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Newswire APPL NEWS Supporting Education and Stewardship 2401 Blueridge Avenue Suite 303 Wheaton, MD 20902 Phone: 301 946 9475 Fax 301 946 9478 E-mail: appl@appl.org Web site: is www.appl.org Newswire a monthly publication dedicated to news and information on issues important to the public lands community. Deadline for submissions is the third Thursday of each month. Items may be submitted for review and publication to appl@appl.org. To subscribe to Newswire, please send an e-mail with your complete contact information to appl@appl.org. We also encourage you to add your board members to Newswire’s electronic distribution list. Support APPL through the Combined Federal Campaign. Use identification #12051 on your CFC designation form. Interact with APPL and continue the dialogue at: www.facebook.com/appl.fb http://twitter.com/goappl http://linkd.in/vqVDOH www.goappl.wordpress.com www.youtube.com/goappl

APPL’s Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report is now available. The report summarizes our achievements over the past year and recognizes the generous support we have received from our members, vendors, and friends to foster stewardship and appreciation of public lands through effective partnerships. Reports have been mailed to APPL members and agency partners. An electronic copy is available at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3284. Fifty APPL members participated in our June 2012 Wage Survey which focused on executive director wages and benefits and store clerk wages. 78% of respondents were cooperating associations, 12% were a combined cooperating association/friends (fundraising) group, and 10% friends groups. If you would like additional information or data as to how you compare with organizations of similar size (based on revenue), please provide your revenue and what type of information you need or questions you have to mark_tilchen@sequoiahistory.org. For example, if you would like to know how a specific position or benefit compares to similar size organizations, tell me the position/benefit you would like a comparison with as well as your annual revenue. Training News Learn how the APPL Training Corps can assist your organization at www.appl.org. The trainers have been confirmed for APPL’s second Multi-Agency Partnership Academy September 5-7 in Golden, Colorado. The Partnership Academy is an intensive, three-day workshop designed to engage leadership from nonprofit partner organizations along with key agency staff to focus on taking their partnerships to the next level. The training provides a comprehensive approach to developing partnership competencies and accountability that complements existing training activities, educational resources, and informational tools. Consistent with this objective is finding a complement of presenters to enrich the experience for both non-profits and their agency partners. The trainers for the September Academy are: Nonprofit • Donna Asbury (Executive Director, Association of Partners for Public Lands) • Chuck Benjamin (Education Coordinator, Association of Partners for Public Lands) • Lisa Madsen (Executive Director, Public Lands Interpretive Association) • Kimberlee Riley (Independent Consultant) • Susan Schroeder (Executive Director, Grand Canyon Association) Federal Agency • Carol Cole (USDAFS, Partnership and Outreach Program Coordinator, Sawtooth National Recreation Area) • Jeff Kitchens (BLM, Manager, Pompey’s Pillar National Monument) • Rich Weideman (NPS, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Civic Engagement)

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Last September’s Partnership Academy in Portland, Oregon was a sellout, with 65 attendees. This September’s registration process is moving swiftly, with more than half that number already registered. The registration deadline for the early-bird rate ($295) is July 31. The Academy is open to agency staff with partnership liaison responsibilities, and to nonprofit executive directors, management staff, and/or their board representatives. For further information about the upcoming APPL Partnership Academy, please visit www.appl.org or contact Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org. Bridge To Tomorrow News We are proud to announce that Jess Haas, 2012 Bridge to Tomorrow participant from Sawtooth National Forest Interpretive and Historical Association, has been selected for our second Young Leader’s Grant. Jess will serve as the project coordinator and mentor to a summer 2013 intern. This timing enables Jess and her association to prepare for, promote, and select an intern of the highest quality for next summer's seasonal program. This Young Leader’s Grant builds upon last year's successful Bridge to Tomorrow grant program that benefitted Elise Manlove and her mentor May Tran through an internship at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Congrats Jess!!

NEWSBITS Friends organizations are the focus of National Parks Traveler‘s inaugural online magazine. Read the issue at www.nationalparkstraveler.com/node/10016 The National Environmental Education Foundation has awarded grants of up to $5,000 as part of the Every Day Capacity Building Grants to twenty-six nonprofit friends groups. The Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide funding to strengthen the organizational effectiveness of community-based nonprofits who serve public land sites in the United States. The grants assisted the groups with strategic planning, branding, communications and marketing, volunteer management and improved fundraising. The projects advanced the organizations' ability to carry out their strategic goals and make them more sustainable. A list of the recipients for may be found at www.publiclandsday.org/resources/grants-andawards/every-day-capacity-building-grantees and includes APPL member organizations the Grand Canyon

Association and Joshua Tree National Park Association. The second round of the Every Day Capacity Building Grants has closed and is in the review stage. Applicants will be contacted in July as the review process concludes. The Every Day Capacity Building Grants program is made possible with the support of Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Inc. The National Wildlife Refuge Association has moved to a new address. They are now located at: National Wildlife Refuge Association 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 521 Washington, DC 20015 They have also updated their phone number to 202-4173803. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is pleased to announce their fall online environmental education and natural resources courses. They include: • Environmental Studies • Making EE Relevant to Diverse Audiences • Environmental Education Theory & Practice • Environmental Issues Investigation & Action • Human Dimensions Research Methods: Quantitative Methods • Human Dimensions Research Methods: Qualitative Methods • Human Dimensions Research Methods: Proposal Writing • Fundamentals of Natural and Cultural Interpretation • Needs Assessment in EE/I • The Natural Resources Management Leader Visit www.uwsp.edu/cnr/AMP/pages/default.aspx for more information or contact Katie Boseo at kboseo@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4254. Take Pride in America® is now accepting nominations for their 2012 National Awards. The Take Pride in America® National Awards recognize individuals, groups and organizations for outstanding stewardship projects or awareness efforts involving federal, state and local lands and waters. Winners are chosen by a selection committee, and are invited to an awards ceremony held in Washington, D.C. Visit www.takepride.gov/honors2012.cfm for more information on the award criteria and categories as well as to submit a nomination.

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AGENCY NEWS The activities of the Department of the Interior contributed $385 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 2 million jobs in 2011, according to the Department of the Interior’s Economic Contributions. Prepared by Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis, the report underscores the findings of other studies on the economic impacts of Interior Department lands and programs. For example, an earlier study found that recreation in national parks, refuges, and other public lands alone led to nearly $47 billion in economic contribution and 388,000 jobs in 2010. The full report is available at www.doi.gov/americasgreatoutdoors/loader.cfm?csModul e=security/getfile&pageid=308931. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis recently presented the 2012 James V. Murfin Award to Rose Fennell, a Bevinetto Fellow in Washington. The award, created in 1988, is named for Murfin, who was the National Park Service’s Servicewide cooperating association coordinator from 1974 to 1985. Murfin’s innovative ideas included improved bookstore design, training programs to improve literature offerings – especially children’s literature – in cooperating association bookstores, and an awards competition for the biennial conference of cooperating associations. Fennell was the Servicewide cooperating association coordinator from 2000 to 2011 and left the position to accept the Bevinetto Fellowship. She received the Murfin award for her contributions to facilitating partnerships between the National Park Service and cooperating associations. As a Bevinetto Fellow, Fennell spent her first year on the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks and the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Land and is spending 2012 working in the Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs for Director Jarvis. Fennel said she was particularly proud to work with the members of Congress who would give Harriet Tubman much deserved recognition as a national treasure through the designation of her own national park site. With her fellowship nearly complete, Fennell will move on with her National Park Service career – “hopefully east of the Mississippi River,” she says. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Applications are now being accepted for the Corp’s 2013 Handshake Partnership Program. The program is in its tenth year and offers an additional funding source

(i.e., seed money up to $30,000 per project) to Corps installations for worthwhile partnership projects. This funding can be used for both recreation and environmental stewardship partnerships. Electronic applications with district and MSC coordination must be received by Allen Gwinn, NAD representative on the Partnership Advisory Committee, no later than October 1. The memo and application will be posted to the NRM Gateway along with examples of past applications and agreements at http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/employees/handshake/ag reements.cfm. Webinars will be conducted in late July and midSeptember to assist applicants with the process. The point of contact for this effort is Mr. Allen Gwinn, NAD Partnership Advisory Committee member, 814-658-6810. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program has launched a new, web-based interactive map with information about endangered species success in every state: stories of species making strides towards recovery, audio interviews and podcasts with Service biologists about on-the-ground endangered species conservation, and videos that highlight the Service’s partners. It can be found online at www.fws.gov/endangered/ and also has links for the Endangered Species Program’s new weekly e-newsletter and ways to connect via social media.

CONVENTION NEWS Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails - 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, March 10-14, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, OR. Details coming soon to www.appl.org. There will be NO INCREASES in early attendee registration rates for the fifth year in a row!!! We’re pleased to be able to maintain the same early registration rates since 2009 while continuing to strengthen and enhance the convention program. Convention sessions will be held at the Oregon Convention Center with the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center serving as our headquarters hotel. The special convention hotel room rate will be $135 for single/double rooms, plus taxes and fees. There will also be a special block for government per diem rate rooms. The hotel room block at the DoubleTree will open in the fall. Watch for more information coming later this summer about special offers and incentives for staying at the headquarters hotel.

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Early Registration * APPL Member/Government $450 Non-Member $550 Companion Registration $235 * The early registration deadline will be announced at a later time along with rates for regular and late registration. Programming for the 2013 Partnership Convention Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails - in Portland, Oregon is well under way. Subcommittees have been meeting regularly by conference call to discuss pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, field trips, and more. Based on the quality of proposals submitted to date, along with the suggestions of topics made by the subcommittees, the 2013 Convention is shaping up to be a remarkable educational experience not to be missed! Additionally, the convention will have something of an international flair this year as seven public lands professionals from Iceland will join us to learn more about the American approach to public lands and partnerships. APPL is working with independent consultant George Ivey, the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Scandinavian-American Foundation (though funds granted by the Alcoa Foundation) to structure an enriching training and networking experience for our friends from Iceland. For further information about educational programming for the convention, please contact Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org.

FEDERAL UPDATES The House sponsor of postal reform legislation has announced his intention to maintain the nonprofit postage discount rate. The current version of the House bill would have phased out most of the favorable nonprofit rate for bulk mailings. This provision will be removed from the bill prior to consideration on the House floor this month. Earlier this year, the Senate passed a postal reform bill that also maintains the current nonprofit postage discount rate. Legislative Update APPL is tracking the following legislation relevant to the nonprofit public land partner community. H.R. 5840 H.R.3415 S. 2268 HR 12 S. 1832

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act American Parks American Products Act American Parks American Products Act American Jobs Act The Marketplace Fairness Act

Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act S. 2237 If you would like to track the progress of these bills you may do so using www.govtrack.us. To let your congressional representatives know your views on these pieces of legislation visit www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt. S.2233

MEMBER NEWS Eastern National has been awarded a $15,500 Empowerment Grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation for the Passport To Your National Parks速 Android mobile phone application. The grant will assist Eastern National in the development of an Android mobile phone application which includes planning tools, links to national park websites and other information of interest to park visitors. The application will be available as a free download, and will act as a digital companion to the printed version of the Passport To Your National Parks速 book and program. Learn more about the grant at www.easternnational.org/PDFs/PressReleases/2012_Moto rola_Grant.pdf. In addition, Eastern National has kicked off their 2013 Passport To Your National Parks速 Photo Contest. The contest is open to active National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs). Ten winning national park photos will be featured on the 2013 Passport To Your National Parks速 annual stamp series - nine by Passport geographic regions and one National Stamp. Full details are available at www.easternnational.org/PDFs/PressReleases/2013_Photo _Contest_PR.pdf. Mount Rushmore Memories, published by the Mount Rushmore Bookstores, has tied for a Silver Medal in the 2012 Independent Book Awards (IPPY Awards) in the Mid-West Best Regional Nonfiction category. The IPPY Awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry and reward those who exhibit innovation and creativity in the world of publishing. There were 1072 entries in the regional categories. Mount Rushmore Memories recently won an Association of Partners for Public Lands Media and Partnership Award in the General Interest Publications book category and is a finalist in the 2011 ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program in the Regional category.

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The Mount Rushmore Society has announced the following staff changes and additions. Gary Keller is joining the Mount Rushmore Society as the new development director. Previously the administrative assistant in the Society office located in Rapid City, Pam Wright has now joined the administrative team at the Mount Rushmore Bookstores as the new administrative and accounting assistant. Jodi Neiffer is joining the Society office in Rapid City as the new executive administrative assistant. Tim Merriam and Lisa Brochu have announced that they will both be leaving their positions at the National Association for Interpretation. Details on this staffing change were announced in a posting on the NAI blog last month. Read the blog entry at http://interpnet.com/naiblog/2012/06/06/a-letter-from-thenai-president-tim-merriman-and-lisa-brochu-resign-fromnai/ Active Network and the National Park Foundation, with support from media partner, Destination America, kicked-off the annual Share the Experience Photo Contest on July 3rd. The contest runs through December 31st. Details can be found at www.sharetheexperience.org. Western National Parks Association (WNPA) has unveiled the organization’s new strategic plan and announced the publication of the association’s first ebook. The strategic plan is made up of four major initiatives: 1) Building on the association’s tradition of quality publications about national parks, and developing other innovative educational products. 2) Implementing a major technology initiative by developing apps, e-books, a vastly enhanced web presence, virtual classrooms transmitted digitally from parks, and diverse social media engagement. 3) Expanding education and outreach programs to wider audiences, especially youth and underserved audiences. 4) Engaging more people in the association’s organization and mission, through expansion of the organization’s membership program, in reaching out to donors, and by offering trips to parks. WNPA’s The Guide to Southwestern National Monuments was the association’s first print publication, originally released on December 15, 1938, and WNPA has now published it as an e-book with the original text and photographs. The e-book is available for free download for Kindle and most other reading devices, including tablets and smartphones, at www.wnpa.org/1938. It is also available for the nominal price of $0.99 on Amazon, iTunes/iBooks, and BarnesandNoble.com.

VENDOR SUPPORT NEWS General Pencil Company and Explorer Maps are our two newest donors to the APPL Vendor Support Program (VSP). General Pencil Company’s line or art and drawing tools includes how to kits for all ages. Learn more about the company and their products at www.generalpencil.com. Xplorer Maps was a first time exhibitor at the APPL Trade Show in Las Vegas and produces hand drawn and hand lettered illustrated maps as well as fine art lithographic prints. Visit http://xplorermaps.com to view their large selection of public land maps. A complete list of current VSP donors can be found at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3312. Donations for our 2013 fiscal year are now being accepted. Please contact Nancy Kotz at nkotz@appl.org or 301-946-9475, extension 224 for additional information on how your company can help support APPL by donating to VSP.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES America's Great Outdoors Landscape Conservation Stewardship Program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cooperation with the National Wildlife Refuge System, aims to develop community-based partnerships that further the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources in distinct landscapes. The program will provide grants for Training and Mentoring by Existing Conservation Coalitions and Capacity Building for Newly Formed Landscape Conservation Coalitions. The application deadline is July 31. Visit http://bit.ly/Mk2R2Z to review the request for proposals. The Hardwood Forestry Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, and education, as well as environmentally sound uses of renewable forest resources. The Fund supports projects on public land, including state, local, or university land, or on property owned by nonprofit organizations. Grants are provided for the planting and/or management of commercial hardwood species, giving preference to cherry, red oak, white oak, hard maple, and walnut. Priority is given to hardwood seedling planting on state forest land managed for multiple use. The grant application deadline for spring 2013 planting is August 31. Visit www.hardwoodforestryfund.org/?page_id=105 for more information.

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, along with its partners, is requesting grant proposals for projects that help refuge friends organizations be effective costewards of important natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Friends Group grant program provides competitive seed grants for creative and innovative proposals that aim to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the refuge system nationwide. The primary purpose of the program is to provide assistance to new and existing friends organizations. For the fall 2012 grant cycle, friends organizations are invited to submit proposals that focus on start-up and capacity-building projects. Eligible applicants are official refuge friends organizations. Applicants must either be tax-exempt under section 501(c), or be in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status and submit with their grant application a copy of the letter from the IRS confirming their application has been filed. Grants will range from $1,500 to $5,000. The complete Request for Proposals and application instructions are available at http://bit.ly/NrvxEY.

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES August 2012 National Park Service Founders Day, August 25. 2012 Risk Management & Finance Summit for Nonprofits, August 26-28, Chicago, IL. Visit http://www.nonprofitrisk.org for details and registration information. September 2012 APPL Multi-Agency Partnership Academy, September 5-7, Golden, CO. Details and registration information are available at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3401. Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, September 912, Hilton Head, SC. Visit www.fishwildlife.org for details. National Public Lands Day, Helping Hands for America’s Lands, September 29. Visit www.publiclandsday.org for complete details.

October 2012 2012 Watchable Wildlife Conference, October 2, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO. Visit www.WatchableWildlife.com/conference for more information. Outdoor Industry Association, October 3-5, Boston, MA. Visit www.outdoorindustry.org for details. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, October 10-13, Oakland, CA. More information may be found at www.naaee.net. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition, October 16-18, Anaheim, CA. Details are available at www.nrpa.org. National Archeology Day, October 20. More information is available at www.archaeological.org/NAD/about. Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association meeting, October 23-25, Vernal, UT. Hosted by Intermountain Natural History Association. November2012 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, November 8-10, Snowbird, UT. Conference information is available at www.aore.org. National Association for Interpretation Workshop, March 13-17, Hampton, VA. Details may be found at www.interpnet.com. January 2013 Corps Network National Conference, January 12-15 Washington, DC. Log on to www.thecorpsnetwork.org to learn more. February 2013 Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association meeting, February 12-14, Cortez, CO. Hosted by Mesa Verde Museum Association. March 2013 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, March 10-14, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland. OR. Details coming soon to www.appl.org.

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MARKETPLACE Featuring donors to APPL’s Vendor Support Program (VSP). View a directory of all our VSP donors at www.appl.org. VSP Benefactors National Geographic has released four new Trails Illustrated maps for Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks. These new maps offer the most detailed topography and up-to-date information for the region and were carefully researched and developed in cooperation with local land managers and agencies. Each map contains easy-to-read trails, a detailed road network, campgrounds, access points, scenic points-of-interest and important facilities. Like all Trails Illustrated maps, the new Banff and Jasper titles are printed in the U.S. on waterproof, tear-resistant material. The suggested retail price for each map is $11.95. For more information, visit www.natgeomaps.com or call 800-962-1643. VSP Contributors The heat is on and Blubandoo is offering all APPL locations a FREE NECKBANDOO with every order shipped now through August 31 (standard minimum order applies). Join the over 100 APPL locations who now carry Blubandoo products. See more at www.blubandoo.com or contact us by phone: 949-5456105, fax: 949-545-6106, info@blubandoo.com. You can now connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlubandooInc and Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/blubandoo. Since 1993, Blubandoo® has been making fashionable headwear accessories such as neckbands, headbands, doorags, visors, caps and hats. All products contain nontoxic polymer crystals that expand to a gel when immersed in water for just five minutes. Blubandoos® then quickly dry to the touch, but stay hydrated, keeping the wearer cool (due to the slow gel evaporation) for up to three days before completely drying and returning to their original shape. They are reusable again and again, simply by re-soaking them in water for just five minutes. Blubandoo also offers demonstrative point-of-purchase displays and many proven sales techniques to help you and your staff convey the Blubandoo® cooling magic at point of sale. Name drop and Made in USA products are available. Farcountry Press is excited to announce the release of Great Lodges of the National Parks, volume two. It is the official companion to the popular PBS series and the second volume in Christine Barnes’s popular Great Lodges of the National Parks series. Lodges included in

volume two are Lake Hotel, The Stanley Hotel, Furnace Creek Inn, Lake Crescent Lodge, Lake Quinault Lodge, Wallowa Lake Lodge, Volcano House, Jackson Lake Lodge, Glacier Bay Lodge and Camp Denali. Also just released are custom published books The Last Buffalo Hunt & Other Stories: Adventures in the Great American Outdoors by J.I. Merritt and Aden’s Thought of Many Colors by Mary Dennis. Be sure to watch for Farcountry’s mid-July release of Beartooth Country: The Absaroka and Beartooth Ranges. It is an Impressions style book with amazing photography by Mervin D. Coleman and a foreword by Gary Ferguson. If you would like to receive review copies or have any questions please email Linda Netschert at linda@farcountrypress.com. Gallopade’s children’s mysteries visit four of the five most visited National Parks. A recent USA TODAY Snapshots feature listing the top five most visited National Parks in the U.S. also pointed to a few "most read" kids' mysteries set in those parks. Four of the novels in author Carole Marsh's Real Kids! Real Places! mystery series take place in "most visited" National Parks: The Ghost of the Grand Canyon, The Mystery in the Great Smoky Mountains, The Mystery at Yellowstone National Park, and The Mystery in the Rocky Mountains. The Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series takes mystery-solving characters around the country in 48 titles, visiting everything from historical sites (like Fort Sumter and Biltmore House) to ultimate American summer vacation spots (think Disney World and Hawaii.) For more information on Real Kids! Real Places!, call Gallopade at 800-536-2438.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE Additional position listings may be found at www.appl.org. Western National Parks Association seeks a full time Store and Event Manager for their new shop at Santa Monica Mountains NRA. Details on the position may be found at www.wnpa.org/jobs_openings.asp. Farcountry Press seeks an experienced regional book sales representative to join their team of customeroriented and growth-driven sales staff. Sales responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining existing accounts (in person and through telemarketing) and growing sales through research and development of new accounts. The position will require some travel, occasionally overnight.

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The successful candidate must have at least 3 years of experience, with a proven track record of revenue growth with a variety of customers using creative and innovative methods. Strong communication, organization, customer service, and multi-tasking skills are a must. The position also requires strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Act! and IPub a plus. This is a full-time position based in their Helena office. Salary is base plus commission with a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, 401K, paid vacation, and sick leave. This position has excellent growth potential. If you are a self-motivated salesperson eager to contribute to a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and can help them succeed, please send resume and cover letter to sales@farcountrypress.com or PO Box 5630 Helena, MT 59604. Position open until filled.

RESOURCES Suggest a resource by e-mailing appl@appl.org. Participate in a free Webinar, Top Tips for Selling U.S.-Made Products on July 25 at 2:00 pm (EDT). Webinar facilitators will be Karen Tryman, director of retail for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone and board member of the National Association of Retail Buyers, and Julie Reiser, president and cofounder of Made in USA Certified. Visit http://order.greatamericanmediaservices.com/index.php/re tail/webinars/top-tips-for-selling-u.s.-made-productswebinar for additional details and to register for the webinar. Please sign up early as the session is limited to 90 participants. The 2012 Millennial Impact Report details preferences to connect, get involved and give to nonprofits by a generation that may be more charitable than you think. For the third annual Millennial Impact Report, Achieve and Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) gathered information from an online survey of Millennials, ages 20-35, that included 6,522 responses from 14 institutions, three focus groups, and an online survey of 89 nonprofit professionals. Make sure to look for links throughout the report to case studies and examples of organizations successfully engaging this generation. Download your copy at http://themillennialimpact.com/millennial-report/.

advising nonprofits nationwide on creative Millennial involvement. Visit www.mcon2012.com/millennial/aboutus to learn more about conference content and to register for the event. NTEN has released its 2011 Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report, an updated and expanded look at technology staffing, budgets and practices across the nonprofit sector. View the report at www.nten.org/research/it-staffing. My Inch of Earth allows users to claim exclusive ownership of their personal latitude and longitude coordinates. Each inch a user chooses helps to support a nonprofit organization. Donations are authenticated with a personalized GoodDEED certificate to keep or give as a gift. Each inch is also listed in the International GeoRegistry. Nonprofits can create and run a campaign for free, and users may renew their inch annually. Your organization can be listed on the site within two weeks with an information profile page, brand/cause promotion on a main page banner and inch preview banner. Learn more about this place-based online fundraising tool at www.myinchoftheearth.com Giving USA 2012 was released last month. A free Executive Summary of this 57 year old annual survey of charitable giving in the United States is available at http://store.givingusareports.org/. Do you want to learn more about Generation X and Y, why they give, and how to reach them? The white paper, X+Y=$, Generational Philanthropy, authored by Fundraising Consultant, Renee C. Herrell, M.A., CFRE, provides resources to answer your questions about how to reach these potential donors. Visit http://digioh.com/emd/966/ptzvo867pp to download this fundraising resource.

MCON12, a virtual conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation will be held on July 19. Hear directly from organizations on how they are engaging Millennials and understand how experts in the field are

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