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hunger challenge day 4

#HungerChallenge Day 4: No Spontaneity Here

September 17, 2015






Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 4 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that for each day they complete the Challenge, I'm donating to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. If you missed this week's updates so far from Teri, you can catch up… Read more »

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celebrate

5 Women in Tech to Watch at Celebrate 2015

September 17, 2015






Hey, diversity in tech is a big deal. As part of our ongoing initiative to support women in tech, there are some great women in tech who are speaking at conferences this year like at Celebrate 2015, which is from October 4 – 6 in Vegas. Maybe some will even enter the Women Startup Challenge, or… Read more »

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hunger challenge tacos

#HungerChallenge Day 3: The Parents' Dilemma

September 16, 2015






Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 3 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that for each day they complete the Challenge, I'm donating to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. If you missed this week's updates so far from Teri, you can catch up… Read more »

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nerd wordnik

How I Adopted the Word "Nerd"

September 16, 2015






My team and I are claiming "nerd" for the honor of my fellow socially awkward, plastic pocket protector and taped together thick black glasses wearing tribe. Wordnik is a new dictionary that just launched a kickstarter. You, too, can claim a word… Live long and prosper. (Signed) Patient Zero of Nerds

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hunger cupcakes

#HungerChallenge Day 2: No Cupcakes for You

September 15, 2015






Folks, we just got a #HungerChallenge update from Teri, Roxy, and Natalie – my neighbors who I've challenged to the #HungerChallenge. For each day they complete the Challenge, I’ll make a donation to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. They're powering through, but have definitely encountered some challenges… If you missed their Day 1… Read more »

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hunger challenge day 1
hunger challenge day 1

#HungerChallenge Day 1: the Dog Snatched the Bread

September 14, 2015






Hey, today's the first day of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 2015 #HungerChallenge. I'm offering a $10K Challenge of my own to neighbors I've known a long time, Roxy and Natalie. From Monday through Friday, their family will be cooking and eating meals they’ve made using only the items purchased as part of the Challenge…. Read more »

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foodbank

Can You Live on a Food Stamp Budget? 1 in 4 Don't Have A Choice, But You Can Help

September 11, 2015






Hey, I'd like to invite you, alongside the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, to take the 2015 Hunger Challenge, beginning Monday and running September 14-18th. This is an exercise in empathy – a call to walk in someone else's shoes for 5 days. They're asking you to spend the week with them cooking meals, using an… Read more »

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Teachers are Underappreciated and Underpaid: How You Can Help

September 3, 2015






            Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.org is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right. One really good way to give teachers a break is by donating through DonorsChoose.org. They're… Read more »

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WWT

This is How We're Funding Women-led Startups in NYC

September 1, 2015






Hey, big news:  I'm working with Women Who Tech again to scale the Women Startup Challenge. Next up: The Women Startup Challenge NYC at Microsoft on November 9th. Applications open today. You have 'til September 30th to complete your application. This Challenge is focused on the NE region. The deal is that the Women Startup Challenge… Read more »

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support vets

Helping San Francisco Vets Get Jobs

August 31, 2015






It's a personal priority to work with effective orgs help vets get jobs and do other good stuff, like preventing vets homelessness and suicide. My deal is to support existing efforts which actually get stuff done. That's particularly true of a group I largely fund, the SF Veterans' Success Center. Folks, note photo of me speaking in that context…… Read more »

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