Things We Like (August 2010)

Submitted by Brett on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:24pm
A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog.
  1. HBR's Dan Pallotta thinks it's unethical that your organization doesn't spend more time and money on fundraising. Them's fightin' words to a lot of commenters.
  2. We think it's unethical that this crazy yo-yo guy hasn't been worked into a fundraising campaign. He will seriously blow your mind. But we have to wonder what his parents think. Somebody find him a spokespinner job, quick!
  3. A friend posted that yo-yo link to Facebook. Adina Levin thinks Facebook's not the best place for community organizers -- but it may depend on the community. If your community is into cat fashion shows, or any number of silly memes, you're golden. We have a way of finding each other.
  4. For instance, we know a certain number of people will love this slideshow of hi-resolution space images. (They're quite spectacular.) Which people? Our people.
  5. But you kind of have to wonder what will happen if everybody just starts listening to people they agree with. After all, if it's on the Internet, it must be true. Dahna Boyd has some thoughts.
  6. Macrowikinomics.
  7. Star Wars Cupcakes. We're not sure we could bring ourselves to eat these, they're so fantastic.
  8. If you're looking for a new mass e-mail platform, you should check out Groundwire's precisely named "E-mail Service Provider Comparison Report 2010".
  9. Wired recently declared that the Web is dead. We think they're getting ahead of themselves.
  10. Regular readers of this space will know there's a growing consensus that technology is physically changing the ways our brains work. Fortunately, there's an easy way to reboot: get outside.
  11. There are so many social media options these days, you may be feeling a little lost. Here's a map to help you find your way.
  12. Finally, in the interest of making you feel good about the world, monkeys love kittens, too! (Also, how can you not want to visit a place called Monkey Forest?) Now, go forth and be productive!