March 27, 2014

Things We Like (March 2014)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

  1. This month, Care2 welcomed their 25,000,000th member and received their 175,000,000th petition signature.
  2. This month is also the third anniversary of craigconnects; and to celebrate, they put together an infographic sharing what they’ve learned about successful crowdfunding.
  3. Crowdfunding is a great option to consider, but you don’t want to forget about your site’s donation page. Give yours a lift with ideas from these ten great donation pages.
  4. Speaking of the crowd, The National Archives (UK) launched Operation War Diary, and is tapping the crowd to help with digital transcription of diaries from World War I.
  5. Instead of adding content, here’s an example of the citizens of the Internet removing content to create something new: Seinfeld scenes without any of the characters.
  6. It has survived NYC and basically everything else because the water bear is tough enough to survive in the vacuum of space.
  7. Have you lost productive time to the vacuum of smart phone games? Whether you loved it, hated it, or just missed out on it, the creator of Flappy Bird wants you to know that he’s sorry.
  8. Games! How about games for good: The full schedule for the Games for Change Festival is available – check out the world of games with social impact.
  9. And what would Things We Like be without some adorable pictures of cats?
Joleen Ong
Joleen is a strong advocate of the nonprofit sector’s role in bringing about social change, and the power of technology to make this happen. At NTEN, Joleen is the editor of NTEN: Change, the quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders, and helps to support NTEN’s 50,000+ community members meet their mission through technology. Joleen is a published writer and researcher on the topic of nonprofit fundraising, communications, marketing, as well as international human rights and labor relations in Asia and Latin America. Prior to NTEN, she was the Communications Manager at Social Accountability International in New York for five years, where she focused on supporting programs to advance workers rights in factories around the world. Joleen earned her MS in Nonprofit Management from the New School, and BA in International Studies and Spanish/Anthropology at the College of New Jersey. She has led presentations on the topic of nonprofit marketing, communications, and sustainability worldwide. She is also a member/blogger of the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board (IMAB) and frequent webinar trainer for FundsForNGOs. Joleen is also the editor of two award-winning social justice documentaries that focus on responsible procurement with Fair Trade on college campuses, and military recruitment.
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