10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits
1. Worldometers: Provides world statistics updated in real-time. tweeting powerful stats is guaranteed to get your organization ReTweeted!
2. BrainyQuote: A directory of quotes by famous people. Inspirational quotes are also ReTweeted often. They get lots of Thumbs Up on Facebook too.
3. Google Internet Stats: A collection of economic and media trends and stats. Very useful to social media practitioners and bloggers.
4. IconsPedia: A great source for free icons to use on your website, blog, Facebook Page, in your e-mail newsletter, etc.
5. 4096 Color Wheel: A handy little tool when designing a YouTube channel, Twitter profile, MySpace page, etc.
6. Creative Commons on Flickr: A great source for images for your organization’s website, blog, e-newsletter, social networking profiles, etc.
7. oneforty: A gallery of over 2,500 (and counting) Twitter Apps.
8. National Priorities Project: They offer three unique web-based tools that nonprofits can use to help educate the masses about the U.S. budget, taxes, and spending: Income Tax Chart, Cost Of War.com and budget charts. A similar project with a mysterious source is the USDebtClock.org.
10. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine: This site is always good for a chuckle. Simply plug in your organization’s website URL and you can seen cached versions of your site going back to 1996. My career in Internet activism goes to back to 2000 when I launched eActivist.org (View 2002 cached version). Look familiar to anyone?