Grow your capacity: Life after a DC internship, networking for good, local podcast support, more
Local Events and Resources
East of the River Casehandlers meeting, Friday, June 29: The quarterly meeting takes place Friday, June 29 at 10:00 am at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library; all are invited. Two community-based organizations—Hire From D.C. (William Shelton, Executive Director) and The National Re-entry Network for Returning Citizens (Courtney Stewart, Chairman/CEO)—are featured and reps will discuss what they do. Attendees will also share current work activities and advocacy goals. RSVP to Melody Webb, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 269-5115.
The East of the River Casehandlers is a group of legal services providers that was organized to meet every three months east of the Anacostia River to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. The quarterly meetings are opportunities to share informational resources to strengthen client communities. Meetings are open to all, and all advocates, including community members, are encouraged to attend.
Programming changes at WAMU: Earlier this month, WAMU announced programming changes. The changes started Monday, June 25. The good news is that local original reporting and programming is not affected so don’t delete contact information for Martin Austermuhle, Kojo Nnamdi, and others. Read the article to learn the details about what’s new, gone, and moved.
You’ve had an enriching summer interning in Washington, DC. What’s next? Join us for a panel discussion with recruiters, former interns and entrepreneurs as they discuss some of the biggest issues facing interns today. Learn about resources and perhaps make a connection or two.
The Pod Shop to train and support podcasters in the DC region: WAMU has launched The Pod Shop, “a three-month initiative that will train, support and promote local podcast producers. The program will select up to five creators to participate in twice-weekly sessions during which they will receive creative guidance, a $2,500 funding award and assistance in developing their material into one or more pilot episodes, which will be distributed in a single podcast feed via WAMU.” Applications are due July 6.
Interns are the future workforce of the social sector-they're going to save the world one day! Join other "super hero" interns for a networking happy hour at Mission in Dupont Circle. Learn about resources and opportunities from your peers, forge potential collaborations or just enjoy stimulating conversation with other aspiring social sector professionals.
Tools and Resources
- If you require audio transcription, try Deepgram. With the free service brain, users' audio is machine transcribed quickly and with high accuracy. Found on Journalist's Toolbox.
- Create comparison tables for your website with Compare Ninja. Free and paid plans.
- ProPublica's Nonprofit Explorer:
Use this database to view summaries of 3 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations and see financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses. You can browse IRS data released since 2013 and access over 9.6 million tax filing documents going back as far as 2001.
- How to Revisit Requesting a Raise From Your Boss offers specific advice. (Career Contessa)
- The Most Productive Meetings Have Fewer Than 8 People briefly describes the problem and offers specific actions you can take to fix it. (HBR)
- Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso on iTunes:
On each episode of the Girlboss Radio, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and vulnerable, honest conversations you won't hear anywhere else. Conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life.
- Have a job opening or looking for a job? Try using #ReignyDayJobs on Twitter and "get seen by 80K people." Created and managed by April Reign.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies (New York Times) (metered paywall)
- Beyond Social Media: Identifying and Mobilizing Supporters with Data, July 25: Free.
- If you watch YouTube, you've undoubtedly seen cards in the vids. Read Biteable's YouTube Cards Guide to learn ways to use them and how to embed them.
- Activating the Collective Power of Latino Engagement and Giving – A Virtuous Circle, July 23: Free webinar.