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Local events and resources
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Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO) offers Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) lottery orientations, required for participation in the DC government's IZ program. Households interested in renting or purchasing an IZ property must attend an IZ Orientation on the fourth Thursday of the month at Noon or 2:30 pm.
After three eye-opening years, next week will be my last @wcp. I'm leaving to head up @CurbedDC for @voxmediainc later this month, hoping to build the site's editorial muscle with local development news and features. Please drop me a line if you have story pitches or ideas! (1/2)— Andrew Giambrone (@AndrewGiambrone) July 6, 2018
Tools and resources
- The Emoji Report. Useful info. With pictures!
- Bookmark this Quartz piece: The trick to staying close to coworkers when you work from home
- Social Media Definitions: The Ultimate Glossary of Terms You Should Know. Bookmark this site and share with others. (HubSpot)
- ICYMI: Facebook API Changes Mean You Can No Longer Auto Post Tweets to Facebook. (SocialMediaToday)
- Looking for more free and low-cost photo/image sites? Try 1) 85+ Free and Low-cost Image Sources (PDF) by Gratzer Graphics LLC and 2) flickr.com; use "Commercial use allowed" if needed for a commercial project or "All Creative Commons" for nonprofit use.
- Question 3 in Adam Grant's Wondering column for July 2018 is a winner: "How do you realize your true calling through work?" Grant doesn't disappoint. His response is thoughtful and full of links for further exploration. (I think I'm developing another work crush)
- The Important Benefits of Being Grateful at Work (Thrive)
- Are Women Afraid to Compete With Each Other at Work? (Kristin Wong, Glamour)
- Faves from 44 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2018, August 16-31: 5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (August 21); #GivingTuesday Game Plan (August 29); Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner's Essential Skills (August 30). (Wild Apricot)
- If your organization uses volunteers or wants to, go to VolunteerMatch to see what free webinars they are offering.
- Public Webinar: Recordkeeping and Reporting for 501(c)(3) Organizations that Lobby, September 25. (Bolder Advocacy Initiative/Alliance for Justice)
- Public Webinar: Social Media Rules for 501(c)(3) Organizations, October 30. (Bolder Advocacy Initiative/Alliance for Justice)
- Natural Burials Are Rising, and That's Good for the Planet (PacificStandard)
- Why it's so hard for doctors to understand your pain
- How Microsoft fixed the worst thing about product packaging (Fast Company)
- The life-changing skills you learn at a summer job (Quartz)
- The intro to Adam Grant's Wondering column for July 2018 rocks:
Extraverts get energy from interacting with other people, but so do introverts. The difference is that introverts get overloaded more easily. Wherever you stand on that spectrum, it's worth paying attention to what kinds of social situations energize you and which ones exhaust you. Here’s my graph: