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How the Internet Creates Possibility

December 8, 2014

Folks, I support the Ekialo Kiona Center (EK Center) and the Organic Health Response, and they're creating real change. I get updates every so often, and I like to share the good work they're doing. They seek to activate information technology, social solidarity, and environmental sustainability to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria (in Kenya)…. Read more »

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6 Women Run Startups to Check Out

August 27, 2014

Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress: the number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59% from 1997 to 2013—1.5x the national average. Women of color are the majority owners at close to 1/3 of all women-owned firms in the nation. African American women are both the fastest-growing… Read more »

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8 Social Good Changemakers to Watch

May 25, 2014

Folks, just figured it was about time to highlight some more social good changemakers who really have their boots on the ground creating real change. These people are disruptors, they're inspirational, and they're the real deal. Jillian York – Follow @jilliancyork Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work is… Read more »

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Local-Global Youth Development

April 25, 2014

Folks, the Organic Health Response (OHR) is located on Mfangano Island, Kenya, in the heart of Lake Victoria.  They seek to activate information technology, social solidarity, and environmental sustainability to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria. Over the years we've supported OHR’s ICT initiatives, namely a highspeed Internet link from their ICT resource… Read more »

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Glasses, philanthropy, last week

March 4, 2014

Hey, this guy knows Leonard Cohen (my rabbi)! We were just talking about how to better seriously share power and resources with people who need it, particularly in India and Africa. I've now gotten interested in that, and would love to work with people who really have their boots on the ground making a difference…. Read more »

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Unbelievable: Over $2 Million Dollars Raised for Nonprofits

January 11, 2014

Hey there, the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge just ended on Thursday, and you won't believe how much the organizations raised collectively in small donations for their nonprofits: $2,394,827, more than double last year’s total for the Vets Challenge. Yup, that's right, over two million dollars. Plus, I gave $75k, in grand and weekly bonus prizes and that money was… Read more »

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