Includes Sample Letters, Real World Examples, Style Tips, New Chapters on E-mail, Websites, Social Media, and More… Now in a completely revised third edition, this classic book shows how to create winning appeals that will realize the full potential of direct mail and online fundraising. Written by fundraising guru Mal Warwick, with assistance from Eric Overman, this comprehensive resource gives nonprofit fundraising staff the information needed to write compelling fundraising appeals for any medium. If you follow Warwick's guidelines, your direct mail and online fundraising campaigns will produce better results, year after year. Written in an easy-to-read style, the book is filled with practical techniques, proven approaches, and illustrative examples of both successful and unsuccessful appeals based on the authors' wealth of experience fundraising for hundreds of nonprofits. Step-by-step and appeal by appeal, the book shows how to navigate the fundraising appeal process with ease. To meet the demands of today's socially connected donors, this new edition explains how to mesh today's online technologies with direct mail to produce optimal fundraising results. You'll learn how to use e-mail, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and mobile technology to recruit more donors and raise more money. The book includes current research on timely topics such as online vs. offline behavior, online giving statistics, demographics, and best practices in integrated fundraising. If you're a nonprofit professional eager to master the latest methods in fundraising, or simply need to write direct mail appeals for your organization, How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals will help you hone your skills and create appeals that will hit the mark every time.
This concise paperback is one of the best known guides to writing a paper for publication in biomedical journals. Its straightforward format – a chapter covering each of part of the structured abstract – makes it relevant and easy to use for any novice paper writer. How to Write a Paper addresses the mechanics of submission, including electronic submission, and how publishers handle papers, writing letters to journals abstracts for scientific meetings, and assessing papers. This new edition also covers how to write a book review and updated chapters on ethics, electronic publication and submission, and the movement for open access.
Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.
Research like a pro-and write a winning paper! Do research papers make you nervous? Don't panic! This task isn't as overwhelming as it may seem–and conducting good research is an important skill to have. With How to Write a Great Research Paper, you'll see how easy and rewarding it can be to explore a topic and present your ideas in an organized and interesting way. Filled with easy-to-follow instructions and valuable tips, this new guide breaks the entire process down into 7 Keys to Success: * Find a Topic * Look It Up * Take Notes * Outline Your Paper * Create Your First Draft * Revise and Edit Your Draft * Present Your Paper So take a deep breath, relax-and get ready to write a top-notch research paper!
Love music boxes but never seem to be able to find the song you really want? With this DIY Music Box, you can create the music you've always wanted. It is operated by turning the hand crank as the music strip is fed through the music box. Write your musical note on the paper strip, and use the puncher to punch the holes. Then put it inside the music box movement and stir the shaft, then it can make the sound.
Made of high-quality zinc alloy, solid and durable.
Three paper strips and one puncher are included, you can write your musical note and punch the holes to create your own melody.
With the hand crank, you can control the rhythm by yourself.
Play any song you wish, a must have item for musicians crafters and lovers.
Suitable for all ages and you do not have to know how to play a musical instrument.
Note: The songs of the music box on the attached paper strip can play music wit the DIY Music Box after punching.
Name DIY Music Box
Type Music Box
Material Zinc Alloy
Product Weight 150g
Package Weight 220g
Product Size 10 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm
Package Size 11 x 6 x 4 cm
Package Contents 1 x DIY Music Box Movement 3 x Paper Strip 1 x Puncher
CODERS ARE ROCK STARS Coders are the people who are building the future. You can stake your own claim on the future by learning pro coding techniques. Take a look inside to figure out how and why coders think a bit differently, the basics of building a working application with a professional coding language, and how to test your app to make sure it works. Get a jump on your future as a rock-star coder today! See the big picture – get a grip on how pro coders start and finish a project Know the code – get your hands on a pro coding language and put it to work Make things happen – create a working application you can share with friends
A groundbreaking guide to facilitating online and blended courses This comprehensive resource offers teachers in grades K-12 a hands-on guide to the rapidly growing field of online and blended teaching. With clear examples and explanations, Kristin Kipp shows how to structure online and blended courses for student engagement, build relationships with online students, facilitate discussion boards, collaborate online, design online assessments, and much more. Shows how to create a successful online or blended classroom Illustrates the essential differences between face-to-face instruction and online teaching Foreword by Susan Patrick of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning This is an essential handbook for learning how to teach online and improve student achievement.
How to trade and invest online, from bestselling investing author Roger Kinsky With the wide availability of market data and the low cost of online trading, millions of people are taking control of their own future and investing their savings online. The Internet allows small investors to manage their portfolios, set up their own superannuation funds, and research and trade shares all from the comfort of a home office. But there are always risks to investing and without the knowledge of a traditional stockbroker or investment manager to help them steer clear of bad deals, investors need guidance to successfully navigate the abundance of information available to them. This new Fourth Edition of Online Investing on the Australian Sharemarket is a complete and comprehensive guide to researching stocks and trading shares, demystifying the complexities and explaining confusing investment jargon along the way. You'll discover how to find the best online broker, setup your account, place orders, analyse the market, and monitor and improve your portfolio's performance. The ideal guide for beginner and intermediate level investors who want to learn to invest wisely and profitably Written by an active trader and bestselling author of Teach Yourself About Shares, Shares Made Simple, and Charting Made Simple Covers all the basics of online investing, including how to set up an account, research shares, and make profitable trades Updated to include all the latest information setting up a self-managed superannuation fund, forex trading, and mobile technologies For Australians who want to take control of their investment portfolios, Online Investing on the Australian Sharemarket is the perfect beginner's guide.
This concise guide covers the important angles of your grant application, whether for a health research project or personal training programme, and will help you be among the successful applicants. The author, a reviewer for grant funding organisations and internationally respected research scientist, gives you the benefit of his experience from both sides of the process in this easy-to-use, readable guide. The book takes you through the grant application process, explaining how to: Present the justification for the proposed project Describe the study design clearly Estimate the financial costs Understand a typical review process, and how this can influence the contents of the grant application The author provides practical advice on a range of project types (observational studies, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and systematic reviews) to increase the chance that your application will be successful. There are also tips on what to avoid throughout the application. With generic information about application requirements, How to Write a Grant Application is ideal for healthcare professionals seeking a health services or scientific grant.
Master the art of resume writing and boost your chances of getting hired With unemployment rates still running high, getting an edge up on the competition in your field—whatever it may be—can be an intimidating and exhausting undertaking. Luckily, Resumes For Dummies is here to serve as your life raft as you navigate the murky waters of a modern-day job search. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on writing a winning resume that will set you head and shoulders above the crowd to land that elusive interview and get the job of your dreams. There's nothing easy and breezy about looking for a new job—whether you currently have one or not. But rather than succumbing to the panic that might convince you to hide under the covers, Resumes For Dummies arms you with the confidence you need to write a resume that will have prospective employers knocking your at your door. Includes tips on avoiding common resume-writing mistakes Provides updates on the latest changes in the job market that you'll need to take into account when writing a resume Outlines how to approach a lay-off in a professional light Covers how to confront privacy and reputation issues in online social job search Whether you're a recent graduate, second-timer looking for your next job, prime-timer who hasn't job-searched in decades, or the unfortunate victim of a lay-off, Resumes For Dummies takes the fear out of putting your skills on paper and sets you on the path to getting your foot in the door—and landing the job of your dreams.
Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music «out there.» You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing – and selling – meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 – get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your «inner voice» to creating a «mood» and everything in between Jaunt around the genres – discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out – master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music – find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web – harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions
This 4.4-inch writing tablet uses eco-friendly material and is shatter-resistant. It is ultra-light and portable to carry. Kids can doodle on it; elderly can write on it; deaf people can communicate with it; it can be taken as a mini memo pad also.
Compact and Portable
Similar size as a iPhone 5s, you can put it into your pocket and take it to anywhere.
Providing enough room for you to write or draw.
Eco-friendly, shatter-resistant, durable to use .
Pressure-Sensitive Writing Theory
Create contents based on how hard you push, just like writing/drawing on genuine paper.
Memo pads, writing, drawing, communication, etc.
Material LCD panel, ABS frame
Power Built-in 3.0V lithium manganese battery
Product Size11.6 x 8.6 x 0.45 cm
Package Contents1 x 4.4-inch Writing Tablet with Pen
What makes online learning engaging to students? Engagement depends upon designing learning that is active and collaborative, authentic and experiential, constructive and transformative. While students and instructors can inadvertently act in several ways to decrease student engagement in online coursework, research indicates a range of options that have been proven to engage students in their online courses. This report explores the learning theories, pedagogies, and active learning options that encourage student engagement, push them to think more deeply, and teach them how to learn. It guides instructors on how to evaluate the effectiveness of technological and software tools, and to evaluate and assess the activities, learning, and retention occurring in their online classes. Finally, it will help instructors find inspiration for engagement from the face-to-face settings that can be translated into the online environment. This is the 6th issue of the 40th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
This new addition to Ladybird's I'm Ready... early learning series is developed by educational experts and gives children plenty of practice in learning and writing letters and words. Learning to form letters and numerals correctly and develop confident and accurate handwriting skills is essential in the first years of primary school.
In First Writing Practice, children can practise key first handwriting activities, including both lower-case and capital letters, numbers, the letter sounds used in early phonics learning and full words, too. There is also specific help for left-handed writers.
The middle of the book contains fun pull-out activities that show children how interesting and useful everyday writing skills can be. Make a shopping list, design a birthday card, create a recipe and more!
The perfect first writing book for children in Reception or Year 1, it is the ideal follow-on companion to Ladybird's other I'm Ready to Write title, First Pencil Practice.
Help your nonprofit thrive Need practical advice on running a nonprofit? No problem! Packed with the latest tips and techniques on starting and managing a charitable organization, this easy-to-follow guide offers everything you need to help your nonprofit endure the ups and downs of the economy. From applying for your tax exemption to raising money to pay for your programs, it covers it all. So get ready to bring in the bucks – and enjoy watching your nonprofit prosper. Write a mission statement Craft a compelling pitch Raise money online Apply for grants Get the word out Adapt in hard times Prepare a solid budget Project cash flow
This practical, no-nonsense guide gives clear instructions for the best use of email at work. It takes you through all the basics and 'netiquette' of emailing strangers, business contacts and colleagues, from setting up email accounts, presentation and formatting of your emails to avoiding offensive blunders and common pitfalls.
It also gives essential guidance on cultural differences, legal issues, suitable language and appropriate use of email, so that your emails will make a strong impression and get results.
How to Read a Paper describes the different types of clinical research reporting, and explains how to critically appraise the publications. The book provides the tools to find and evaluate the literature, and implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centered way. Written for anyone in the health care professions who has little or no knowledge of evidence-based medicine, it provides a clear understanding of the concepts and how to put them into practice at the basic, clinical level. Changes for the 4th edition The fourth edition will include two new chapters on important developments in health care research and delivery, but otherwise retains its original style, size, and scope. New chapter on quality improvement – describing papers on quality improvement projects using ebm methods; this will extend the readership to non clinical health care professionals working in hospitals and family practice, and to nurse specialists and practice nurses working in this field New chapter on complex interventions – how to set up research projects involving both qualitative and quantitative methodology (known as mixed methods) Thorough revision and updating of existing chapters and references New illustrations – diagrammatic representations of ebm concepts
A fast and easy way to write winning white papers! Whether you’re a marketing manager seeking to use white papers to promote your business, or a copywriter keen to break into this well-paying field, White Papers For Dummies gives you a wealth of practical, hands-on advice from one of the world’s leading experts in the field. The fact-based documents known as white papers have been called the “king of content.” No other B2B marketing piece can do more to generate leads, nurture prospects, and build mindshare. Where white papers were once used only by technology firms, they are becoming “must-have” items in the marketing toolkit for almost any B2B firm. Practically every startup must produce a white paper as part of its business planning. But writing effective white papers is a big challenge. Now you can benefit from the experience of a white paper specialist who’s done more than 200 projects for clients from Silicon Valley to Finland, from mighty Google to tiny startups. Author Gordon Graham—also known as That White Paper Guy—provides dozens of tips and tricks to help your project come together faster and easier. White Papers For Dummies will help you to: Quickly determine if your B2B firm could benefit from a white paper Master the three phases of every white paper project: planning, production, and promotion Understand when and how to use the three main types of white paper Decide which elements to include and which to leave out Learn the best practices of seasoned white paper researchers and writers Choose from 40 different promotional tactics to get the word out Avoid common mistakes that many beginners make
You can write invisible messages or design on paper or skin only read by UV LED light. Great for dorm room decoration safety property markings dance clubs and etc. The best choice as gift for promoting goods and advertisement Write secret messages Money detector (by revealing water marks) Built in Flashlight
Now you can access Jean Barbazette's systematic process for creating winning training materials that will help raise your skills to the next level. The book is filled with easy-to-use tools and templates that answer all the questions trainers, course designers, and subject matter experts (SMEs) have about what it takes to develop training materials and how they can easily create the best training program in the shortest amount of time. «Jean is a master at providing her readers with new ideas and innovative approaches to the art of delivering excellent learning solutions. Our field has gone through so many changes and Jean is on top of them and out in front all at the same time. Bravo!» —Beverly Kaye, founder/chairman of the board, Career Systems International and coauthor of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go «Barbazette has done it again: she has made your job easier with step-by-step guidelines for developing training materials. Jean covers the entire process in her typical easy-to-follow manner, simplifying the complicated and making you the hero! Don't miss this one!» —Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc. and author of The Business of Consulting «Once again master trainer Barbazette has provided an elegantly simple, step-by-step guide to what can often be the most tedious part of the training process: writing training materials that support and expand a learner's results. Both seasoned professional and newcomer will find this an easy-to-follow guide and valuable resource to be used over and over.» —Eileen McDargh, president, McDargh Communications, and author of Talk Ain't Cheap – It's Priceless «Barbazette is back to fill another gap in the training literature. This extensive work on how and when to write training materials is chock-full of templates and other tools. Systematic and thorough, this is an exceptional guide for those wanting to efficiently create successful training interventions.» —Jane Bozarth, Ed.D., eLearning Coordinator, State of North Carolina and author of Better Than Bullet Points
Unlock Your Computer's Potential Samsung's 850 EVO series SSD is the industry's #1 best-selling SSD and is perfect for everyday computing. Powered by Samsung's V-NAND technology, the 850 EVO transforms the everyday computing experience with optimized performance and endurance. Designed to fit desktop PCs, laptops, and ultrabook
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Product Type mSATA
Interface SATA 6Gb/s Interface, compatible with SATA 3Gb/s & SATA 1.5Gb/s interface
Sequential Read Speed Up to 540 MB/s Sequential Read * *Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
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Controller Samsung MEX Controller
Trim Support Yes
AES Encryption AES 256 bit Encryption (Class 0), TCG/Opal, IEEE1667 (Encrypted drive)
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
GC (Garbage Collection) Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
WWN Support World Wide Name supported
Device Sleep Mode Support Yes
Internal Storage Yes
Temperature proof Yes
Voltage 3V ± 5% Allowable voltage
Reliability (MTBF) 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Bestselling author of Million Dollar Consulting shares the secrets of writing winning proposals Intended for consultants, speakers, and other professional services providers, Million Dollar Consulting® Proposals ends forever the time-consuming and often frustrating process of writing a consulting proposal. It begins with the basics—defining these proposals and why they are necessary—and coaches you through the entire proposal process. In this book, you'll learn how to establish outcome-based business objectives and maximize your success and commensurate fees. From bestselling author Alan Weiss, Million Dollar Consulting Proposals delivers step-by-step guidance on the essential element in creating a million dollar consultancy. Outlines the nine key components to a Million Dollar Consulting proposal structure Presents a dozen Golden Rules for presenting proposals Offers online samples, forms, and templates to maximize the effectiveness of these tools The New York Post calls bestselling author Alan Weiss «one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America.» Alan Weiss's expert guidance can lead your consulting business to unprecedented success, and it all starts with a million dollar proposal.
Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as «Literary Facebooks,» where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the «College Application Essay Boot Camp.» These writing lessons are written by experts—and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards 826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
The fast and easy way to start and run an online business Starting an online business is no longer a novelty. It's a fact of life for individuals and established companies alike. The good news is that e-commerce and the practice of selling goods and services through a Web site and is not only here to stay, but it's thriving. More good news is that the steps required to conduct commerce online are well within the reach of ordinary people, even if you have no business experience. All you need is a good idea, a bit of start-up cash, computer equipment, and a little help from the practical, hands-on information in Starting and Running an Online Business For Dummies. With strategies to help you identify your market, design your website, choose services, trade securely, boost sales, and stay ahead of the competition; Starting and Running an Online Business For Dummies is just what you need to succeed. You'll discover how to open an online business in ten easy steps, how to select the right web host and design tools, why giving your e-business site structure and style is vital, techniques on attracting and keeping customers, and much more. Advice on how to get your business on the Web quickly and economically Completely revised and updated Includes the latest information on web hosting, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, harnessing the power of social media marketing, and more Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a small business owner looking to expand your business online, this up-to-date and easy-to-follow guide covers all the essentials you need to know to get on the Web quickly and economically, without all the technical jargon and hype bogging you down.