May 23, 2014

Things We Like (May 2014)

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

  1. The 2014 Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference will be in Washington, DC on June 26, 2014. Allyson Kapin, one of the organizers, is offering 30% off the registration rates if you use the discount code NTEN.  The Unconference will include keynotes Craig Newmark and Majora Carter and, as the event name implies, a crowdsourced agenda for the afternoon.
  2. In crowdsourced funding news, TechBridge has hatched the first curated crowdfunding platform for nonprofits.
  3. Here’s the wonderful story of three ducklings who hatched, disappeared, and experienced quite a plot twist.
  4. Whichever your favorite ducky character from DuckTales, the show’s theme song never sounded so smooth.
  5. Some things—like DuckTales and R&B—correlate nicely. This Spurious Correlations (complete with an inverse correlation, just to keep it real!) website shows trends that make strange bedfellows.
  6. On her blog, Beth Kanter noted that walking increases creativity, and that more people in nonprofits should incorporate walking into their workdays. Here are 5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings.
  7. From the people who made walking meetings famous, we give you “Walk & Talk: West Wing Reunion” (warning: the video plays automatically upon loading)
  8. What—and more importantly who—do we overlook when we walk down the street? In this social experiment conducted by the New York Rescue Mission, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. 
  9. The 13th edition of the Global Information Technology Report invites you to take a closer look at countries’ technological preparedness to promote economic growth and well-being.
  10. Another way to experience a global perspective is to check out the International Space Station’s HD Earth Viewing Experiment
  11. While not quite “Pigs in Space,” here are 15 pigs who wish they were dogs.
  12. And here is a new grooming technique for pet owners who wish their Chows were pandas.