Helping People Design Video Games

Helping People Design Video Games

Dec 07

Video games have become a huge business, bringing in billions of dollars each year. But it’s also an industry that’s really hard to break into. Even though there have been a number of very successful independent titles made on shoestring budgets that garnered massive audience appeal, there are still many, many more that never break out, even if they’re really well made. This is where a...

The Nonprofit That Uses Scavenger Hunts to Test Life Skills

The Nonprofit That Uses Scavenger Hunts to Test Life Skills

Nov 30

Room to Read is a nonprofit that has been largely focused on global literacy since it’s inception. But since the year 2000, they have also developed a strong focus on girls’ education in countries like India, Cambodia, and Zambia. They operate programs in nine countries around the world, and they’ve come to realize that life skills such as negotiation, self-confidence, and persistence are...

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Nov 21

“We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.” That’s the vision as quoted from civil rights organization Showing Up for Racial Justice. As the last decade in the United States has shown, this country still has a long way to go before achieving social equality. That’s why we need organizations like Showing Up for Racial Justice....

Goodwill Omaha Proves Communication is Key

Goodwill Omaha Proves Communication is Key

Nov 09

Recently, it came out that Goodwill Omaha is paying a number of its board members over $100,000 a year and that CEO Frank McGree is making $250,000 a year. It’s a $30-million-dollar organization that has over 600 employees, so those salaries aren’t too crazy, considering. But there is also evidence that they pay many of their employees, namely those with disabilities, less than minimum wage. The...

The Nonprofit That Raises Service Monkeys

The Nonprofit That Raises Service Monkeys

Nov 01

Helping Hands is a very special nonprofit; it’s the only organization of its kind to provide service monkeys to the disabled. Founded in 1979, the organization trains capuchin monkeys to assist with everything from opening doors to fetching items. The monkeys themselves are pretty small. According to BioExpedition.com, the average capuchin monkey is anywhere from 12 to 22 inches tall and weighs...

Meet the Nonprofit that Serves 74,000 Meals a Year

Meet the Nonprofit that Serves 74,000 Meals a Year

Oct 11

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the top queer nonprofit centers in the world—it offers almost every service anyone could ever need: medical and psychiatric care, affordable and homeless housing, legal services, employment services, a charter high school, advocacy services, and cultural events. It even has seven locations across the city. Additionally, they also feed the public. Everything...