November 20, 2014

Things We Like (November 2014)

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

  1. In honor of the ESA’s Philae probe landing on a comet (NO BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING), xkcd creator Randall Munroe has given us this commemorative cartoon version of the sights of Philae in space.
  2. Do you prefer to experience the wonders of the cosmos in audio form? NASA is on Soundcloud, so you can listen to the sounds of space, too.
  3. Experience the native IFTTT Space Channel in various recipe forms to automate your vast wonder of the cosmos.
  4. In the vast state of social consciousness, how much do people feel they’re making a difference, and what is the future of global responsibility? The answer to this and more in the 2014 Social Change Impact Report.
  5. Ever wonder when and how women got sidelined in the computer science industry? Planet Money has the blast-from-the-past answer in podcast form, published for Ada Lovelace Day.
  6. Here’s a blast from the past to the near-present look at how daily diets have varied around the world over several decades.
  7. Don’t let the best conferences for nonprofits pass you by next year! Mark your calendars.
  8. And don’t let your second (or third) childhood pass you by online! Make your mark in the sand with these kids’ games.
  9. How could Halloween go by without this dog in a teddy bear costume not dominating the Internet?
  10. Is your nonprofit making the most of the Internet with the latest advances in the iPhone 6? NTEN Member Ben Coit has news for you.
  11. Newsjacking Tips: how to use the news and show the importance of your mission through a new lens.
  12. Whether you make a living from your lens or not, PhotoPhilanthropy’s 2014 Activist Awards welcome your photoessay entry. The Deadline is December 3.
  13. Here’s a look at your nonprofit from the lens of legal compliance. You don’t want legal concerns stressing you out and backing you into a corner.
  14. Unless, of course, that corner is full of kittens! A box full of kittens: the ultimate in stress relief.
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.