Buzz, News You Need to Know

Pet food stamps, job hunting with social media, and Mark Zuckerberg: What happened this week?

Here’s a roundup of what’s buzzing in the social sector this week.

Photo credit: mrjoro, Creative Commons/Flickr

Photo credit: mrjoro, Creative Commons/Flickr

Watch these:
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and more star in a video promoting the new nonprofit foundation Code.org, which is encouraging kids to learn how to code.

Read these:

  • Here’s an in-depth article, talking to several nonprofit executives, about whether nonprofit organizations are too nice. Do you agree?
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy had an online chat this week to discuss how to use social media in the job hunt. The transcript is now available.
  • Go to Idealist’s Facebook page to join the conversation about if a “no-fire” policy would work for nonprofit organizations.

Listen to these:

  • Bryan Garner, author of the Harvard Business Review’s Guide to Better Business Writing gives advice on how to improve your business writing skills in this podcast.
  • One the Chronicle of Philanthropy website, there’s a podcast on why foundations should pay attention to radical thinkers.
  • Heather McLeod Grant, a senior consultant at the Monitor Institute, spoke at the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute on “Creating Forces for Good in Nonprofit Management.”

What news do you have to share?

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