Game-based technologies can serve as powerful tools for advancing social action, civic engagement, and health for youth. This interactive Nonprofits Live: GAMES webinar featured 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.

Speakers included Michelle Byrd from Games for Change, Ben Stokes at USC, Josephine Dorado and Barry Joseph who develop games in the nonprofit space. This event was hosted by Evonne Heyning, Interactive Producer for TechSoup.

Check out this awesome write-up of the webinar with strategic game design take-aways tailored for nonprofits:
39 Strategic Lessons for Creating Great Nonprofit Games by Evonne Heyning

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Event info:

Nonprofits Live is a monthly interactive talk show produced by TechSoup, with guest experts from the field sharing insights, case studies and answering questions from organizations.

16 May 2012