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Tuesday Highlights

Posted by laurelgerard on June 16, 2009

1. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published a piece entitled “How a Philanthropist Got His Inspiration.” This story explains how John Gardner, a nonprofit and government leader who founded such organizations as Common Cause and Independent Sector, inspired Jeff Skoll, the first president of eBay. 

2. The Change Management Blog recently announced a seminar entitled “Facilitating Virtual Collaboration.” It will be held on September 18th at Keble College Oxford. This seminar will teach some important tips for creating and maintaining a blog. 

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3. Global Integrity Commons published an article entitled “USA: Why was the Inspector General of Americorps fired?” The article discusses the abrupt firing of the inspector general of Americorps, Gerald Walpin. 

4. The Nonprofit Board Crisis published a piece concerning the growing role of nonprofits in the newspapers. The piece, “Nonprofit Role in Newspapers to Grow” explains that although for-profit newspapers continue to be popular, nonprofit sources are getting to be primary sources for investigative reporting. 

5. Technola announced that the American Bar Association has recently published a fundraising manual. The manual “Innovative Fundraising Ideas for Legal Services-2004 Edition,” is priced at $1 (plus shipping and handling.) This manual “provides information on 30 initiatives for developing funding to support the delivery of civil legal services to the poor” and “offers a user-friendly overview of each fundraising strategy, examples of successful implementation, and the names of individuals who can be contacted to further discuss each initiative described.” 

6. What Do you Stand For? published a piece discussing “Summer Cause Campaigns.” The piece discusses three campaigns that were recently launched: Electrolux’s “Virtual Lemonade Stand,” Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good,” and Gap’s “The Ultimate Happy Hour.” The Gap Ultimate Happy Hour encourages and rewards Gap employees all over the world for volunteer work. This is a good example of corporations making an effort to give back to the world. 

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