Local events and resources
The Elections Are Over, What’s Next? The State of South East DC Town Hall Meeting, Monday, November 26: Sponsored by the Black United Front, the event will connect residents with newly elected, current, and appointed officials to see what is on the horizon for 2019 and for residents to share their concerns and ideas for what residents would leaders to do. The topics guiding the event are business grants, education for our children, and public safety.
The D.C. Bar and the D.C Bar Pro Bono Center will be closed from December 24 - January 1: As a result, the following court-based resource centers will also be closed: Landlord Tenant Resource Center, Consumer Law Resource Center, and Probate Resource Center (closed December 25 and January 1) [not to be confused with the Court's recently formed Probate Self-Help Center, which will operate during hours to be determined by the Court.] The Center will also be closed for telephone intake during this time.
Neighborhood Legal Services Program's Small Claims Resource Center holiday schedule: The Center will be closed December 27.
Digital, campaign, creative jobs: Ted Fickes tracks and curates a list of jobs around the world that work at the intersection of digital, organizing, and communications. The list includes email lists, groups, job boards, etc. If you have a resource to add, the doc is editable.
Tools and resources
Canva 2.0 is here! Features: faster editing with more reliability, publishing directly to a variety of platforms (LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Slack, and more), search capability for templates, website creation, and much more.
Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Checklist (Idealware)
Running an online contest for your nonprofit: checklist of tips for success (Nonprofit MarCommunity)
When No One Retires (HBR)
Alternatives for the word "poverty": Read and contribute alternatives (r/nonprofit)
The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain is a must-read and must-bookmark. (The Atlantic)
Adam Grant, in October newsletter:
Things I wish leaders would stop saying:
"People are the most valuable asset in our company."
No, people *are* your company.
Stanford Social Innovation Review offers the free webinar Trust in Media is at an All-Time Low: What Nonprofits, Funders, & Organizations Can Do Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 pm promises interactivity and real-world examples. The webinar will consider the factors that are contributing to declining trust in media, the importance of data and research in driving solution-building, data-driven approaches to restore trust in media and address the spread of misinformation, and most importantly, opportunities for nonprofits, funders, startups, and others to support problem-solving. Registrants can watch the day of the event and on-demand for 12 months. Registrants can also download the slides.
Build an Inclusive Culture with Minimal Resources, November 15
Make the Ask: How to Write a Fundraising Letter (Nonprofit Hub)
How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring (Scientific American)
Bank on morality (Washington University in St. Louis)
How to avoid raising a materialistic child (University of Illinois)
New study shows expanding Medicaid improves access to care for low-income adults (Coalition on Human Needs)
Who Are the Most Trustworthy? The Guilt Prone (Knowledge @ Wharton)