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5 Veterans Groups Who Deserve Recognition this Independence Day

July 4, 2014






Folks, as you get ready to celebrate the 4th of July, it’s important that we remember all those veterans and milfam orgs who really have their boots on the ground making a difference for our country. I know I have talked about the good work that IAVA and Swords to Plowshares does. Here are five… Read more »

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Big News: Over $345K Raised for America's Heroes

July 3, 2014






Hey, big news just in time for Independence Day! We just raised $346,438 for America's Heroes during the Veterans Charity Challenge 2. The organizations raised $296,438 online. Another $5,265 was raised offline, and I gave $50,000 to support these Veterans, Military Families, Police, and Firefighter organizations. A total of 94 teams signed up. All of… Read more »

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Just a few more days to help out America's heroes

June 30, 2014






Hey, there are just a few days left in Veterans Charity Challenge 2 and we're raising money to help out folks who are risking their lives for us, and their families. We need your help. I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other… Read more »

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5 Sites I've Got Bookmarked That Might Surprise You

June 25, 2014






Hey, I'm frequently asked which sites I recommend. I tend to be overly minimalist, but beyond that, I mostly use RSS feeds instead of visiting sites. Though, here are some sites that I make a point to visit pretty often… (in no particular order) politicalwire.com – I rely on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire for straight,… Read more »

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7 Brilliant Women in Tech

June 24, 2014






Hey, there are some women in the tech sector who really get stuff done. My team and I really wanted to highlight some disruptors who we haven't featured before. They're the real deal. Susan Buck, Co-Founder of The Women’s Coding Collective Follow @susanbuck A programmer, designer, and educator with over 15 years of web development… Read more »

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Thanks from the Chief Nerd

June 23, 2014






Hey, everyone, my team and I've been reading everything you've kindly posted in response to my updates and posts. My natural, nerdly, inclination is to respond to all, but that doesn't work, and my focus must be to get good work done. That work is mostly craigslist customer service, public service, and philanthropy. In my… Read more »

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How Do We Stop Online Harassment?

June 20, 2014






Folks, recently I launched a new infographic revealing the rise in online harassment with Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies. Here's some important findings from the poll: Women report being personally harassed much more frequently than men – the gender gap's 57% women to 43% men across all age groups. Sexual harassment's the most common… Read more »

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Journalism Ethics: Why I'm Joining Poynter Institute

June 19, 2014






Hey, I just joined the Foundation Board of the Poynter Institute because of my interest in protecting journalism ethics.  As a Board Member, I'll support the Institute as an advisor, an ambassador, and try to be a useful resource. I'm doing this work because Poynter Institute's the real deal, they're a bridge between journalism’s core… Read more »

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4 conferences doing it right

June 18, 2014






Hey, there's a lot coming up in terms of conferences this year. A lot of social change events, innovation get togethers, and ways for groups to get together and really make a difference. Here are some conferences that are coming up this year, with an excerpt of their description. You should check them out, if… Read more »

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The Real Meaning of Journalism Ethics

June 11, 2014






Folks, journalism ethic's really important to me. It's why I'm really involved in the Columbia Journalism Review and Poynter Institute. I figure if we don't have good news, how are we going to help others? To me, journalism ethics is about trustworthy news and exposing the bad guys. But, because I'm not a journalist, I… Read more »

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