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Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

July 29, 2015

Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They’re one of the women-led startups who came in 3rd place for the Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition. Holly Ojalvo and Lisa Vehrenkamp, Kicker Cofounders, are the real deal. Kicker provides helpful explanations on the… Read more »

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craigconnects.org 2.0 — Better, nerdier

July 23, 2015

Folks, many of you may know that I don't tend to change things that are working just fine. You may have noticed this from all the change that's happened to craigslist over the years. (yes, the Mrs. reminds me I'm not as funny as I think I am…) My team, however, finally convinced me that… Read more »

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4 Women-led Startups Disrupting Travel

July 16, 2015

Hey, I travel quite a bit. I travel for public service and philanthropy, not business; I haven't been in craigslist management since 2000. (I hear that people travel for "pleasure" or on "vacation," which I understand are mythological concepts.) It's always nice to see new apps and startups that make traveling less of a hassle,… Read more »

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Empowering Women’s Political Leadership Globally

July 15, 2015

Folks, the first-ever Women Startup Challenge just took place, and some important women-led startups really worked hard to raise money for their ventures. My team and I interviewed one of the ventures, Mina's List and their Founder/Executive Director Tanya Henderson, Esq., about their inspiring work.

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How Tech and the Media Impact Social Change

July 13, 2015

Hey, I recently spoke about what's going on regarding hope for trustworthy news at the Media Impact Funders Forum, and you can see the video here: (the usual reminder from Mrs Newmark: I'm not as funny as I think I am.) As always, I try to respect boundaries, I'm a news consumer, not a professional,… Read more »

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These Orgs Raised A Lot Of Money For Heroes

July 7, 2015

Big news: the Veterans Charity Challenge 3 raised more than $249K for America's heroes. The Challenge is a fundraising competition where organizations benefiting America's heroes, such as veterans, military families, police and firefighters, compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations from craigconnects. The Grand Prize Winners are:… Read more »

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Celebrating 4th of July Beyond BBQs and Beer

July 3, 2015

Folks, it’s critical that we remember why we're celebrating Independence Day. Lots of people tend to forget the real meaning of the 4th of July while having a beer or enjoying a cookout. This year, take some time to think about our active service members, vets, and milfams, as well all the orgs supporting those people who really… Read more »

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Big News: $50K Awarded at Women Startup Challenge

July 1, 2015

Last night the first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776. The judges consisted of: Lorine Pendleton, Business Development Executive, Angel Investor, and Advisor to Startups Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, Founder of See Jane… Read more »

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A Nerd's Summer Reading List

June 30, 2015

**Correction, with my apologies: I've read maybe 1100 books, I think, since I started buying through Amazon. Lifetime total, so far, probably over five thousand. Folks, I read a lot of books, about eight novels per month, so finding enough isn't easy.. I currently use the Kindle app, even though it can be buggy. (I've… Read more »

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We Need to Give Back to America's Heroes & Here's How

June 24, 2015

Hey, it's important that we support veterans and their families. One way I'm doing that is by giving to the Veterans Charity Challenge 3. The Veterans Charity Challenge 3 is a fundraising competition where organizations benefiting America's heroes, such as veterans, military families, police and firefighters, compete to raise the most money with the top… Read more »

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