Weekly Must-Reads: June 6

A list of great articles I’ve read and posted to Twitter between May 23 – June 5, 2010.  This week’s topics include: I.R.S.; Sector Trends; Social Media & Internet; Finance & Economy; and Potpourri.

While it has been two weeks since my last Must-Read, don’t worry about overload. Between my daughter running into a door and needing stitches and my internet being on the fritz for four days, its been a slow couple of weeks.  Well, here’s hoping for a better week that last…

Tizku Lemitzvot,

Shuey

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I.R.S.

New online tax form for small US charities: Good. IRS deadline-extension of new form: Bad.http://ow.ly/1ODte via @philanthropy

The misleading reality created by the IRS 990 & 2 ways to change it (Harvard Business Review)http://ow.ly/1SGhi via @bethsteinberg

Which lines in IRS 990 give snapshot of org’s financial health? http://ow.ly/1SFDt via@NAFund @FollowMCF // G8 resources 4 NPOs/Foundations

Dangerous assumptions of volunteerism by US Gov’ harm volunteers & paid staff of #nonprofitsector http://ow.ly/1Ti4V via @NonprofitSRQ

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Sector Trends

Study shows widespread innovation among NPOs & efforts to measure programs effectiveness, on @eJPhil http://ow.ly/1STDm

RT @Philanthropy: British charities are getting hurt by a real-estate slump: http://ht.ly/1TCv6

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Social Media & Internet

RT @avinashkaushik: [For Bloggers, Twitterers] 5 Ways To Manage Your Critics http://zqi.me/d5oFu6 >> Great advice 4 online & offline critics

Cute (& true) >> RT @bkmacdaddy: Everything You Need to Know About Social Media You Should Have Learned in Pre-school http://bit.ly/cLvHz0

RT @nptechblogs: Six tips for managing an international workforce, on @wiserearthhttp://bit.ly/aVAZyg // Crucial for NPOs operating abroad

RT @GuyKawasaki: 7 tools to back up your social media content http://ow.ly/1Tige

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Finance & Economy

Bank of Israel Governor: #Israel dodged property bubble when government intervened in mortgage sector http://ow.ly/1TETK

#Israel Banks using new rules as excuse to raise mortgage rates http://ow.ly/1RXAs

Good summary of influences on the Shekel with predictions for the future. http://ow.ly/1TfrF#israel #currency

4 accurate ways to quantify the state of jitters in financial markets. http://ow.ly/1RXJ8 // Interesting, fear is quantifable

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Potpourri

RT @davidcorman: Headline of the day: Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues http://selnd.com/92ipOH

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