Headlines: Japan aid; Craigconnects; Google's bosses


Cleanup efforts, Misawa, Japan. US Navy photo via DVIDSHUB (Flickr/Creative Commons)

It’s hard to tear our eyes off the footage from Japan. If you’re considering a donation toward earthquake and tsunami relief, here are some links that might help:

If anyone knows of other relief efforts or supportive action steps we can take, please share them in the comments below.

Here are some other stories that grabbed our attention over the past few days:

New site highlights nonprofits

Centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

  • We received word that the Remember the Triangle Coalition is coordinating a number of events to commemorate this event, which “became a rallying cry for the international labor movement.” Most will take place in New York City, Rochester, and Los Angeles in the coming week or two.

Google: Building better bosses

People typically leave a company for one of three reasons, or a combination of them. The first is that they don’t feel a connection to the mission of the company, or sense that their work matters. The second is that they don’t really like or respect their co-workers. The third is they have a terrible boss — and this was the biggest variable.

Comments (2)

  1. Kellie Clancy writes:
    March 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I have a colleague who is a professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He is on his way to the north to help with the relief efforts. I asked him what Americans could do to help, and he suggested either the Japan Foundation or Red Cross. His comments are below:

    Japan Foundation (Japan’s biggest public benefit organization) has one
    program like this:

    There is a Paypal site for donation.

    According to media, the Red Cross is the only organization that can send
    doctors and nurses to Tohoku at this moment except for the government due
    to the disrupted transportation and distribution system. So, I think Red
    Cross may be a good place to send money at least at the early period.


    There are now accounts of critical shortages of drinking water in
    shelters in the north, and of baby food shortages in hospitals. If you are
    able to provide any level of assistance using any of the sites above, it
    could make a very crucial difference.

  2. Julia Smith writes:
    March 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks so much, Kellie.

    There’s also the International Rescue Committee: rescue.org.

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