This remarkable website is full of useful resources.. The DIY Committee Guide website is structured around the Code of Good Governance for the Voluntary and Community Sector This site was originally developed in 2005 by the Volunteer Development Agency (now Volunteer Now) in Northern Ireland in partnership with 14 other organizations. It provides a central point of access to a wide range of practical, user-friendly resources developed by groups across the nonprofit sector in Northern Ireland and beyond. Go to: http://www.diycommitteeguide.org/
Publication of the Week -- From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement by Susan J. Ellis
From the publisher: A bestseller since 1986, this fully revised third edition of FROM THE TOP DOWN has been updated to reflect many changes and trends in the world and in volunteerism. It points the way to success with volunteers by showing how to: *Articulate a vision and strategy for volunteer involvement *Make the most of the connection between money donors and time donors *Avoid tension between volunteers and employees *Tap new community resources, from pro bono service to voluntourism *Budget for and creatively fund volunteer efforts *Find the best person to lead volunteer participation *Manage risk, legal, and insurance issues realistically *Distinguish between the wage replacement cost of volunteer time and its true value *Demonstrate executive commitment on a daily basis Whether an organization is just starting out with a new volunteer initiative or has many years of experience with a well-developed corps of volunteers, FROM THE TOP DOWN provides thought-provoking and thoughtful advice to achieve the maximum impact from the participation of volunteers.
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Tech Tip of the Week -- PowerPoint 2010: Presentations that Pop
This manual is just one of many excellent resources which can be downloaded for free from Tufts University Information Technology Training and DocumentationDepartment. Following are the topics covered:
· Add a video to a presentation
· Embed a video from a web site such as YouTube into a presentation
· Add a sound file to a presentation
· Share slides between presentations
· Use built-in PowerPoint tools to position elements on a slide
· Create hyperlinks in a presentation
· Create a custom slide show
· Apply techniques to enhance your presentation skills
· Annotate slides during a presentation