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SCP 180: Fun Items You Should Be Selling in Your Camp Store

Summer Camp Programming

SHOW NOTES Curt and Chris share their picks of items that they would like to see in a camp store. From challenge coins to Croc charms, they’ll discuss a few items you’ll consider adding to your camp store offerings.

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Tips for Editing Your Own Writing

Peak Proposals

It isn't easy to edit your own writing. Because you know what you meant to write, your eye will often gloss over misspellings, missing words, and incorrect word choices.

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10 steps to future water sustainability

GCN

Municipal water managers can harness new technologies that will adapt to changes in how water is understood, managed and shared. Cloud & Infrastructure

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The Six-Step Method to Deescalate Tension and Improve Dialogue

NLC (National League of Cities)

We all experience the increasing toxicity of our politics. Threats on social media or in the grocery store. The colleague who mutters under their breath or fails to say what they really mean in public. Vicious public comment at the table.

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PA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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Teaching policy analysis with a blog

Paul Cairney

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy : Below is the introduction to an article that I wrote for a Special Issue paper on Teaching Policy Analysis for Gestión y Análisis de Políticas Públicas (GAPP).

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What is ESG?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are useful in measuring a company’s progress toward achieving social goals in addition to creating shareholder value. McKinsey Explainers Strategy Sustainability

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Ransomware victims stand up to attackers

GCN

The drop in payments is encouraging, but a lack of transparency around ransomware reporting makes it hard to say why organizations refuse to pay, researchers say. Cybersecurity

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Black History Month: Celebrate, Honor, and Uplift with NBC-LEO 

NLC (National League of Cities)

February 1 commences a month-long celebration of Black History Month – an annual observance honoring African Americans’ immeasurable contributions to American history while also recognizing their struggles with adversity and inequality.

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What @sog_ced is reading online: January 2023

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.

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4 in 10 Americans Believe Police Accountability Improved since George Floyd Murder

zencity

A national survey conducted immediately following the release of the video of Tyre Nichols’ death shows US adults are split on improvements in policing; nearly half of US adults believe the death of Nichols will lead to a positive change.

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A guide to impact investing in Black economic mobility

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Eight socioeconomic pillars can support the growth of Black-owned businesses and increase opportunities for Black communities. Our Insights Social Sector Public & Social Sector Institutional investors

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How AI helps one city spot damaged rooftops

GCN

The Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Department is using a mix of artificial intelligence, GIS-based flyover imagery and building code enforcement data to automatically detect at-risk buildings. Data & Analytics

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Now Open: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program 

NLC (National League of Cities)

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) is designed to assist states, local governments and Tribes in planning and implementing programs and policies to reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions and improve energy efficiency.

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Federal Cybersecurity vs. Private: How Do Agencies Stack Up?

FedTech Magazine

A recent report released by software company Splunk found that public sector organizations often lack the cybersecurity intelligence needed to respond effectively, and they struggle more than the private sector in leveraging data to detect and prevent threats.

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Leveraging Libraries to End the Digital Divide

State Tech Magazine

State technology leaders have a multibillion-dollar opportunity right now to end the digital divide as we know it.

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European Transformation Summit: Fresh leadership perspectives

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

European transformation leaders share fresh perspectives based on their real-world experiences. A unifying principle to drive change and a structured approach to execute and sustain it can boost success. Transformation Insights Europe Corporate strategy Performance transformation

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More details emerge on NYC free internet pilot

GCN

Residents in Section 8 housing in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan will be covered by a wireless mesh network under the program announced by Mayor Eric Adams. Cloud & Infrastructure

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How Local Leaders Can Leverage National, State and Local Environmental Justice Data Tools

NLC (National League of Cities)

Municipalities should be excited and encouraged to explore new and updated data tools to help local leaders develop and implement innovative policies.

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Thailand’s Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation Ministry collaborates with AWS to boost innovation and upskill public servants

AWS Public Sector Blog

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI) to boost innovation using cloud technology.

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Lizette Lewis of New Kensington Community Development Corporation talks about giving healthcare workers access to resources to take back their communities

Iron Sharpens Iron

Lizette Lewis is a Project Manager at New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC). In this mini episode, Lizette discusses giving healthcare workers access to resources to take back to their communities.

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How to close the Black tech talent gap

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Businesses risk billions if Black professionals continue to be underrepresented in tech jobs. Closing the gap means making changes to education, recruiting, and retention initiatives. Our Insights High Tech & Internet Financial inclusion IT management & strategy Organization

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Energy Department wants national labs to drive regional innovation

GCN

DOE is looking for ideas on how regional ecosystems could leverage a nearby national lab to power innovation and economic prosperity. Cloud & Infrastructure

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Championing Diverse Economic Leadership in Webster Groves, Missouri

NLC (National League of Cities)

As with running for elected office, the process of seeking a commission or board appointment, can be daunting. But it does not have to be.

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Once you receive one federal grant can you request another one for a different program/project?

DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services

Dear Experienced Grant Writer: Once you receive one federal grant can you request another one for a different program/project?

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Security Operations Centers and Related Services Augment Slim Government Staff

State Tech Magazine

A security operations center, or SOC, can be the nerve center of a strong state and local cybersecurity effort. SOC teams are charged with detecting, preventing, investigating and responding to cyberthreats, ideally with round-the-clock monitoring of an organization’s network.

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The future of commodity trading

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A new normal of commodity trading will call for new types of traders. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Oil & Natural Gas Chemicals Infrastructure Electric Power & Natural Gas

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Better data management makes digital services shine

GCN

Leveraging metadata and establishing data sharing frameworks across agencies can help government achieve higher data quality and security. Data & Analytics

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How The Debt Ceiling Debate Impacts Local Governments

NLC (National League of Cities)

On January 19, 2023, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announcing the government hit the debt ceiling and would begin taking “extraordinary measures” to conserve cash in order to prevent a default on the nation’s debt.

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Do grant writers find grants?

Professional Grant Writer

As professional grant writers, our job spans the entire life cycle of a grant. That means finding grant opportunities, writing and packaging applications. The post Do grant writers find grants? appeared first on Professional Grant Writer. Grant Writing

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Electric School Buses Can Fight – or Further — Inequity in the US

The City Fix

More than 20 million students in the United States ride school buses every year. This equals approximately 7 billion trips per year, making school buses one of the most widely used forms of public transport in the United States.  But those trips aren’t always.

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Forward Thinking on how to get remote working right with Nicholas Bloom

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

“There’s a lot of scare stories in the media saying hybrid doesn’t work,” says a leading economist. “My My one piece of advice is just be intentional, be organized. Basically, get folks in on two, three days a week … and be really tough about having them come in.

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Data sharing initiatives slowly gaining traction

GCN

The majority of agencies still don’t share data, partly due to a lack of clarity on how to use all the information they collect, a new report finds. Data & Analytics

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NLC Honors the National Day of Racial Healing

NLC (National League of Cities)

January 17, 2023, marked the seventh consecutive year of the National Day of Racial Healing (NDoRH). This annual observance was launched by the W.K.

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