* Blue Avocado webinar coming up: Recruit 4 Great Board Members in the Next 4 Months, with Jan Masaoka. How to get names of the right people and how to approach them using both strategic and ultra-practical tips. Thurs, Dec 17, 10 am Pacific time, $50 – $150. Co-sponsored by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training; click here to register.
* Blue Avocado webinar on Building a Dashboard For Your Nonprofit with Jan Masaoka. Fast way and tons of examples on setting up Red/Yellow/Green indicators for financial health, program deliverables, governance, HR matters, and more. Co-sponsored by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. $45, Tues, January 26, noon Pacific time.
* Conference call on nonprofit furloughs: As part of the research for an upcoming article on nonprofit furloughs, we'd like to invite 20 nonprofit folk onto a conference call to discuss how you've implemented them, the unexpected impacts, and how your thinking has evolved as furloughs have been in place for several weeks or months. If you can participate on this call on Wednesday, December 16, at 11 am Pacific time, please click here and send us your email, name, title, organization and geographic location — all of which will be kept confidential. We'll send you the call-in information once we finalize the group.
* Office Sign Photo Contest: Everywhere we go, we see fun signs on nonprofit walls . . . interesting ways to tell people to wash their dishes, or recycle, or something nobody understands. Take a cell phone photo of a good sign in your office and send it to us at email@example.com. Box of avocados mailed to the winner!