May 28, 2015

Things We Like (May 2015)

Following is the monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

  1. This great piece extends context to the long, painful, and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore.
  2. Privilege and racism in history extend far beyond Baltimore’s gates. Walidah Imarisha answers the question, “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?” in this video.
  3. [This space reserved for your own reflection of historic racism in your city and region.]
  4. Activists used over 4,000 flowers to help Detroit reflect on the experience and place of abandoned homes.
  5. User Onboard invites you to reflect on the user experience of newcomers to a website. What should you use, and what should you shuck?
  6. When should you use a carousel on your site?
  7. When shouldn’t you place a kitten on your site?
  8. And why shouldn’t an orangutan play Mom or Dad to a litter of baby tigers? They’re actually like kittens.
  9. Here are 29 Dad jokes that are so bad they’re actually good. Tuck them in with an eye roller!
  10. Eyerollable joke or no, Rumba the Wonder Horse can tuck himself in, thank you very much.
  11. People everywhere will thank you for using Do Not Link, which allows you to issue a bad review of a website in a way that blocks any mention of them as far as SEO is concerned.
  12. There’s now an app that blocks any mention of the Kardashians.
  13. There’s always room for another app. Comedy Hack Day had a stunning list of winners. Be sure to catch the grand prize winner, “Well Deserved,” a marketplace for monetizing the hierarchy of privilege.
  14. Seth Godin has a list of the hierarchy—a ladder, if you will—of organizational needs.
  15. Mobilization Lab has this “beyond the vanity metrics” look at measuring the ladder of membership engagement.
  16. NTEN’s own Jessica Holliday is working on a way to be better at kids’ camp engagement, with Campthing.
  17. We finish Things We Like with Dusty, a kid kangaroo who is convinced he’s a dog.
Steph Routh
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.
Interest Categories: Community Management
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