Local events and resources
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The application for the 2019 Echoing Green Fellowship is now open! Emerging community leaders, movement builders, and social impact champions ready to launch their ideas or early-stage organizations are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply at echoinggreen.org/apply (link in bio). #echoinggreen #egfellows #socialimpact #movementbuilding #communityaction #communityengagement #socialchange #socialjustice
It’s Halloween Season: Time to Bring Your Digital Content Back from the Dead! Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm: You’ve only updated your organization’s blog or social media account twice in the last year, and they’re ghost towns. You’re out of content ideas. Your numbers are near zero. What to do? In a Halloween-themed session from NetSquared DC, join VC's Kate Fink and Bee Measure's Emily Patterson as they help you evaluate your ~spooky~ accounts and decide if they’re worth saving.
Black Washingtonians Facebook public group: “This group was created to be a catalyst to keep the Black Community in DC informed of all things economical, political, social and historical taking place in Washington, DC. Please feel free to post in the group but also please make sure it’s relevant to our goal of unifying Black Washingtonians and keeping us relevant in a city trying to push us out. Let’s promote civic engagement and grassroots organizing and educating our selves on the politics and socio-economic happenings in OUR city as well as the history and fun social events that we all might like to partake in.”
Probate Resource Center: The Probate Resource Center, which is staffed by attorneys via the DC Bar Pro Bono Center, has a new room: Room 316 in D.C. Superior Court Building A (515 5th St, NW). The center opens at 12:30 pm but the DC Bar reports the center is usually at capacity and those who arrive later than 11:30 am are not likely to be seen.
Add your name to the east of the river small business and consultant directory: Congress Heights on the Rise is creating this directory “so that organizations, businesses and DC government looking for qualified east of the river talent can find us easily.” Learn more.
Jason Yuckenberg is the new Chief of Staff for the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity: A long-time DC government employee, Jason has moved from the Department of Parks and Recreation to DMGEO. He has done previous stints in the Office of the City Administrator, DGS, and the Council of the District of Columbia. Contact him at DMGEO (2235 Shannon Pl, SE, Washington, DC 20020) or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tools and resources
Flashcards for adults! Flashcard Machine has public policy flashcards. So cool. And helpful on their own but also useful to create a webinar or workshop on public policy, ways to participate in the process, more!
Makerbook "is hand-picked directory featuring the very best, free resources for creatives." Categories include graphics, video, and photography.
The Social Justice Phrase Guide is a "tool to craft inclusive messages. Whether developing language for your organization, communicating through media platforms or engaging in personal discussions, follow these guidelines to successfully communicate across communities." The pamphlet was written by The Opportunity Agenda and Advancement Project.
AMA's are not just for Reddit. Social Media Examiner's How to Plan a Successful Ask Me Anything (AMA) Experience explains everything you need to know from selecting a platform, to prepping answers, to selecting a good time.
7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas: Basic, sure, but they also pack a punch!
Ban laptops from meetings?: "Is it okay to be on your computer or phone during work meetings? Politeness aside, research suggests that even the mere presence of a phone in the room compromises our brain power."
End of Year Fundraising Digital Strategy is a four-week course featuring 90-minute sessions with live Q&A, resource templates, and more.
Faves from 48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2018, October 16-31: The Value of Volunteering (October 18), Data Enrichment 101: Best Practices to Optimize Your Donor Database (October 25), and The Art & Science of Effective Gift Acknowledgements (October 25).
Nonprofits Get Out the Vote: Strategies and Messaging, October 11. (Nonprofit Vote)
Taxes and the Racial Wealth Divide: What the New Tax Law Means for Households of Color (webinar), October 25.
How to build advocates’ evaluation capacity–start with the advocates! is a must-read for any company (for-profit or nonprofit) doing advocacy.
Cincinnati Access Fund: $3.5M fund offers new growth opportunity for women, minority business owners (via Breaking Good from the Case Foundation)