Monthly Archives: July 2015

Geoff Keighley unveils The Game Awards


The show will take place on Dec. 5 starting at 6 pm at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas (tickets $45).

Keighley has rounded up some marquee advisory board members, including Reggie Fils-Aime (President and COO, Nintendo of America), Yves Guillemot (Co-Founder and CEO, Ubisoft), Hideo Kojima (Director, Kojima Productions), Shawn Layden (CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America), Peter Moore (COO, Electronic Arts), Rockstar Games, Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft), Martin Tremblay (President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) and Valve.

“PlayStation looks forward to seeing our fans and celebrating with them both at The Game Awards and The PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas this December,” said Leydon at Sony, in a statement. “For those who can’t join us in person, we will be livestreaming the weekend on PlayStation Network.”

“Valve is excited to share The Game Awards with over 100 million users on Steam around the world,” said Gabe Newell, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Valve. Alongside the free livestream, Steam will offer a special limited time Steam Sale as part of The Game Awards 2014 broadcast. More details will be announced closer to the event.

National Grantmakers

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
National Dance Project
Trust for Mutual Understanding

Charity Navigator
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Technology Affinity Group (TAG) announced Simplify
Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) launched version 2.0 of Financial SCAN
More Money for More Good, a nonprofit fundraising guidebook, in partnership with Hope Consulting

See more at:

Gerli, Merete F., How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal, CRS Report RL 32159,, August 15, 2014.
Gerli, Merete F., Resources for Grantseekers, CRS Report RL34012,, August 15, 2014.
Gravelle, Jane and Sherlock, Molly, Tax Issues Relating to Charitable Contributions, CRS Report 7-5700,, March 13, 2013.
Lunder, Erika K., Can States Require 501(c)(3)s to Disclose Their Donors?, CRS Legal Sidebar,, April 23, 2015.
Lunder, Erika K., Disclosure and 501(c)s, CRS Legal Sidebar,, October 17, 2013.
Lunder, Erika K., Frequently Asked Questions About Tax-Exempt Organizations, CRS Report 96-264,, May 1, 2015.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Training and Technical Assistance Center,
Accessing Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations,
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Faith-Based and Community Initiative,
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Training and Technical Assistance Center,
U.S. Department of Justice, Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, How to Apply for Grants,, May 2009.
U.S. Department of Justice, Faith and Communities in Action:
A Resource Guide for Increasing Partnership Opportunities to Prevent Crime and Violence,, NCJ 241293, March 2013.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Grant Programs to End Violence Against Women, April 2014
U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status,, Publication 4220 (Rev. 7-2014) Catalog Number 37053T,
U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service,
Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements,, Publication 1771 (Rev. 7-210143) Catalog Number 20054Q.
U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities,, Publication 4221-PC (Rev. 7-2014) Catalog Number 49829R.
U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, New 1023-EZ Form Makes Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier; Most Charities Qualify, IR-2014-77, July 1, 2014.
U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Tax-Exempt Status for your Organization, Publication 557,, February 2015.

Resources for Game Developers

Game engines, frameworks, 3D modeling, animation software, raster graphic, vector graphic, pixel art, audio editing, 2D animation, and screen recording resources have been posted by here:

World’s First In-Theater Gaming League

The coast-to-coast, 25­ city tour will run from June 15th through August 26th to introduce Super League Gaming’s unique concept and get the word out about league gameplay, which starts with continuous 6­ week sessions on September 14th.

Each event is comprised of a 100-minute session that gives players a chance to participate in both live gameplay and free time with other gamers as they build with their teams, compete in battles, and work together to climb the international leader board.

Super League Gaming takes advantage of Minecraft’s open source API to create a 3rd person “world view” of a customized game that will be projected on the theater screen, while each individual player uses their own laptop to play in the traditional 1st person view as they compete on teams in the theater for a wholly immersive gameplay experience.

Minecraft To Tennessee Movie Theaters

Gamers play in the traditional first-person view on their laptops while watching a customized third-person aerial ‘world view’ with all players on the big theater screen. Each event is comprised of a 100-minute session that includes live team gameplay, individual battles and free time, while players work to climb an international leaderboard.

Super League’s Summer Tour will be stopping in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 22nd at Regal’s West Town Mall Stadium 9. The Super League founding team will also be on-site and available for interviews during the event. For press passes or other requests please email Jasmine (

To learn more about Super League Gaming and buy tickets, visit:


Skillz Introduces Live Events Platform to Host eSports Competitions

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, has introduced a new live events platform that allows anyone to organize mobile video game competitions and live-stream them to any Internet connected device. With the new technology, bars, restaurants, non-profits and virtual venues can run their own free or cash-prize eSports tournaments in over 500 mobile games. The competitions can be geolocated to a specific venue or can be made available to anyone who has downloaded the game. Organizers can also generate and distribute passwords for invite-only competitions.

Skillz unveiled the live events platform at last week’s Wedbush/Intel E3 Networking Event at Elevate Lounge in Los Angeles.  To learn more, visit