The Raspberry Pi Foundation—which recently launched a $5 computer (!)—has come a long way in just a few short years. The organization's fast growth is a lesson in looking past organizational limitations in building broad interest toward a key goal.
The University of Missouri's alumni association announced last week that it was working to reform its Black Alumni Network in response to numerous requests made in the weeks after racial tensions exploded on the school's campus.
As the medical world digests a push by the American Medical Association to ban prescription drug advertising in the United States, the Association of National Advertisers has entered the fray, calling the move "wrong and misguided."
The Federal Aviation Administration this week released a set of preliminary recommendations on small drones, which will use a fairly simplified registration process compared to larger commercial drones. The result represents a compromise among a variety of different industry stakeholders, some of whom didn't get everything they wanted out of the final proposal.
In a new report, the Governors Highway Safety Association highlights that many passengers in rear seats fail to wear seat belts, despite the role they play in preventing fatalities during car wrecks.
The challenge that associations face in building their audiences on social media is one of authenticity: Beat people over the head with your message too aggressively, and they'll ignore you; try too hard to start or follow a trend and they'll see right through. So where's the middle ground?
In the latest move taken by an academic group in protest of Israel, the American Anthropological Association voted last week to put a potential boycott of Israeli academic institutions in front of its full membership. Pro-Israel academic groups broadly denounced the move.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s recent decision to revoke lifetime voting rights for inactive Baseball Writers’ Association of America members could change the makeup of next year’s induction class for the Hall. Is that good or bad for players marred by the “steroid era” of baseball? Convincing 75 percent of baseball writers to agree […]
In the weeks after a high-profile scandal led to the resignation of a prominent astronomer at the the University of California-Berkeley, scientific groups have reinforced their approach to fighting sexual harassment.
With emojis more popular than ever—as highlighted by the fact that the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year is a joyfully laughing smiley face—it's worth noting that the process of creating an emoji is held by the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that suddenly wields unusual pop-culture power. Here's how it found itself atop that lofty perch.