A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.
- With the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference coming right up, this might be a good time to think about what you’re going to pack. Could you leave your laptop at home? Be honest, now.
- If you can stop working for a few minutes, it may be for the best. More and more research demonstrates the need to take breaks, be those short naps or long vacations. Apparently, humans operate on 90-minute cycles and work best in bursts of focused effort – something our eventual robotic overlords will need to take into account before they turn us into batteries.
- Speaking of sleep mode, Airbnb put more thought into their annual report than some companies put into their products. But then, who wouldn’t want an 8-foot wide, 900 pound iPod dock? Yep, we’re pretty sure that’s a sign.
- But you can get a jump on the robopacalypse! If you’ve always wanted to be in two places at once, Double Robotics will turn your iPad into a convenient way to creep out your co-workers.
- Thank goodness for altruists, then. NTEN’s own Amy Sample Ward co-authored a book with longtime NTEN Member Allyson Kapin. No surprise that it’s about how technology can help you change the world. It’s kind of our thing.
- Yes, it’s up to all of us to use technology to create more social change and not just more toys. Our new workbook, “Getting Started with Data-Driven Decision Making“, created with our friends at Idealware, will help you navigate the waters.
- Oh, and while we’re on the subject of NTEN: Do you have what it takes to be… NTEN’s next CEO? [Ed. note: our apologies, some of us have been watching too much FoodTV.]
- While a love of Star Wars isn’t required, it would certainly help. But then, who wouldn’t love an analysis of how the Empire actually lost the battle of Hoth. Pure geeky goodness!
- Data can be used to organize cat videos, too. With so much awesomeness in the world, we’re thrilled to have you on our side. Thank you for caring.