Here’s a our latest collection of resources and information that we’ve sorted out for you from our reference and information-seeking work over the last two weeks. Enjoy!
- Who’s Knocking at My Firewall Door? Simple Security for the Nonprofit IT Professional
From NTEN, this post by Bruce M. Wolfe, Marin Institute answers, “How is a CIO or IT manager with limited experience in a low-budget nonprofit to keep up without breaking the bank?”
- What Would Homer Simpson Do? Your Messages and the Emerging Science of Behavioral Economics
An NTEN blog piece cowritten by Alia Mckee and Mark Rovner of Sea Change Strategies and Katya Andresen of Network for Good. Learn about the concept of Behavioral Economics and how to craftmessages that get responses.
How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer, posted above, is a newer title on Behavioral Economics, available at ACPL. You’ll find the titles mentioned in the NTEN post at the bottom of the Lehrer title in the catalog. Click on the book to go to the ACPL catalog and place a hold.
- Messaging Crisis for Nonprofits
Nancy Schwartz of the Getting Attention Blog reports on a survey of nonprofit professionals and their Messaging. Measure your feelings about your communications to those of survey respondents and get tips on improvements.
- Talkin’ About My Generation
On her blog, Creating the Future!, Hildy Gotlieb posted her personal take on the “Leadership Gap” in our sector. Because we talk about our generations a lot at the PCNRC and as the comments have grown, we thought perhaps you might be interested in the conversation.
Statistics and Reports
- Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2010
Among Northeast Indiana households with children served by food banks, 84% are food insecure and 40% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 220.127.116.11) See the report compiled on Northeast Indiana for Community Harvest Foodbank.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy unveiled its new website that we think is a smart match to its the print edition banner.