I’m an advocate for using games and play in new spaces that they are not traditionally used. Over at the Nonprofit Technology Network there’s an article on how nonprofits can use video games. Essentially, it focus on using games as awareness tools, it’s a step in the right direction but I can’t help but feel that there is so much more that games can do.

How can nonprofits use game elements to promote their cause?

Gamers are already helping tackle real-world problems, just by playing games. 57,000 gamers have outperformed supercomputers in the task of folding proteins in new ways that could lead scientists to cures for Alzheimer’s, cancer and more. And 19,000 players have helped improve food security, increase access to clean energ,y and end poverty in more than 130 countries with EVOKE, an online game created for the World Bank Institute that’s resulted in real-world solutions for key problems.

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