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5 Reasons Why Giving Back’s Important

December 24, 2014

As a nerd, I really believe in giving back (always have). It's important to collaborate, help one another, and create the change we want, and that takes time. Earlier this year, the craigconnects team and I created an infographic, Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, to show you just how effective and accessible crowdfunding is. Crowdfunding raised more than five… Read more »


How #GivingTuesday Raised Over $45million

December 5, 2014

Folks, I support #GivingTuesday each year because it's the real deal. I got an update from Henry Timms… More data and stories are still coming in, but here are the highlights as they stand right now (more soon!): Indiana University is estimating an overall 63% increase this year in online donations. Early results from Blackbaud… Read more »


What "New Power" Means for #GivingTuesday

November 25, 2014

History keeps getting itself made, and now and then, regular people get a chance at sharing power. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms articulated this much more eloquently in Understanding “New Power”. I'm pretty passionately committed to this for at least the next twenty years, have already been practicing it daily for the last twenty years. Here's… Read more »


Tis the Season to Give Back

November 21, 2014

Folks, I believe that it's really important to give back to our communities. One way to do that is to participate in CrowdRise's #GivingTuesday Holiday Challenge for nonprofits. I'm giving $50K to go toward the winner of the Challenge, and together, with the other donors, there will be $250K in prize money. CrowdRise has been working… Read more »


Is There Such a Thing As Online Privacy?

July 31, 2014

Folks, do you think that online privacy really exists? This is what we tried to find out when we surveyed 1,007 Americans. Rad Campaign, Lincoln Parks Strategy, and I teamed up to uncover experiences and views about online privacy. We took the results and created an infographic to share with you. This is the second… Read more »


4 conferences doing it right

June 18, 2014

Hey, there's a lot coming up in terms of conferences this year. A lot of social change events, innovation get togethers, and ways for groups to get together and really make a difference. Here are some conferences that are coming up this year, with an excerpt of their description. You should check them out, if… Read more »