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Why You Need to Game Your Supporters


There’s a communications medium far too many nonprofits neglect: Gaming. “Games have clearly arrived as a mass medium,”. Your turn.

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Gaming for Good, Joel Bartlett and the Super Chick Sisters


Have you ever thought about creating a game or using game mechanics as part of your online strategy? We talked games, games, games.

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How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of Games for Change Festival since 2006 when I first heard about it, almost ten years ago. Action movies?

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5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games

Connection Cafe

Fans’ obsession with the Hunger Games saga isn’t by chance. Hunger Games Lesson 1: Storytelling is Vital for Survival. It’s by design.

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4 Lessons on Building Games for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change – Guest Post by Josh Spiro. Nominated for: Most Innovative Game. Meet the Nominees.

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How the “Shark Tank” of Podcasts is Changing the Start Up Game


By Kristen Matthews. ———-. So, you’ve finally got it….that You’re ready to hit the start-up market, full speed ahead. photo credit ).

Is Facebook’s One-Click Donate Button a Game Changer?


Facebook recently rolled out its one-click donate button for nonprofits. You can sign up here to add it to your organizational FB page.

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Turning Fundraising into a Game: Groupon, Zynga and Care2 do it, Why Don’t You?


At this year’s SXSW conference, keynote speaker Seth Priebatsch said the next 10 years will be the decade of games. Which begs the question.

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WEBINAR: The RFP Dating Game

See What's Out There

Relationships are built on trust, which takes time; the same is true for good partnerships. strategy Video web webinar dating rfp

No Losers Allowed in the Fundraising Game


Somehow, in our age, fundraising became a win-or-lose game for people and organizations trying to do some good in their communities.

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What Nonprofits Can Learn at Games for Change Festival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What Nonprofits Can Learn at Games for Change Festival by Jeff Ramos. June 20 – 22 is fast approaching. Conferences Promotions

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Games for Change 2011: Channeling Our Collective Power

Tech Soup Blog

An epic win for the gaming industry? ” games gaming g4c g4c2011Twice as many people play FarmVille as watch CSI now.

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5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since. Games — both digital and analog — provide a great opportunity for inviting players to interact with a real-world causes and societal challenges. Games for a New Climate. Games for Change Festival.

Guest Post: Lessons Learned Designing a Mobile Game for Balboa Park

Museum 2.0

Ken is a game designer and writer who develops narrative, collaborative augmented reality experiences about serious issues. Mysterious!

Upcoming Nonprofits Live on May 16: Gaming

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we believe game-based technologies can serve as powerful tools for advancing social action, civic engagement, and health for youth. Come watch TechSoup get its game on in this month's interactive Nonprofits Live: Gaming webinar on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. Ben Stokes, Games for Change.

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Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

Amy Sample Ward

I’m at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions! The speakers for this panel include: Tracy Fullerton – Electronics Arts Game Innovation Lab. They thought, wouldn’t it be interseting to create a game to get people in the library who may not have ever come?

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6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC


6) Gaming for Good. The panel explored the impact that gaming and gamification is having on the nonprofits. The conference was amazing!

8th Annual Games for Change: Register Now!

Tech Soup Blog

This post was written by Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager at Games for Change. June 20 is fast approaching. Register now!

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

You are in the business every day of figuring out how to have people engage, have fun, and build skills – change their behaviors through games. For example, we just closed an RFP to solicit proposals to build a game for kids k-3 to better understand STEM. Some have said that coming decades will bring a game layer to the internet.

15 Game-Changing Prospect Research Tools and Resources

Donor Search

Prospect research can seem daunting and overwhelming. There are a ton of resources out there, but there is not a lot of guidance.

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011


What fundraising strategies will be a game changer for nonprofits in 2011? What’s on tap for social media and advocacy? Frogloop asked some of our favorite nonprofit campaigners and experts to give us their thoughts and predictions. Holly Ross, NTEN. Mobile! And not apps. Be platform agnostic! Hyper local. Cloud. Jocelyn Harmon: Care2.

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How to Up Your Digital Marketing and Fundraising Game in 2017

Tech Soup Blog

The new year is a perfect planning opportunity as your organization sets its sights on new goals and outcomes for the next 12 months. Email Is Back.

21 Strategic Lessons for Creating Great Nonprofit Games

Tech Soup Blog

GAMES. A Selection of Strategic Game Design Lessons for Nonprofits. Game Audiences. Games are a $60 billion global industry. (MB).

[Cool Infographic Friday] Game of Tech Thrones


Oh.Em.Gee. This one is awesome. Can’t stop laughing. by vasundhara. ——— ( photo credit ). Debunking the Hype Potluck

[Cool Social Tools] DonorDrive Ups Your Fundraising Game


————-. This industry first coaches supporters to be better fundraisers. ——— ( photo credit ).

Game On: How Gamification is Changing the Sector

ASU Lodestar Center

Although, we do understand that games, are gamified mechanisms, and people purchase them because they solely enjoy them for entertainment. Therefore, in order to create an effective gamification program within a nonprofit, research is needed to find the middle ground between a game and an incentive program. Game Economy.

The 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival


We are excited to be partnering with Games for Change for The 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival.

Gaming for learning | Inquirer News

AFP Blog

If you can simulate anything and it’s fun, people will repeatedly play it,” said Levi Tan Ong, a member of the Filipino team that topped the game design category in the 2010 Imagine Cup, touted as the Olympics of Software. NPGamingforLearning NPGamification

Gaming for Good: Interview with Joel Bartlett, Director of Marketing at PETA


What role do games play in PETA's online strategy and how has that role evolved over the years? How many online games has PETA created?

The Failure Bow: How To Stop the Blame and Shame Game and Start Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When you read this post, I’ll be on a plane to the facilitate the opening plenary at the Legal Services TIG Conference on Wednesday, Jan.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop.

Challenges, Rules, and Epic Wins: Using Game Design to Build Visitor Loyalty

Museum 2.0

Was it while playing a game? Ian and Sam design real-world games that encourage people to engage in ordinary environments in extraordinary ways.

Games for Change: An Interview with Darren Garrett of Littleloud


Darren and his studio are best known for the BAFTA Award winning title " Bow Street Runner ", as well as many other games for commercial properties.

The 5 Best Social Impact Games of 2010


By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change When most people outside gaming think of video games, they typically fall into three buckets: "old school" games like Super Mario and Tetris, social and mobile games like Farmville and Angry Birds, or hyper-violent console games like Grand Theft Auto.

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7 ways Facebook’s Subscribe Button can be a nonprofit game-changer

John Haydon

But now with the Subscribe Button , Facebook users can opt-in to their public updates without being her friend. Quantity and quality.

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Gaming for Sustainability: How Balaji Prabhakar’s Lottery Beats Traffic Congestion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Imagine someone offered you $1 to leave the house an hour earlier in the morning so as to shift your commute to an off-peak train. Will you do it?

Friday Food for Thought: Watching the Game Film (for Nonprofits)

Amy Sample Ward

—– For professional football players, the six days between games are jammed with practice, gym workouts, and travel.

See how digital games have big impact at the 12th Annual Games for Change Festival in NYC!


The 12th Annual Games for Change Festival is coming up on April 21-23 & 25, in New York City, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

JVIB 2012 Special Issue on Technology: Today's Game Changer

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm very excited to be a guest editor with the awesome Donna McNear on next year's special technology issue of the Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness. Donna and I are looking for forward looking articles that will inform the field of what might happen in the future. Help us make this a terrific issue!

Interacting and Gaming at Library 2.011

Tech Soup Blog

" Games for Library Instruction. Another fabulous session that I attended was an Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning in Libraries. Broussard shared a plethora of online games created to aid and enhance. Broussard shared the links to these games on. library libraries games webinars gaming