These are some links I wanted to share from September 19th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- There’s More to a Millennial than Updating Your Profile « – Here is a great response to a recent PRSA blog post that, in my opinion, took the premise that Millennial staffers are great as tools for social media but, gasp, heaven forbit they represent your organization! Millennials have a great level of experience and expertise with social media tools, yes, but they are also an integral part of your organization just like all the other staff. Join the active conversation in the comments, too!
- :: Vinspired Voicebox :: Our robot – I'm excited to see the Voicebox in action! Check out this video to find out how you can share your ideas about what you care most about directly with MPs – thanks to a robot. "This is a data visualisation project, curating young people’s views on issues that matter, visualising the findings, and then setting the data free for you to do the same."
- nonprofitmapping.org – I would love to see this go beyond the San Francisco Bay Area – but fascinating! I love maps and the stories they can help us tell. Check it out: "We're building the first up-to-date, interactive map of today's changing nonprofit landscape. If you're a member of the foundation or grant-making community, engaged in nonprofit work, or just interested in mapping and social change, please join us!"
- European charities ‘least affected by the recession’ – Third Sector – "European charities have been hit less hard by the global economic recession than not-for-profits in other continents, new research shows. The 2009 Global Fundraising Confidence Survey, carried out by training and consultancy firm the Management Centre, is based on the views of 126 fundraising directors and sector experts around the world."
- understanding the world today – Just came across this site that has data, research, and reports prepared by sociologists and others interested in social change with the goal to "Bring together knowledge of our social, political and economic world. Where we are, how we got here, and where we are going. A solid understanding of the world is the first step for improving living conditions of all people throughout the world."
Great reads from around the web on September 19th