Things We Like (September 2014)

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

  1. Here’s a Thing We Love: Ash Shepherd is NTEN’s new Education Director! We’d welcome him to the party, but he’s been rocking the NTEN party for a good long while already. Drop him a line at his new email address:
  2. Makers of the world united digitally this summer to host 2,513 events in 86 countries. But “just because Maker Party 2014 is over doesn’t mean that the party has to end.” Truer words …
  3. If you feel like (re)making history, the British Museum is looking for help to create its own digital clone in Minecraft.
  4. Speaking of remakes, we at NTEN HQ have been recently enthralled with Puddles the Clown’s video remake of Lorde’s “Royals.”
  5. Enthrall others with your own video via PM & Co.’s “Shoot. Win. Inspire” video contest. Shoot an awesome video, get a brand makeover.
  6. Give others the gift of an inbox makeover by following this Email Charter. Make the Internet (and your email) more human-friendly.
  7. Meowbify seeks to make the whole Internet more cat-friendly. Could the Internet be more cat-friendly, you may well ask? It’s certainly a challenge!
  8. Here are 7 challenges inspired by the Icebucket Challenge, the viral campaign that sparked wild card success. Disclosure: we like any opportunity to link to the “Nonprofits with Balls” blog, because it’s wondrous.
  9. In an effort to challenge wild card success, 14LCS keynote speaker Matt Groch and colleague/CEO Jason Saul introduced the Impact Genome Project (or “Moneyball for social impact”).
  10. Could laser-etched produce have an impact on raising food access awareness? Experiment coming live to a zucchini or watermelon near you.
  11. Should the Internet be more easily available to cable companies than nonprofits and individuals? The Battle for the Net is raising awareness of net neutrality.
  12. Raise your glass for the RFP drinking game if you’re frustrated by proposal guidelines.
  13. Finally, in honor of today’s first #WomenInTech Community of Practice call, we raise our glasses to Emma Watson’s recent speech in support of the HeForShe Campaign.
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