Local events and resources
“Community Health Connect” on immigrant health, Tuesday, November 13: The Association of American Medical Colleges and Community Advisory Group are sponsoring this forum to bring together an inclusive and mutually supportive network for health professionals, learners and social service providers to address determinants of health for immigrant communities DC.
Aiming Upstream: Waste Prevention Campaigns, Thursday, November 8: This webinar will discuss the trend of recycling programs facing headwinds over contamination and market turmoil and using behavioral science to promote more effective environmental campaigns. Free. (from DC EcoWomen)
Waste reduction – the forgotten R, Thursday, November 15: National nonprofit New Dream uses social marketing to change behavior and their work along with recent waste reduction research is discussed in this free webinar. (from DC EcoWomen)
Clean Energy 101 Bootcamp, Saturday, November 3: The event is designed to give current students, recent grads, and those interested in pursuing a career in clean energy an introduction to fundamental concepts of clean energy technology, finance, policy, and business development. It will also offer extensive opportunities to network and learn from current professionals about what it means to work in government, industry, advocacy, science, and entrepreneurship roles across the clean energy sector. Registration is capped so register today. $60 for general admission and $35 for current students. A light breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided. Sponsors: Clean Energy Leadership Institute and the Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club.
Creating a Creative Culture, Thursday, November 8: Learn how to create a culture of creativity using simple and systematic changes in this free webinar.
Wells Fargo unveils D.C. initiative to triple charitable giving, boost small business lending is a must-read from WBJ: Major takeaway: “The bulk of that money comes in the form of boosting its loan activity and equity investments, with Wells Fargo pledging to maintain or grow its small business and community lending and do more to spur economic development in D.C. Wards 7 and 8. Another $16 million comes in the form of charitable giving, representing a tripling of Wells Fargo’s previous philanthropic commitment.” And this: “Hugh Rowden, senior vice president and head of community relations engagement programs and mortgage outreach for Wells Fargo. . . stressed the need to focus on communities in the District left behind during the most recent period of economic growth. He said the initiative will aim to help with affordable housing, both rental and owned, small business creation and access to credit and job training and employment.”
Tools and resources
Twitter's Experimenting with a Range of New Features Aimed at Improving Engagement: Writes SocialMediaToday, "Keen to prompt new conversations, Twitter's testing a new 'ice breakers' option, which would enable users to pose a specific question to their audience in order to prompt further engagement."
Coverr produces free videos organizations can use on their homepage. Seven are released every Monday.
Grammar Girl's 'In Regard To' Versus 'In Regards To' explainer is share-worthy.
Keep to yourself! Don’t offer co-workers help unless asked is an incredibly useful explainer for people at all levels of an organization. The takeaway: "In some ways, Johnson said that his research suggests workers mind their own business and not go looking for problems to solve. Ultimately, he said, help is good – but just wait to be asked for it." (Michigan State University)
Your guide to creating a social media policy (Sprout Social)
November 1-15 faves from 34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2018: Addressees and Salutations in a Nonbinary World (November 1); The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (November 6); and Disaster Readiness: How Houston Food Bank® Thrived Through Tragedy (November 13).
CIRCLE Poll: So Much for Slacktivism, As Youth Translate Online Engagement to Offline Political Action (CIRCLE, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University)
Dreams Deferred: A Survey on the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Survivors' Education, Careers, and Economic Security (Institute for Women's Policy Research) as mentioned in Pacific Standard's The Economic Implications of Domestic Abuse.
It's Okay to Be Good and Not Great (Outside)
'Winners Take All': Can Elites Really Change the World for the Better? (Knowledge@Wharton)
A Truly Great Boss is hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. (Brigette Hyacinth on LinkedIn)
The Next Phase of Be Fearless: The Book (The Case Foundation)