One of the coolest ideas I have seen in a while. While I think technology is great I have been afraid that we are losing some of the aesthetics of what it feels like to turn an actual page or to press a pencil onto a piece of paper and let your imagination just go nuts. Pixel Press is taking some of that back. Once this app releases we will be able to draw a video game on a piece of paper, upload it to a device and then play it on the screen. These guys are on the edge of something and I cannot wait to see what they do next.
I don’t normally get excited about music videos, especially because it isn’t 2002 anymore. But Macklemore put out his video for “Can’t Hold Us” a few weeks ago and in true Macklemore fashion, he absolutely killed it. He is a game changer and has potential oozing out of his nose. I cannot wait to see what he will do next. Enjoy!
This is a great talk by Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise. He is talking about a more modern approach to charities and how we should begin to view ourselves as a “for-purpose” as opposed to a “non-profit.” This is the new direction of charities and its going to create a whole new world for not only those of us that work in the non-profit world, but more importantly it will create a better world for those in need. We will begin to see greater profits for charities which in turn will mean greater programs and greater impact.
Make sure to check out Pencils of Promise at pencilsofpromise.org. They are building schools in 3rd-world countries and using education to break the poverty cycle. This could end poverty in the next few decades because Pencils of Promise is giving children a future. Kudos, Adam and Pencils of Promise
Atlanta’s very own #EndItMovement plays for keeps. I wasn’t able to see this in person but this video and this awareness campaign will bring your heart to its knees. Shine bright for those whose light has been hidden.
Well I applied to the Fourth Estate today. If you are not familiar with the Fourth Estate, it is a gathering of great minds and ideas within the non-profit world hosted by Invisible Children and its happening in August on the UCLA campus. Some of the most innovative minds in the non-profit community are going to be present including the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, Jamie Tworkowski; Dan Pallotta, the author of Uncharitable; and of course, the co-founder and CEO of Invisible Children, Jason Russell and Ben Keesey. I am looking to make a future in the non-profit world and I think that this could be a great stepping stone into the future that I want to have.
Hopefully I will hear something about my application soon.
What an inferior satisfaction is the good feeling we get from a modest executive salary compared to the feeling we would have if we ended world hunger on this earth. Gold stars over church bells. We have settled for scraps.
The poor are left to take some solace in the fact that charity observed all the discrimination with great frugality.