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fake news
fake news

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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connect

5 Ways Nonprofits And Funders Can Better Connect

August 24, 2017

Folks, I get lots of requests for support, and my background in customer service is really helpful for getting back to people pretty quickly. Unfortunately, lots of orgs reach out but don't really have a specific ask in mind connected to specific outcomes. And, sometimes, people tend to forget that there's really another human on… Read more »

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vets
vets

How Animals Support America's Heroes Every Day

July 11, 2017

Hey, folks – big news: we just raised a total of $290,644 for America's heroes, including the $50K that the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund donated to the orgs. This is our 5th year hosting the American Heroes Charity Challenge on CrowdRise in an effort to raise as much money and awareness as possible for organizations… Read more »

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women veteran

How To Give Back to America's Heroes This July 4th

June 26, 2017

The American Heroes Charity Challenge is in full swing over on CrowdRise, and lots of folks are funding the nonprofits who support veterans, milfams, firefighters, and police officers. As of now, over $142,000 has been raised for these orgs. Even if they don't win the grand prize, each org keeps all the money they've raised…. Read more »

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social media

5 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing On Social Media

June 20, 2017

Folks, I work with nonprofits who are fighting for really good causes, and sometimes they're so busy that they forget to engage online. The thing is, their supporters aren't forgetting to sign into their social networks and scroll through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Each time I meet with a nonprofit that I support, I suggest… Read more »

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charity challenge

How Service Dogs Are Changing Veterans' Lives

June 2, 2017

The American Heroes Charity Challenge is running right now in an effort to give money to the organizations working hard to support the people who are risking their lives for our country, and their families. There are 36 nonprofits participating in the Challenge, and you can still sign up as a fundraiser to help a… Read more »

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