Local events and resources
Young people ages 5-26 are encouraged to envision a world where everyone has the same chance at living in a healthy way and participate in the National Academy of Medicine Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity art project. Social determinants of health—such as access to productive green space, jobs, neighborhood safety—affect many who live in Wards 7 and 8. Who better to enter the contest?! Go online to learn more. The submission deadline is February 28, 2019.
Anacostia community forum focuses on breast cancer: This article in Environmental Factor, a newsletter produced by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, describes a recent multidisciplinary network meeting to “examine the effects of environmental exposures that may predispose a woman to breast cancer throughout her life.” The event was two days and involved local community leaders like Brenda Lee Richardson and Natalie Williams.
Legal Aid holiday closures: Legal Aid will be closed to the public December 24, 2018-January 1, 2019. In addition, general intake at their Northwest and Southeast (Big Chair) locations will be closed December 24, 2018-January 11, 2019. Normal intake hours resume Monday, January 14, 2019.
Tools and resources
Join the conversation on r/nonprofit: Any recommendations for tools to help with online scheduling of volunteers?
Need a social analytics tool? Lightful lets you "plan and schedule your posts in advance to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn." They'll "also give you tips to make sure your social media posts are working as hard as possible, for maximum effect." As for analytics, Lightful writes, "Sometimes it can seem difficult to know exactly how much effect you are having on social media, but our Analytics can change all that. We'll break down your performance at post and campaign level, as well as by social profile so you can see exactly how you're getting on." The tool has a free and several paid options. The Free For Life plan is the company's "social media and campaign management tool suited for those just starting out on their journey to conquer social. Because we’re of the sector, for the sector we believe beyond profits deserve a great tool at no cost, forever, no credit card, no catches, no gimmicks."
11 Facebook Updates You Need To Know for 2019 covers ads, augmented reality, metrics, and more. (Social Media Today via Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Whole Whale's How to write a year in review recap (that doesn’t sound like one of those season’s greetings letters) for your organization is smart and thoughtful. Read.
The Biggest Graphic Design Trends of 2019 [Infographic]: See examples of the trends (in the infographic below) and learn deets by reading the Venngage report.
getting honest feedback from staff about their boss is an incredibly important post. The question is a good one and the responses are responsible. Have other suggestions? Jump in and contribute.
How much to donate as a new Board Member? is as timely (end-of-year giving) as it is essential. Does your board have a policy? Frame of reference in the handbook? Are potential board members told about giving/getting responsibility? (r/nonprofit)
Leadership is as much about learning as it is about teaching (Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations; Speaker, Author of Chief Joy Officer and Joy, Inc. on LinkedIn)
Curated by LinkedIn editors, Today's workers want more than perks is a collection of articles about organization culture, company perks, attracting and keeping employees, and what employee's want. Perks may not be common in nonprofits or government, but there are things that can be done to attract and retain top-notch employees. Does anything in this curation resonate with you? What are you doing that works? What have you tried that doesn't work? Leave a comment.
Faves December 16-31 from 42 Free Nonprofit Webinars For December 2018 : How to Get the Dream Nonprofit Job You Deserve (December 18) and Hold the Phone: Mobile Marketing Tips for Each Generation (December 19).
Solar power doesn't just clear the air; it helps build independence in Ukraine (Michael Y., President & Director at Refraction Asset Management Ltd. on LinkedIn)
How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross and 11 Questions Interesting People Always Ask to Spark Great Conversations (New York Times, Inc., respectively)