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Online information overload — and how to cope
Susan J. Ellis via Energize Inc.    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How learning has evolved: Spiral notebooks, pens and pencils, backpacks, and more continue to entice students in an array of designs and colors, but for adults, the most important tool for life-long learning is the Internet. The trouble is that we are drowning in data. What does this mean for our own professional development and for volunteer involvement? More

Using games to foster teamwork
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Members will face many situations where teamwork plays a critical role: whether it's working together on an environmental project that requires lots of strong hands or inspiring young people to collaborate on a community service project. Using games and other collaborative activities in trainings can be a great way for members to practice cooperation. More

Volunteer recruitment: Tips from the field
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This resource was developed by Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D. and Betsy Clubine with a team of volunteer professionals from around the state of Texas as a project for the Charles A. Dana Center at U.T. Austin. More

The end of management, or just a different style?
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The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week that declared "the End of Management" as we know it. Depending on who your managers have been over the years, this might sound like a good thing. But what exactly did Alan Murray mean when he said it? Basically, his contention was that management as we knew it for most of the 20th century no longer applies to the way we work today. More

5 small business resources you should be following on Twitter
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The best resources aren't always financial. Sometimes, the most valuable resources are the business people who have been through it before. Fortunately, the modern entrepreneur doesn't have to physically know a bunch of other business owners to get good advice. Thanks to social media, it's easy to get inside access to the brains of all these smart people. More

Plastic bag ban fails in California
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The Associated Press reports that California lawmakers have rejected Senate bill AB 1998, which would have banned the use of plastic shopping bags in retail stores. The bill's chief opponent, the American Chemistry Council, spent millions lobbying against the ban, according to the report. More

Consumer confidence rises in August
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A key measure of consumer morale made a surprising turn higher in August, but Americans still feel jittery about the economy. The Consumer Confidence Index rose to 53.5 in August, from July's upwardly revised level of 51.0 said the Conference Board, a New York-based research group that compiles the index. The rise follows two months of losses and beats the drop to 50 that economists surveyed by were expecting. More
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