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Local events and resources
Andrea McCarren departing Channel 9/WUSA: Per DCRTV, “Longtime DC TV reporter Andrea McCarren leaves Channel 9/WUSA for PenFed Credit Union where she'll be chief content officer for PenFed Digital. Her job will be to highlight the work of veterans, active duty service members, and military families. She begins her new job in January.”
Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Jazz & Lily Pads Concert and Photography Contest Awards, October 13, 3:00-5:00 pm: Join the Friends as they celebrate fall and all its abundance. They will have wonderful sounds of jazz from Janiela Soul, pumpkins to paint (while supplies last), arts and crafts, and ponds filled with plants and animals to explore. They will also be awarding this year's Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens photo contest winners. Please register here.
Survey Design Workshop, October 19: This in-person Foundation Center training will walk attendees through ways to develop a sound and effective survey. The day will be interactive, with individual and small group activities, demonstration, and discussion. Participants will leave with a survey that’s been reviewed by the instructor and by your peers.
The Management Center’s resource library: TMC’s online library contains worksheets, guides, and more in the areas of performance, management, culture, and more.
Tools and resources
Nonprofit Library offers free educational resources. Think board governance, fundraising, major gifts, and volunteer management.
Pexels has a new app, available for iOS and Android. From the announcement: “Use all free photos from Pexels on your phone – edit them, share them on social media, organize them in collections, use them as your wallpaper or just browse through the newest inspiring photos. All the beautiful photos are contributed by our talented community of photographers.”
Online Triage and Intake may detail how technology is helping legal services providers manage clients, intake information, and case flow, but the guide is applicable to many organization types. Free from Idealware.
The Zillow Neighborhood Boundaries dataset includes more than 17,000 US neighborhood boundaries. Data for 49 states (no Wyoming), DC and PR.
Overhead and what makes it up and the cost of it continues to confound nonprofits, governments, foundations, and individual donors alike. Here are some different takes on nonprofit overhead:
A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead (Nonprofit Quarterly)
The Anatomy of a Great Social Media Post is a must-read for new and experienced sm staff.
Visit Ideas42, whose "mission is a simple one: to use the power of behavioral science to design scalable solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems." Particularly interesting: Sparking Civic Action and NYC Summons Redesign.
Listen to danah boyd talk about "stepping outside of our narrow worldviews" in "Seeing New Worlds," a Team Human podcast episode.