Public Service Announcements

I'm in Chicago at a really interesting meeting on the future of learning, schools, libraries and other institutions. While I collect my thoughts on those topics, here is is a select group of competitions, job announcements and other stuff (see post below on internship at Craigslist) that came my way and may be of interest to you:

Ashoka/Changemakers
Join the 8th Changemakers Collaborative Competition - "Entrepreneuring Peace: innovation in managing group conflict." Participating now offers you the opportunity to gain access to investors, a community of innovators, and wealth of new ideas. Twelve finalists will attend the "2007 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England in March 2007. Three winners will receive each $5,000. Enter the competition before January 10, 2007 at www.changemakers.net

Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Portland (SVPP) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of engaged citizens committed to achieving measurable social change in the four-county area surrounding Portland, Oregon. Our partner teams give time, money, and expertise to strengthen innovative non-profit organizations and develop strategic solutions to community problems. We are a volunteer organization; the Executive Director is our primary staff position, although we may add a clerical position in the future to support the activities of the Executive Director based on need. Contact jean@svpportland.org for full job description and application process: Applicants should submit resume and cover letter via email to jean@svpportland.org or by regular mail to the following address no later than December 31, 2006.

Executive Director

Cultural Tourism DC in Washington, DC, has retained Slesinger Management Services to recruit an Executive Director. Information available at


Free NPO Website monitoring during giving season

AlertSite Helps Deliver Holiday Cheer to Charitable Organizations


AlertSite, a leading provider of web performance measurement, systems monitoring and security vulnerability scanning services, today announced CharityWorks, a program designed to provide six months of free web site monitoring for charitable organizations.
Effective immediately, and through December 31, non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3)* status involved in raising funds or collecting goods such as food, clothes, toys, books, etc., can contact AlertSite at charityworks@alertsite.com to request free monitoring for one URL of their choice over a six-month period. As part of this service, organizations will receive e-mail notifications if the site experiences any outages. CharityWorks is a free program and, since it does not require any software installation, monitoring can begin almost immediately.


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