Blog Filter
Initiatives
media impact logo
media impact logo

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 »

Shares
winning
winning

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 »

Shares
Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

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 »

Shares
final
final

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 »

Shares
reading list
reading list

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 »

Shares
vets charity
vets charity

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 »

Shares

Radio Provides the Suba Community a Rare Voice

June 22, 2015

Hey, I'm sharing another blog post I just received from the good folks at Organic Health Response in Mfangano Island in Kenya (see map for reference). This post was written in May, but publication's been delayed as they've been trying to track down this Mzee (a respective name for an older male in Swahili!) for… Read more »

Shares
bird
bird

How the Internet Helps Shape the Moral Universe

June 19, 2015

These days, I spend most of my time in public service and philanthropy, which is my way to continue the unspoken purpose of the site I started some 20 years ago. (This is on a purely volunteer basis. I receive no compensation in any form for it, and pay all my own expenses. Here's why…) That's… Read more »

Shares
Photo Credit: BlackFounders.com website
Photo Credit: BlackFounders.com website

5 Tech Ventures Changing the World

June 16, 2015

Folks, there are some great entrepreneurs in the tech world, and those entrepreneurs have built some great ventures that really help out. I believe that we need to support one another, and help amplify the good things that others are working on.

Shares
Capture
Capture

12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

June 11, 2015

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315K was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and tech experts reviewed the 25 startups that raised the most money in Round I for viability and promise. 12 women-led startups were chosen to move to the Final… Read more »

Shares