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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 »

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7 ways to get involved in tech right now

May 17, 2014

The best way to get stuff done is to get involved, and to connect those who already have their boots on the ground. Summer is almost  here, and it's a really good time to get involved. My team and I have compiled a list of ways you can get involved in tech. Ways to get… Read more »

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Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference is back for social change

May 6, 2014

Folks, the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference is back, and I'm keynoting this year alongside Majora Carter, who's the real deal. Nonprofit 2.0 is DC's only Unconference dedicated to the social cause space. Here's some info about the conference according to co-founder, Allyson Kapin, who also happens to be part of the craigconnects team: "Nonprofit 2.0's more… Read more »

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Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

March 19, 2014

It's the third anniversary of craigconnects, and we've really tried to bring good people together to raise money for their nonprofits. We did a lot of support through crowdfunding, and  to celebrate, the craigconnects team and I created an infographic, Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, to show you just how effective and accessible crowdfunding is. Crowdfunding raised… Read more »

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10 ways to rule at customer service, hint: watch out for astroturfing

December 18, 2013

I've been doing customer service in different capacities for the last 32 years, more or less… I joined IBM in '76, became a Systems Engineer in '82, did that into '93. And have been a craigslist (CL) customer service rep (CSR) since 1995. It's a tech customer service kind of thing. This is a good time… Read more »

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Big Idea 2014: How to Fix Washington's Approach to Tech

December 10, 2013

Much of the business of Washington is based on getting info around, much of the good news has not been reported, and I'd like to get the word out to make things better. This is the short, oversimplified version, based on 37 years of direct observation in both private and public sectors. This is mostly… Read more »

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