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Veterans Day Giving Match: Support Teachers in Military Communities

November 10, 2017

$700,000 Matching Grant to Support Teachers Helping MilFams Really big news: Craig Newmark Philanthropies is providing a 2X match on DonorsChoose classroom projects that serve military communities. The grant will also support an innovative new tool on the DonorsChoose platform to ensure that donors, teachers, and site visitors can search for (and fund) classroom projects at the… Read more »

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Standing Up For Veterans Should Happen Year-Round

November 9, 2017

We can't forget what service members and veterans have done for all Americans. We must also recognize that their families have also served the country. This week was a celebration and a remembrance at Bob Woodruff Foundation's annual Stand Up For Heroes Fundraiser, in collaboration with the New York Comedy Festival. I had the honor… Read more »

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Job Resources for Veterans And Their Families

October 18, 2017

Blue Star Families began when a group of military spouses got together to make a difference in the lives of military families. They knew the issues surrounding military families and saw a need for a platform where milfams could join forces with the general public and their communities to address the challenges of military life…. Read more »

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Another Step Toward Making Trustworthy News More Global

October 10, 2017

It’s never been easier to widely distribute trustworthy news and information, yet it’s never been easier to spread and amplify disinformation too. The News Integrity Initiative (NII) at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is doing really important work to fight that disinformation. I've funded NII through the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and am a member of their… Read more »

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#Give2Veterans: How A Single Retweet Can Help A Veteran

September 25, 2017

Hey, the goal of the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), if you're not familiar with us, is to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for post-9/11 impacted veterans, service members and their families. We've joined forces with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to raise funds to support veterans through their #Give2Veterans campaign, which runs until September 30th…. Read more »

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How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18, 2017

Transparency in both news and the government is really important. Unfortunately it isn't the norm, and we can't assume that orgs are factchecking for us. One nonpartisan nonprofit, the First Amendment Coalition (FAC), works to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated… Read more »

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