solid marketing and communication plans.
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Trend of the Week – Nonprofit Trends
Nonprofit Trends is a blog by Steve MacLaughlin and covers a wide range of topics around the nonprofit sector with a focus on the trends shaping the nonprofit sector. Steve is the Director of Internet Solutions at Blackbaud and is responsible for leading how the company provides online solutions for its clients. Steve has spent more than 14 years building successful online initiatives with a broad range of Fortune 500 firms, government and educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations across the world. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Institute of Fundraising, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), and other nonprofit organizations. Go to:

Resource of the Week –  Annie E. Casey Foundation Knowledge Center
The purpose of the Knowledge Center is to provide advocates, policymakers, practitioners, the media, researchers, and community members with a range of Foundation resources developed either by Casey or one of our grantees. These resources capture the experience and learning of the Foundation in our efforts to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities  The Annie E. Casey Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the nation, with assets of more than $2.3 billion. The Foundation provides about $190 million in grants each year and is ranked among the top philanthropies for charitable giving. Established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, the Foundation’s primary mission is to foster public policies, human services, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of vulnerable children and families. Go to:

Tech Tip of the Week -- Using Screenshot in Office 2010
Screenshot -- a new feature in Office 2010 -- allows you to capture images from your screen.

·         Click the document that you want to add the screenshot to
·         Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon
·         In the Illustrations group, click Screenshot
·         To add the whole window, click the thumbnail in the Available Windows gallery
·         To add part of the window, click Screen Clipping, and when the pointer becomes a cross, press and hold the left mouse button to select the area of your screen that you want to capture
·         If you have multiple windows open, click the window you want to clip from before clicking Screen Clipping. When you click Screen Clipping, the program you are working in is minimized and only the window behind it is available for clipping
·         After adding a screenshot, you can use the tools on the Picture Tools tab to edit and enhance the screenshot

You can use Screenshot in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and Excel 2010

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