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If you had to grade a panda bear's efforts as an animal, would you give it an "F"? The authors of the Animal Review Blog, a very funny and very sarcastic blog--now a book--had no qualms about flunking pandas for occupying "valuable zoo space while bringing little to the table." Apparently cute doesn't cut it for them.
Would only a crazy (and crazy-in-love) married couple want to be co-executive directors? On the other hand, what nonprofit wouldn't want two full-time staff for the price of one? We spoke with two such couples . . . here's how they experience this unique type of job sharing:
"We heard about the job at Options Schools and decided to apply for it as co-executive directors. They thought it would at least be interesting to talk to us!" This position is, in fact, Dave and Paulette Hassell's fifth job as co-directors. They had begun in the Peace Corps serving five terms as co-directors in countries including Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea.
"We've always applied for one position together, and make it clear we understand it is one salary," says Paulette. "It does cost them . . .
Each of these Sporcle games takes about three minutes. But watch out . . . three hours could slip by! You don't usually have to list answers in order and watch out, spelling counts. Here are three to get get you started:
In a disaster, nonprofits and for-profits have some similar needs -- like having a data backup plan to ensure business continuity. But nonprofits also often have crucial roles in providing assistance to others in the immediate aftermath.
Community members are used to turning to their local organizations for help in the moments after disaster strikes and even before first responders arrive they will look to your organization. In Hurricane Katrina, for instance, nonprofits stepped up to help without worrying about whether helping disaster victims was "mission creep"!
While your organization should have emergency supplies and a disaster plan, in this article we look at something much simpler: what you should have in your desk or workstation:
1. Flashlight. Don't get stuck in the dark -- literally! Electricity is typically one of the first things to go out. Your office or theater or warehouse should have flashlights, but get one for yourself, too, so that you'll have one instantly, and the organizational ones can be used by others.
2. Whistle. You can use it to . . .
Take your pick: First we offer a beautiful blues song from Louis Armstrong (click here for the music video):
Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worries on the doorstep
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street.
Something old, something new . . . something to sprinkle into your lunchtime conversations . . .