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Leave No Veteran Behind Wins First Bonus Challenge

June 10, 2013

Hey, I want to congratulate Leave No Veteran Behind and their team for all their hard work, and for winning the first Bonus Challenge in the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge. They've really got their boots on the ground helping out Vets and their families. The Challenge was: "Raise the Most between May 28th and June… Read more »

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vet charity challenge

Help me give back to vets and their families

May 23, 2013

Hey there folks, I'd like your help, if you're able, to raise money for nonprofits who work with veterans and military families. The Veterans Charity Challenge just launched today, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. As Memorial Day nears, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Rahr Foundation to give… Read more »

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palestine nablus students
palestine nablus students

Bringing High-Speed Broadband to Vocational Schools in Palestine

May 16, 2013

In 2011 Inveneo and Coolnet, with funding from craigconnects, began Palestine's Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) program. Connected to aging infrastructure with extreme network congestion, the schools were functionally cut off from the Internet, with one principal needing to disconnect the entire school and wait 15 minutes just to send email. The solution was a… Read more »

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craig & annie
craig & annie

Annie Leibovitz, DonorsChoose, and Myself walked into a school…

May 14, 2013

Hey folks, I went to NYC a few months back for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with DonorsChoose.org staff, board members, and advisers. All photos were taken by Annie Leibovitz. The photo shoot took place at P.S. 33 in NYC. Featured are DonorsChoose.org board members and advisers Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek; Livia Stone and… Read more »

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If it wasn't for comedy…

May 9, 2013

If it wasn't for comedy, I'd have no personality at all. I just found this video of me and the First Lady. I think it had to do with the "craigslist for good" concept.     This was in Washington, DC at an allforgood.org event, which has since subsumed into the Points of Light, where… Read more »

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craig newmark & stephen colbert
craig newmark & stephen colbert

Help me give back to military families via DonorsChoose.org

May 7, 2013

Okay, teachers in a lot of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families. Remember that the families of active service troops also serve when troops are deployed. A really good way to give teachers and military families a break is via DonorsChoose.org. They're a great example of how… Read more »

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Gary Sinise and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
Gary Sinise and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

Easter Seals Advocacy Awards Honors Gary Sinise, Tom Brokaw and CITI for Work with Veterans

April 26, 2013

The Easter Seals Advocacy Awards for the Washington, DC; Maryland, and Virginia areas honoring Tom Brokaw, Gary Sinise, and CITI for their work helping veterans, were awarded in Washington, DC on April 16, 2013. In addition to Sinise and Brokaw, in attendance were Phil Panzarella, Chairman of the Board, Easter Seals (DC, MD, VA); Lisa… Read more »

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Playingwell2-meme
Playingwell2-meme

My Best Mistake: Not Playing Well With Others

April 23, 2013

Okay, I really am a nerd, and have had to learn normal social and professional interaction the hard way. The first half of my career was at a major computer manufacturer, and you probably know the second half is craigslist, with some software contracting in there. The manufacturer is a very different company now, particularly… Read more »

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MisterEd
MisterEd

Mr Ed, and the burden of being [seen as] a spokesman

April 16, 2013

Life gets surreal, then, it gets even more surreal. craigslist (CL) has maybe helped out a hundred million people, and that's a good start. Would be nice to do lots more, and that what's my craigconnects.org thing is about. To that end, well, I do enough real customer service to keep my emotional investment in the CL… Read more »

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Should the missus and I adopt these guys?

April 9, 2013

(Jon?) Snow and Margaret from MickaCooRescue/PigeonRescue.org (both are "bachelors"). They're wearing Pigeon Pants. Snow the Pigeon and I watch Jimmy Kimmel.  More exciting Pigeon Drama to come!

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