Online Newsletters I Read Regularly
The best newsletters, IMO, are still those that are text based in email: no graphics, just great, punchy, short text that let's me know what's worth looking into and maybe even using or promoting myself.
Here is a list of the newsletters to which I subscribe and that lead me to incredibly valuable information. I make time every week or month to read these newsletters, and never feel that my time is wasted:
The Southern African NGO Network, or SANGONeT, is an incredible resource for nonprofits working in Southern Africa. It's my favorite resource produced by an alliance serving nonprofit organizations in any country. I would love to find more such networks.
TO SUBSCRIBE: send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRAW is the United Nations International Research and training Institute for the Advancement of Women. INSTRAW promotes applied research on gender, facilitates information sharing, and supports capacity building through networking mechanisms such as GAINS and multi-stakeholder partnerships with UN agencies, governments, academia and civil society. Its email update provides an update about its latest resources and activities.
The Siyanda web site is a database of gender and development materials from around the world. It is also an interactive space where gender practitioners can share ideas, experiences and resources. The email newsletter provides information on updates to the site.
This site is focused on managers of paid employees at for-profit companies. I subscribe to the Workforce Online newsletter because it leads me to policy and practice discussions, as well as legal rulings, that can be quite helpful to managing volunteers. It has a pro-management/anti-worker tone that can be frustrating, but overall, it's well worth my time.
VersionTracker Mac OS Weekly Mailing
This is an email-based newsletter that let's me know when the latest version of any Mac software out there. I read it every time, and it's helped me keep up-to-date on the very latest software available for my computer.
What about my RSS reader?
Most of what's in my RSS reader relates to tracking certain subjects in the news and updates to my favorite blogs. Right now, I'm not tracking anything in my RSS reader that primarily relates to nonprofits. If I start, I'll add what I'm subscribed to here.
Also see this list of my favorite online discussion groups
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