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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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5 Fun Facts About Craig on his Birthday

December 6, 2013

The craigconnects' team here to wish Craig a very Happy Birthday! We thought we'd share 5 fun facts about Craig with you on his birthday. Craig always says "I'm not as funny as I think I am," but he's wrong. His "rabbi" is Leonard Cohen. He usually says it like that, too, with the quotation… Read more »

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5 Ways to Participate in #GivingTuesday

December 3, 2013

Hey, #GivingTuesday is the real deal, and I'm happy to be able to participate in it. #GivingTuesday's a global event that inspires people to give to causes they're most passionate about. My gut tells me this is really good, #GivingTuesday has gotten what sounds like real traction, with 10k partners in all 50 states and… Read more »

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5 Free Tools To Track Social Media Engagement

November 29, 2013

I'm frequently asked by good orgs that I support to share their work, and sometimes they ask me the best way to track the engagement that's occurred. I've compiled a list of some free tracking tools that can really benefit you personally, or that can help out your org. These could be especially useful with… Read more »

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11 Disruptors Creating Social Change to Follow on Twitter

November 26, 2013

Hey, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all of the big problems that need fixing in the world. With issues like bad actors preventing folks from voting  and the search for news we can trust, how do we expect to react to colossal disasters, global health crises, and other really big stuff? The deal… Read more »

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"The Baroque Cycle": The Moment I Realized History RTs Itself

November 25, 2013

Around ten years ago, I read this historical fiction trilogy by a really influential science fiction writer, Neal Stephenson. At that point I had relinquished all management control of the site I started, was doing pretty intense customer service, and I was thinking about what it all meant. My nerdly take is that The Baroque… Read more »

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The #HolidayChallenge is in Full Swing

November 22, 2013

Hey, the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge that I'm funding with the Huffington Post has really taken off. It began on Monday, November 18, and over $173k has been raised in less than a week, since the challenge started – this is huge. Joining me in raising money for charities this holiday season are several actors/actresses and… Read more »

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Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Resources

November 13, 2013

Hey folks, the Philippines could use a lot of help right now.  Super Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest storm to ever make landfall. A total of 9.5 million people across the Philippines were affected when Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The… Read more »

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Help Give Away $200K for the Holidays

November 12, 2013

Hey, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money this season. As they say – here's how it's going down. The Holiday Challenge will work similar to the #VetsChallenge that I sponsored over the summer, but this time, any charity… Read more »

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Top 10 Veterans Orgs to Follow on Twitter

November 8, 2013

Hey,  Veterans Day is Monday, and there are some good orgs who really have their boots on the ground. Okay, a while back, my wife (then fiance) asked me why I only did my normal level of support for veterans and military families on Memorial Day. My blurt was that "for me, every day's Memorial… Read more »

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