Things We Like (January 2016)

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

  1. What’s your big idea for bridging the digital divide? Share your best with the Living Progress Challenge.
  2. Share the story of your best work through the medium of video! DoGooder Awards have returned, and submissions are welcome through February 12.
  3. The audio medium of podcasting brings “The League of Awkward Unicorns,” a welcome venue of virtual storytelling about mental illness.
  4. The Storytelling Nonprofit Virtual Conference is also returning.
  5. What if the Jedi returned as a favorite cartoon? Say, a Star Wars / Calvin and Hobbes mash-up?
  6. What if there were an iTunes Terms and Conditions / graphic novel mash-up? Answer: it would be magical.
  7. Observe, 10 times Black women were beyond magical in 2015.
  8. Beyond our atmosphere, the magic of space is observed by a Japanese weather satellite and animated in a loop.
  9. The health benefits of animated looping (also known as “knitting”) are extant. Knits and purls, unite!
  10. Coffee and cereal, unite! Mornings just got a little better (or at least more frenetic).
  11. Hoodies just got a little better (or at least more furry) with this, which allows you to wear your cat wherever you go.
  12. Wherever you go, it’s great to remember that the “Other Side” is not dumb.
  13. If you need a reminder that the other side is not dumb (cross-stitch, tattoo, stencil, etc), maybe you need a typeface. This practical typeface guide is for you.
  14. And here’s a practical guide to being aware of and managing risk, called “What Nonprofits Need to Know About Security.
  15. How aware of penguins are you? Here’s what you need to know about Penguin Awareness Day.
  16. Perhaps you were already aware that apparently Benedict Cumberbatch can’t say “Penguins?”
  17. Or can he? The guy finally beats the word and breaks a smile.
  18. This guy beats Fallout 4 without killing anyone and nearly breaks the game.
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.