Things We Like (June 2016)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

  1. We start Things We Like with Donovan Livingston’s Harvard convocation address, including this and many other quotables: “Our stories are the ladders that make it easier for us to touch the stars.”
  2. Cryptonomicon, a story by Neal Stephenson, includes PERL script used to encrypt and decrypt messages.
  3. The nonprofit sector decrypted? The IRS has started publishing readable 990s online.
  4. Reuters published a Venn diagram of its corporate values, causing marketing mayhem for the company.
  5. Stoned sheep cause mayhem for Wales after eating pot plants.
  6. Bottles of wine-colored catnip cause excitement for pet owners.
  7. Now you can change your color of wine from RGB to HEX and back again.
  8. You can watch as 1000 years of past European borders change.
  9. Let’s not repeat the errors of responsive web design’s past.
  10. A blast from the past, this T. Rex takes on this obstacle course like it’s no big deal.
  11. Buddy the Rescue Dog thinks this ball pitcher is a very big deal.
  12. We think this quote is a very big deal in this article: “…like heaven beaming down an ice-cold pitcher of unicorn milk when all you wanted was something relatively hormone-free to pour on your cereal.”
Steph Routh
Content Manager
NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network
Steph is Content Manager at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. She has spent over a decade in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on organizational development, communications, fundraising, and program planning. Steph served as the first Executive Director of Oregon Walks for five years prior to joining NTEN. She is passionate about removing barriers to opportunities and finding equity at the many intersections of social justice work. And she feels lucky every day she is at NTEN, with a Community that does exactly that. Outside the NTEN office, Steph is the Mayor of Hopscotch Town, a consulting and small publishing firm that inspires and celebrates fun, lovable places for everyone. Steph is married to her bicycle and an aunt of two.