Grow your Capacity: Free Music, Thunderclap and Non-profit Sector Must-reads
One of APACC's primary goals is to increase the organizational capacity of our members to work together to ensure that the environment is clean and accessible, residents are able to stay close to the river if they want, and the community has the assets it needs to support residents. One of the ways APACC strengthens organizational capacity is through a weekly post with information and skill-building opportunities. Check out this week's list.
Year of the Anacostia Candidate Forum - May 31
2018 has been declared the “Year of the Anacostia,” and the improvement of the Anacostia River corridor is increasingly covered in the news. The forum will be an opportunity for all attending Candidates to discuss their platform as it relates to the intersection of environmental restoration and community development. APACC will conduct a straw poll at the end of the forum.
The forum takes place Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6-9 pm at Anacostia High School (1601 16th St, SE, in the Auditorium). All At-large and Council chair candidates are invited. The moderators are Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer newspaper, and Andrew Lightman, managing editor of Capital Community News (DC MidCity, Hill Rag, and East of the River newspapers). The Anacostia Coordinating Council, a member of APACC, is coordinating the event.
The Q&A Cafe with Patty Stonesifer (Martha's Table), Friday, May 18
Join Carol Joynt for lunch and an interesting long-form interview with with Patty Stonesifer at The George Town Club. The cost is $35, all inclusive. RSVP: (202) 333-9330, ask for Joe.
Tools and Resources
- Free music is available from several sources including cchound, starfrosch, and Melody Ayres-Griffiths. Find even more free music sources in the referring HN item. These are in addition to sources listed in the post TA Tuesday (October 17, 2017).
- Read 27 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Chrome Could Do and learn how to add a quick-access scratchpad to your bookmark bar, create search shortcuts, and use a shortcut to copy and paste text without formatting (so very cool). (Fast Company)
- If you're looking for a way to promote your cause and engage others in the effort, use Thunderclap, a crowdspeaking platform for social media. It's easy to use and there are free and paid (affordable) plans.
- SmugMug is buying Flickr. Flickr reports:
Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.
We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.
- Adam Grant's simple matrix to get employees (or kids) more engaged and creative is a good, short read with links. (Quartz)
- The Surprising Power of Questions (Harvard Business Review)
- It’s Time for Nonprofits to Grow Their Earned Media Strategy (Nonprofit Hub)
- Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership (Nonprofit Hub)
- 22 Must-Read Research Reports for the Nonprofit Sector (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
- Six Skills that Transfer Well to Nonprofit Leadership Positions does a terrific job of briefly explaining why specific skills, such as influencing colleagues and managing in all directions, matter in nonprofits. While directed at those leaving the corporate or government worlds for the nonprofit sector, a good read for those already in nonprofits as a reminder of what skills are important and perhaps a motivator to improve. (The Bridgespan Group)
- Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence? (Harvard Business Review)
- Are you on Instagram? Do you know how to share great content belonging to others? How to Reshare an Instagram Post to Your Instagram Stories walks you through the process. (Social Media Examiner)
- The High Cost of Unhappy Employees and What to Do About It, June 21. Free. (Omnia Group)
- Could a tax incentive pry empty nesters from their oversize homes? (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Why you stink at fact-checking (The Conversation)
- The communication error we all make, and how it intensifies conflict (Big Think)
- Read or listen to Being a Wife Is Not a Feminist Failure: You can balance fierce female strength with loving devotion (Medium)
- Will Self: In Praise of Difficult Novels (LitHub)