Journal

Lessons & insights from our journey for positive impact.

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The Value of Five Dollars

I’ve recently returned from Mexico, where I attended a convening with 460 changemakers from around the world. Read this article if you want to know more about why I’ve attended for seven years. In short, Opportunity Collaboration broadens my perspective, gives me awareness of important programs that I share with others, and challenges me to …

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Reflections from Opportunity Collaboration

As of October 2019, I have attended Opportunity Collaboration (OC) seven times, which means that as a company, CauseLabs has participated in this annual unconference for over a decade. It’s no surprise that new delegates often ask me, “Why do you come back each year?”  I suspect there is a desired response. I suspect they …

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Finding Alignment

As a company whose success (staying in business) relies on revenue, there is a tension between profitability and mission. We can’t achieve our mission if we can’t succeed as a business. However, we do not want to succeed solely through profits and charitable giving.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology has the power to transform our world on a scale that is unprecedented. How might we, as social good organizations, learn, adapt, and benefit from these shifts?

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Doing Good Business

When the success of a business relies on more than just passion, how do we hold true to our values and why we started our business?

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The Power of Clickable Prototypes

A clickable prototype links multiple screens together via hotspots that are interacted with via click or tap. The result is a testable, easy-to-update solution to a design problem that users can experience.

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Advanced REST API Design

In our previous post, we covered the basics of designing a REST API: defining endpoints, using HTTP verbs and performing common read-write operations on data. In this chapter, we’re going to introduce some advanced use and edge cases you may want to consider in order to give your REST API a sound and long-lasting design.

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What you need to know about REST.

If you are a developer and you’ve worked in any modern web application, I’m sure this term rings a bell for you. REST stands for Representational State Transfer. If you’re already familiar with the basics, hop over to our look at Advanced REST API design. If you’re in need of an intro, lets dive in and you’ll see why this architectural style has become a de-facto industry standard for back-end APIs.

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