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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. Pacific time featuring experts and stories from organizations that have found new and innovative ways to catalyze social impact through digital games.
Featuring a lively mix of nonprofit technology guests sharing their unique perspectives on ways to harness the power of gaming as a catalyst for good, you'll hear how some organizations are using games as a platform for teaching leadership skills, problem solving, and global community building to youth.
RSVP today and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag: #NPLive.
Barry Joseph, Global Kids. Four months after Barry Joseph was born, humans first walked on the moon. Three months later, the Internet was born. The first brought us closer to the universe while the second brought us closer to each other. Barry has been pursuing the latter ever since.
Barry has directed the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids, Inc. since 2000, helping youth to acquire leadership skills and engage in efforts to address global issues through the production of digital media. Barry stopped by the Nonprofit Commons last month to discuss all the cool things he has been up to recently. You can catch the recap of that conversation here on the TechSoup blog.
Ben Stokes, Games for Change. Ben co-founded Games for Change and served as a co-director until 2007. He is currently a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Santa Cruz, researching how digital media foster civic engagement, informal learning and activism. You can keep track of his work on his personal website.
Josephine Dorado, (@funksoup) is a social entrepreneur, educator, artist, producer, and skydiver. She was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and initiated the Kidz Connect program, which connects youth internationally via creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds. She currently teaches at the New School and is the live events producer for This Spartan Life, a talk show inside the video game Halo. She is currently working on a curated mobile guide for alternative lifestyles.
Whether you're looking for ways to engage youth through games, or have questions about the tools and resources available to you, our guests will discuss best practices to follow in adopting gaming into your organizations ecosystem of change. We will answer your questions and share tips in a talk-show format. No high tech skills are necessary to participate: just a decent Internet connection and your curiosity!
RSVP to join today!