Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of what was buzzing in the sector this week.
Avoid things that create excess noise, such as typing or messing with something near the computer’s microphone. Typing during a Skype interview is one of my pet peeves. If you want to take notes, grab a notepad and a pencil.
Check the internet 10 minutes before your interview, and let your interviewer know if there are any problems. This avoids awkward situations later, like “opps, my camera isn’t working” which makes you look unprepared.
Allow for a slight delay, especially on a long-distance connection. If you notice the signal going in and out, or the video/sound having delays, patiently suggest to the interviewer that you might restart the call to avoid any sound issues.
Also: pants optional?
- Google Reader will be shut down on Monday! Gizmodo has 10 alternatives to try.
- Goodwill has come under fire for paying employees with disabilities as little as 22 cents per hour. It’s legal for them to do so, but is it ethical, especially for a nonprofit? Chime in.
- Is service the silver bullet for both solving national problems and creating jobs? Aspen and TIME Magazine are leading the debate on this.
- Trying to get a handle on all of the recent SCOTUS decisions? The New York Times is providing ongoing coverage, debates, and interactive features.
- Three big studies have been released recently on overhead, philanthropy, and the worst nonprofits in the United States. Nonprofit Quarterly has a review of them all.
As the world worries about Nelson Mandela’s health, many are reflecting on his global impact. GOOD has put together a list of some of the most popular songs honoring Madiba.
Can we scale our impact by focusing on being small? Watch this interview with Tiffany Persons, Founder and Executive Director of Shine on Sierra Leone to learn more.
Read anything interesting lately? Any news to share? Add them in the comments.