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iPhone 4S All-in-One For Dummies

by Joe Hutsko Barbara Boyd

Go from smartphone newbie to iPhone rock star with this amazing all-in-one guide!Here's the book for iPhone users who want it all--the basics to get started and the advanced info that puts all the iPhone's power at your fingertips. iPhone All-in-One For Dummies includes five minibooks - more than 600 pages in full color--packed with next-step information for iPhone power users at home, at work, or on the go. Writing in the famous straightforward yet fun For Dummies style, tech experts John Hutsko and Barbara Boyd get you acquainted with your iPhone and take you step by step from simple to advanced: surfing the Web to taking photos and videos; staying in touch via e-mail, video calls, and social media to losing yourself in e-books and magazines to guru-level techniques anyone can learn.Five minibooks include Meet the iPhone, Stocking the iPhone with iTunes Apps and Add-Ons, Communications Central, Making Your iPhone Your Personal Assistant, Letting iPhone Entertain You; each walks you through all aspects of the incredible iPhone's functionalityGets you up to speed with the latest iPhone models plus iOS 5 and all its featuresExplains how to make phone and video calls, exchange e-mails, text and multimedia messages, surf the Web, and buy apps, music, movies, and moreGoes beyond fun to getting work done with pocket-sized office suite and doc apps, contacts and calendars, iBooks and eReadersGives up-to-date info on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, FourSquare, and other social networksShares insider tips and troubleshooting techniquesYou'll take charge of your iPhone and take your world with you everywhere you go with iPhone All-in-One For Dummies.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

by Paul Turley Ken Withee Robert M. Bruckner Thiago Silva Grant Paisley

A must-have guide for the latest updates to the new release of Reporting ServicesSQL Server Reporting Services allows you to create reports and business intelligence (BI) solutions. With this updated resource, a team of experts shows you how Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier and more powerful than ever in web, desktop, and portal solutions. New coverage discusses the new reporting tool called Crescent, BI semantic model's impact on report design and creation, semantic model design, and more. You'll explore the major enhancements to Report Builder and benefit from best practices shared by the authors.Builds on the previous edition while also providing coverage of the new features introduced with SQL Server 2012Explains Reporting Services architecture and BI fundamentals Covers advanced report design and filtering techniques, walking you through each design, discussing its purpose and the conditions where it could be more efficient Discusses semantic model design, Report Builder, Crescent, and more Targets business analysts and report designers as well as BI solution developers Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is mandatory reading if you are eager to start using the newest version of SQL Server Reporting Services.

The 3 Power Values

by David Gebler

Get organizational results by nurturing commitment, integrity, and transparencyA healthy corporate culture is the secret to an organization's performance. The good news is that employees already embody the values needed to propel the organization to its goals, but institutional roadblocks get in the way. All too often leaders don't know how to diagnose their culture in order to clear these roadblocks to performance. The 3 Power Values presents a breakthrough model that permits leaders to measure and manage culture. To create a fully aligned high-performing culture, leaders need only focus on nurturing three catalyst values: Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency.Offers an innovative values-centered model to help organizations achieve short-term goals without sacrificing long-run sustainabilityFilled with lively case studies of major companies including Johnson & Johnson and BoeingDavid Gebler is a recognized thought leader in the field of values-based ethics and culture risk managementThe 3 Power Values offers leaders at all levels a unique and accessible approach to identifying the behavioral challenges that are hindering their corporate culture and to removing them effectively.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

by Mike Davis Brian Knight Erik Veerman Jessica M. Moss Chris Rock

An in-depth look at the radical changes to the newest release of SISSMicrosoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (SISS) builds on the revolutionary database product suite first introduced in 2005. With this crucial resource, you will explore how this newest release serves as a powerful tool for performing extraction, transformation, and load operations (ETL). A team of SQL Server experts deciphers this complex topic and provides detailed coverage of the new features of the 2012 product release. In addition to technical updates and additions, the authors present you with a new set of SISS best practices, based on years of real-world experience that have transpired since the previous edition was published.Details the newest features of the 2012 SISS product release, which is the most significant release since 2005 Addresses the keys to a successful ETL solution, such as using the right enterprise ETL tool and employing the right ETL architecture in order to meet the system requirements Includes additional case studies and tutorial examples to illustrate advanced concepts and techniques Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services is a valuable resource that meets the demands and high expectations of experienced SSIS professionals.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX

by Sivakumar Harinath Denny Guang-Yeu Lee Robert M. Bruckner John Sirmon Ronald Pihlgren

Understand Microsoft's dramatically updated new release of its premier toolset for business intelligenceThe first major update to Microsoft's state-of-the-art, complex toolset for business intelligence (BI) in years is now available and what better way to master it than with this detailed book from key members of the product's development team? If you're a database or data warehouse developer, this is the expert resource you need to build full-scale, multi-dimensional, database applications using Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and related tools.Discover how to solve real-world BI problems by leveraging a slew of powerful new Analysis Services features and capabilities. These include the new DAX language, which is a more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and much more.Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services BI product and is written by key members of the Microsoft Analysis Services product development team Covers SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, a major new release with a host of powerful new features and capabilities Topics include using the new DAX language, a simplified, more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and a new, yet-to-be-named BI reporting tool Explores real-world scenarios to help developers build comprehensive solutions Get thoroughly up to speed on this powerful new BI toolset with the timely and authoritative Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX.

The Little Book of Hedge Funds

by Anthony Scaramucci

The Little Book of Hedge Funds that's big on explanations even the casual investor can useAn accessible overview of hedge funds, from their historical origin, to their perceived effect on the global economy, to why individual investors should understand how they work, The Little Book of Hedge Funds is essential reading for anyone seeking the tools and information needed to invest in this lucrative yet mysterious world. Authored by wealth management expert Anthony Scaramucci, and providing a comprehensive overview of this shadowy corner of high finance, the book is written in a straightforward and entertaining style. Packed with introspective commentary, highly applicable advice, and engaging anecdotes, this Little Book:Explains why the future of hedge funds lies in their ability to provide greater transparency and access in order to attract investors currently put off because they do not understand how they workShows that hedge funds have grown in both size and importance in the investment community and why individual investors need to be aware of their activitiesDemystifies hedge fund myths, by analyzing the infamous 2 and 20 performance fee and addressing claims that there is an increased risk in investing in hedge fundsExplores a variety of financial instruments--including leverage, short selling and hedging--that hedge funds use to reduce risk, enhance returns, and minimize correlation with equity and bond marketsWritten to provide novice investors, experienced financiers, and financial institutions with the tools and information needed to invest in hedge funds, this book is a must read for anyone with outstanding questions about this key part of the twenty-first century economy.

Java eLearning Kit For Dummies

by John Paul Mueller

A complete book-and-online course package for learning Java!As a platform-independent, object-oriented programming language, Java helps developers write once and run anywhere. With this dynamic combination of a full-color printed book and a Dummies online interactive eLearning course, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest release of Java. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier.Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish--it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions.Helps self-motivated learners master Java, the leading object-oriented programming languageIncludes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an online interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book available via access codeAllows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and paceOffers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and much moreJava eLearning Kit For Dummies helps you maximize the potential of this dynamic programming language so you can work more efficiently.

Soft Skills Revolution

by M. Kamin

Soft skills are the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterize relationships with other people in the workplace. In an increasingly competitive and sometimes toxic and bulling environment, soft skills training has never been more important for organizational health. This book is designed specifically to help trainers and other organizational leaders build these important skills through a variety of methods including structured training programs as well as informal learning, mentoring and coaching.

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

by Marjorie Schiller Joan Mcarthur-Blair Jeanie Cockell

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force provides practical guidance on how Appreciative Inquiry, long known as a valuable approach and process for change management and group development, can be applied in higher education and make an impact on the next generation of positive change makers. The authors, noted AI practitioners committed to the use of AI in higher education, weave together their theories, concepts, and unique stories with those of colleagues from around the world to show how AI can harness the drive and imagination of individuals, groups, and institutions. The book builds on the foundations of AI and takes the reader on an ever-deepening journey of how AI can be used to help leaders, practitioners, faculty, and organizational developers achieve new and evolving goals. Designed as both a thought-provoking and a practical resource, Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education reveals why AI is such a vital process and shows what it takes to apply AI to such tasks as planning, summits, developing collaborative teams and groups, and teaching and learning. The book gives practitioners the theoretical concepts to ground their work and links AI to the positive psychology and strengths work that has influenced educational approaches in the first decade of the 21st century.

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies

by Glen E. Clarke Edward Tetz

Comprehensive coverage of everything you must know to pass CompTIA's A+ examA+ is the gateway certification into many IT careers, and interest in certification is exploding. This bestselling A+ certification guide is updated to cover the new A+ exam. It includes the new Windows coverage and reflects the revised emphasis on objectives. Nine minibooks focus individually on specific hardware and OS characteristics including installation and configuration, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, motherboard and processors, printers, networking, and fundamentals. A companion website contains the popular Dummies Test Engine test-prep software.A+ certification is the first step toward a variety of IT careers, and this guide is fully updated for the latest revision of the examNine minibooks cover the domains of the exam in detail, reflecting the enhanced emphasis on hardware and new Windows contentCovers installation, configuration, and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventive maintenance; motherboards, processors and memory; printers; networking; and OS fundamentalsCompanion website provides the popular Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, customizable test-prep software package now with twice as many sample test questions as previous editionsAnyone seeking CompTIA A+ certification will be better prepared with help from CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition.

Socially Responsible Finance And Investing

by H. Kent Baker John R. Nofsinger

A detailed look at the role of social responsibility in finance and investing The concept of socially responsible finance and investing continues to grow, especially in the wake of one of the most devastating financial crises in history. This includes responsibility from the corporate side (corporate social responsibility) as well as the investor side (socially responsible investing) of the capital markets. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing offers an important basis of knowledge regarding both the theory and practice of this ever-evolving area of finance. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book showcases contributed chapters from professionals and academics with extensive expertise on this particular subject. It provides a comprehensive view of socially responsible foundations and their applications to finance and investing as determined by the current state of research. Discusses many important issues associated with socially responsible finance and investing, like moral hazard and the concept of "too big to fail" Contains contributed chapters from numerous thought-leaders in the field of finance Presents comprehensive coverage starting with the basics and bringing you through to cutting-edge, current theory and practice Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of the social responsibilities of all investment practices. The recent financial crisis and recession has changed the financial landscape for years to come and Socially Responsible Finance and Investing is a timely guide to help us navigate this difficult terrain.

The Facts of Business Life

by Bill Mcbean

Being a successful business owner means more than knowing one's industry and understanding the basic concepts of leadership, management, or motivation. It means being able to master many areas of business, and knowing how each of these areas relate to and build on each other. It also means understanding how those areas change as a business goes through its inevitable life cycle, and how the owner must be prepared to change with them. The Facts of Business Life is the first book designed to provide readers with the means of achieving the kind of long-term understanding that is the key to true and lasting success. Toward that end, the book covers the seven Facts of Business Life that every successful business owner knows, including: "If You Don't Lead, No One Will Follow," "If You Don't Control It, You Don't Own It," "Protecting Your Company's Assets Should be Your First Priority," "Planning Is About Preparing for the Future, Not Predicting It," "If You Don't Market Your Business, You Won't Have One," "The Marketplace Is a War Zone," and "You Don't Just Have to Know the Business You're In, You Have to Know Business." Devoting one chapter to each Fact, the book explains what it is, what it means, and, most important, how it can help entrepreneurs achieve success and stay away from potentially harmful mistakes. Equally important, each chapter enables readers to not only understand the Facts on their own, but also in terms of how they impact on a business as it passes through each of the five levels of every successful company's existence: "Ownership and Opportunity," "Creating Your Company's DNA," "From Survival to Success," "Maintaining Success," and "Moving On When It's Time to Go."Written by a successful businessman with four decades of ownership experience, and packed with valuable advice, The Facts of Business Life presents every business owner--whether he or she is starting, building, maintaining, or exiting a business--with the key facts that, applied together, can ensure a strong and lasting enterprise.

The RDS Forex System

by Michael Radkay Stephanie Radkay

Inside a unique system that allows you to identify and trade key turning points in the forex marketThe financial markets are in a constant state of affirming, breaking, and developing new support and resistance areas. Traders use a variety of methods to project support and resistance points based on past price action. However, the question of whether those areas will hold or break in real time is a much more difficult calculation. In The RDS Forex System, former pit trader Michael Radkay provides forex traders with a unique system for identifying support and resistance zones in the foreign currency market and developing profitable trading strategies around those zones.The system uses market volatility, momentum, and chart patterns to calculate support and resistance zones. As prices reach a specific zone objective, trading strategies are put in place to profit from the next movement. The book will show how this system gives traders a continuous sense of the market's directional bias, identifies potential turning points, and recommends levels to take profits off the table.Highlights the Rotating Directional System (RDS), a computer-based, longer-term application of the methodology used by many successful pit tradersDiscusses how to use a variety of indicators to identify support and resistance areasReveals strategies employed to profit from market swingsThe RDS Forex System is an ideal guide for retail traders actively involved in the forex market.

The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide

by Larry Ferlazzo Katie Hull Sypnieski

A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners The number of English language learners in U. S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher?s Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students. Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments The book?s ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applications This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.

A Survival Guide for New Special Educators

by Mary T. Brownell Margaret L. Kamman Bonnie S. Billingsley Maya Israel

What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thriveA Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists.Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs studentsCovers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and moreBillingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and supportThis highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.

Regulating Competition in Stock Markets

by Lawrence Klein Michael Wang Viktoria Dalko

A guide to curbing monopoly power in stock marketsEngaging and informative, Regulating Competition in Stock Markets skillfully analyzes the impact of the recent global financial crisis on health and happiness, and uses this opportunity to put regulatory systems in perspective. Happiness is lost because of emotional and physical health deterioration resulting from the crisis. Therefore, the authors conclude that financial crisis prevention should be the focus of public policy.This book is the most comprehensive study so far on potential risks to the stock market, especially various forms of market manipulation that lead to mania and eventual crisis. Based on litigation cases from international stock markets, and borrowing multidisciplinary findings in the fields of finance, economics, accounting, media studies, criminology, legal studies, psychology, and medicine, this book is the first to provide thorough micro-level regulatory proposals rooted in financial reality. By focusing on securities trading, they apply antitrust measures to limiting monopolistic power that is used for the manipulation of investors' perception and monopolistic profit. These proposals are quantifiable, adjustable, inexpensive, and can be easily implemented by any securities regulating agency for real-time oversight and daily operations.The recommendations found here are intended to improve the fairness and transparency of the financial markets, thereby perfecting the market competition, protecting investors, stabilizing the market, and preventing crisesExplores how avoiding crises can to contribute to a more scientific, health aware, and civilized economic and social developmentWritten by a team of authors who have extensive experience in this dynamic field, including Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. KleinSince the founding of the first, organized stock exchange in Amsterdam 400 years ago, no systematic economic research results on stock markets have been implemented in stock market regulation around the world. Regulating Competition in Stock Markets aims to fill this void.

The Financial Professional's Guide to Healthcare Reform

by Gregory Anderson Mark Dietrich

A comprehensive reference guide interpreting and applying healthcare reform law for consultants, appraisers, accountants, and attorneysThe Financial Consultants'Guide to Healthcare Reform provides an historical backdrop on how the healthcare system got to its present state including the Massachusetts Reform and Medicare Advantage along with an explanation of the principal types of health insurance in the United States and how "insurance" actually works. A review and explanation of each of the reform provisions follows, including an analysis of what the implications are for providers, consumers and business and what responses each of these communities might have to the Reform. Using the authors' insights and firsthand experiences in U.S. healthcare finance, this book explains the new healthcare law for individuals and businesses alike, what to expect from it and what actions they need to take to comply.Interprets and applies the health care reform lawProvides examples of what the impact of the law might look likeExtensive use of sidebars to provide in-depth analysis or background on particular topics of import, where the reader may need more detail to understand the context of Reform's changes.Written for consultants, appraisers, accountants, and attorneysWritten by major figures in the world of healthcare valuation and consultingThe Financial Consultants' Guide to Healthcare Reform provides a complete handbook to healthcare reform for financial consultants, both for understanding this important legislation as well as for planning responses to it.

Digital Photography For Dummies

by Julie Adair King

A new edition gets you in the picture for learning digital photographyWhether you have a point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera, this new edition of the full-color bestseller is packed with tips, advice, and insight that you won't find in your camera manual. Digital photography guru Julie Adair King presents you with new and extensively updated information on topics that is written for fledgling photographers in a fun and friendly style. You'll explore tips for finding the gear that best suits your needs, using built-in tools, working with focus and exposure, and shooting like a pro.However, if you've already got an archives full of photos, then this guide shows you how to upload, edit, manage, and share your images. Advice for prolonging battery life, an honest look at the pros and cons of digital SLR, and a helpful glossary are all aimed at making your experience with digital photography picture perfect!Shows you how to set up your camera for basic shooting and use automatic mode, common scene modes, and all the camera's featuresExplains how to edit your images and fix common problems like dim lighting or red-eyeHighlights ways to print photos at home or through a service and then posting online to social sites or send to a cell phoneHelps you manage depth of field, exposure, and white balanceDigital Photography For Dummies, 7th Edition provides you with rich, full-color examples throughout to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!

iPhone Application Development For Dummies

by Neal Goldstein

Start building iPhone apps today with this friendly guide, now in full color! Whether you're a beginning programmer who wants to build your first app or a professional developer looking to leverage the marketing power of the iPhone SDK, this book will help. It walks you through the basics for building a variety of iOS applications using Apple developer tools and covers the essential steps for creating apps that get accepted into the App Store. This new edition covers all the latest information, including key updates to iPad universal code and tips on developing specifically for mobile apps. Full-color illustrations make it easier to see exactly what will appear on your screen.Walks you through the fundamentals of developing a variety of applications for the iPhone Shows you how to use Apple's developer tools Delves into getting your apps into the App Store and selling them Addresses the universal code feature that allows you to develop apps and port them from the iPhone to the iPad and back Covers the latest updates for the iPad universal code and the new iPhone SDK No matter what your level of expertise may be, you'll be able to leverage the power of the iOS SDK with the advice in this full-color book.Note: Apple's iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.

Knowledge Automation

by James Taylor Alan N. Fish

A proven decision management methodology for increased profits and lowered risksKnowledge Automation: How to Implement Decision Management in Business Processes describes a simple but comprehensive methodology for decision management projects, which use business rules and predictive analytics to optimize and automate small, high-volume business decisions. It includes Decision Requirements Analysis (DRA), a new method for taking the crucial first step in any IT project to implement decision management: defining a set of business decisions and identifying all the information--business knowledge and data--required to make those decisions.Describes all the stages in automating business processes, from business process modeling down to the implementation of decision servicesAddresses how to use business rules and predictive analytics to optimize and automate small, high-volume business decisionsProposes a simple "top-down" method for defining decision requirements and representing them in a single diagramShows how clear requirements can allow decision management projects to be run with reduced risk and increased profitNontechnical and accessible, Knowledge Automation reveals how DRA is destined to become a standard technique in the business analysis and project management toolbox.

Public Health and Social Justice

by Martin Donohoe

Praise for Public Health and Social Justice"This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity."-Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health"This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice."-Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico"This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise."-Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College"The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic."-William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University"This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health."-Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility"This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility."-Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers

by Tim Spannaus

Incorporating advice from message design and multimedia research, this practical guide helps trainers plan, produce, edit, and distribute compelling, professional video, using inexpensive or free consumer-grade equipment and software. Paralleling the work process a teacher or trainer would follow, the guide shows how to "tell a story" that will engage an audience and enables trainers to create instructional videos for a wide variety of uses and traditional and digital media.

Good Counsel

by Lesley Rosenthal

A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizationsGood Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good.Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment toolsFeatures sample contracts, licenses, and other form documentsFilled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schoolsGood Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.

Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits

by Peter C. Brinckerhoff

A practical guide to effective decision-making frameworks and tools for nonprofits that ensure successful stewardshipThe basic tenets of decision making for nonprofits are similar, whether you're growing, shrinking, or trying to think your way out of a box. Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits provides the tools to make the best stewardship decisions in these varied, but common, situations. Coverage includes the keys to smart stewardship for your nonprofit, the smart stewardship decision tree, understanding capability and capacity, making innovation the norm, understanding the true cost of growth, going to scale, and smart stewardship in bad times.Features tools to make the best stewardship decisions in every kind of situationWritten for executive directors of nonprofit organizations, nonprofit board members, CPAs, and other financial counsel for nonprofits, development directorsProvides a website hosting a variety of online tools and materialsAlso by Peter Brinckerhoff: Mission-Based Marketing, Mission-Based Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Faith-Based ManagementWith innovative organizational change initiatives to foster new growth and effectiveness, Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits offers your nonprofit the critical guidance it needs to get there.

CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide Authorized Courseware

by Michael Gregg Billy Haines

Get Prepared for CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) ExamTargeting security professionals who either have their CompTIA Security+ certification or are looking to achieve a more advanced security certification, this CompTIA Authorized study guide is focused on the new CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Exam CAS-001. Veteran IT security expert and author Michael Gregg details the technical knowledge and skills you need to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. He prepares you for aspects of the certification test that assess how well you apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines.Featuring clear and concise information on crucial security topics, this study guide includes examples and insights drawn from real-world experience to help you not only prepare for the exam, but also your career. You will get complete coverage of exam objectives for all topic areas including:Securing Enterprise-level InfrastructuresConducting Risk Management Assessment Implementing Security Policies and ProceduresResearching and Analyzing Industry TrendsIntegrating Computing, Communications and Business DisciplinesAdditionally, you can download a suite of study tools to help you prepare including an assessment test, two practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms. Go to and download the full set of electronic test prep tools.

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