Local events and resources
3rd Annual Student Forum and Career Fair, Friday, October 12: Current college students or recent graduates at all levels (undergraduates, graduates, etc.) are encouraged to attend the forum and fair, Friday October 12, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the OPM Theodore Roosevelt Building (1900 E St NW). People may participate in person and online. In person, participants may attend resume review sessions, the career fair, and the main event. In person attendance is capped so register soon.
Workforce Wednesday, October 3: The Department of Employment Services (DOES) can help DC residents receive training and prepare for their dream job. Visit the American Job Center to learn about American Job Center services and register for free industry recognized occupational skills training. DOES can assist with jobs and skills such as: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Commercial Driver's License, and construction trades.
Disaster Insurance and Preparedness Seminar, October 15: DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking are hosting the seminar to help business owners be better prepared for disasters, understand the types of insurance coverage available and which is best for you and your business. Registration is required.
Free Immigration Consultation Clinic, October 5: Ayuda is hosting this clinic at the Honduran Consulate. Potential clients can be seen regardless of where they live.
Tools and resources
Buffer is better! Buffer has enabled emojis! They write, "As you're crafting a post in Buffer, you can now type “:” and the first few letters of your desired emoji to add it to your post. You can also use the smiley face icon in the top right corner to open up a whole menu of fun emojis! 🎊🎉😁"
Buffer and FB are together again. [Publish] Facebook Page mentions explains how to use Buffer to connect with FB pages.
If you need an additional source for free photos, check out Burst. A useful feature: categories are front and center.
If you need help writing objectives, take a look at the tip sheet Writing measurable objectives (PDF). It defines, explains, and gives examples.
SSIR+National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy=Power in Philanthropy, a new series based on Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice. Starting with Kathleen P. Enright's Power, Privilege, and Effectiveness: Are Funders Connecting the Dots?, this series will, according to NCRP, "feature diverse perspectives from funders, nonprofits and others on the three dimensions of power: building power, sharing power, and wielding power. It will reframe popular concepts in philanthropy such as risk, capacity building and public leadership through the lens of power and equitable outcomes."
Should Your Nonprofit Start a Facebook Group? does more than simply answer the question. Author Christine Soucy presents a detailed look at the many benefits of FB groups and even presents the information in an easy to follow infographic. (Yay pictures!)
What Is a Chief of Staff and When Do You Need One? (The Bridgespan Group)
Getting senior volunteers to agree to background checks? offers practical advice and an explanation of why checks are important. (/r/nonprofit)
Listen Up! How Feedback Can Accelerate Nonprofit Growth and Impact, Wednesday, October 3: This free SSIR Live! interactive webinar will explore best practices, tips, and tools to collect feedback systemically from your clients, customers, and/or program participants among other important ideas and practices.
Conflict Resolution for Teams, October 25. Free. (Omnia Group)
Faves from 48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2018, October 2-15: Getting Ready for #GivingTuesday (October 3), Introduction to Corporate Giving (October 10), and The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit (October 11).
The University of Missouri study announced in Off-label use of antipsychotics higher in nursing homes with lower registered nurse staffing, MU study finds applies to nursing homes in Missouri only. But one has to wonder about whether staffing and behavior is universally true.
BPA exposure in U.S.-approved levels may alter insulin response in non-diabetic adults: “In a first study of its kind study, researchers have found that a common chemical consumers are exposed to several times a day may be altering insulin release. Results of the study, led by scientists at the University of Missouri, indicate that the Food and Drug Administration-approved "safe" daily exposure amount of BPA may be enough to have implications for the development of Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases.” (University of Missouri)
At a time when drug overdoses are becoming more prevalent and lethal, a new report provides a snapshot of regional illicit drug use and, for the first time, highlights the complexity of detecting and treating patients at hospital emergency departments for a severe drug-related event.
The objective of CESAR's study, which began in 2016, was to identify illicit drugs that caused overdoses in patients at two hospital emergency departments in Maryland.
Emergency physicians were battling a spike in accidental drug overdoses and related deaths, thought to be linked to a group of designer drugs called synthetic cannabinoids that mimic the chemicals in marijuana, known on the street as Spice or K2. One doctor described “atypical overdoses,” patients with breathing difficulties and constricted pupils who responded well to the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone, and then required sedation for acute agitation, violence and hyperactivity, all unrelated to opiate withdrawal.
The physicians believed that knowing which drugs were in use might help tailor patient treatment.