Twitter lists for mobility and cities

Twitter lists are a great way to organize your timeline, focus on a specific topic, and stay up to date without following a lot of individual accounts. Here are some of my favorites in the mobility and city worlds:

Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots | MIT Technology Review

Kathleen M. Carley and her team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity have been tracking bots and influence campaigns for a long time. Across US and foreign elections, natural disasters, and other politicized events, the level of bot involvement is normally between 10 and 20%, she says. But in a… …

Berlin 2019

East Side Gallery (Berlin Wall)

Some highlights from Berlin in October 2019. It was my second time in what has become one of my favorite cities.

10 things progressive funders must learn from conservative ones, or we are all screwed | Nonprofit AF

Conservative funders focus on the big picture, act quickly, do not micromanage, provide significant general operating funds, fund for twenty or thirty years, support leaders and movements, engage in policy and politics, and treat grantees as equal partners. Progressive funders—with a few exceptions—intellectualize, are severely risk-averse, focus narrowly, fund isolated strategies and programs, avoid politics, …

A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead

How we visualize our understanding of nonprofit structure and programs shapes the overhead debate. It’s time to get graphic about our new ideas—to deploy fresh images to help educate the public, our funders, and ourselves.Source: Curtis Klotz, A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead - Nonprofit Quarterly

Navigating Funders’ Online Grants Management Systems – GrantAdvisor

If you’ve written a grant in the last year, chances are at least one of these things has happened to you. Your proposal is carefully crafted and ready to be uploaded and submitted. You access your account in the funder’s online system and spend the next few hours troubleshooting lost passwords, surprise character limitations, new …

Digital Security & Grantcraft Guide / Ford Foundation

Funders ask us all kinds of questions about our financial, leadership, cultural, and management capacities. Not once has a funder asked me about our digital security capacity, even when awarding $100,000-plus grants. This guide is geared towards grantmakers, but is also useful for grantees to self-asses our digital security threats. In the digital age, grantmakers …