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The newly built, ferro-cement studio on the island. The team moved into the new space in February 2014.
The newly built, ferro-cement studio on the island. The team moved into the new space in February 2014.

The Future of EK Radio

March 27, 2014

Folks, I'm still working with the Organic Health Response on IT support, and we just got an update in from the radio team on Mfangano Island, Kenya. They interviewed community members and asked them about the future of the radio station. The Ekialo Kiona Radio, EK FM, is proud to be Suba. "Turi alala," its slogan,… Read more »

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6 Women Who Are Disrupting the Startup World With Social Change

March 25, 2014

Folks, my team and I have compiled a list of 6 women who are really disrupting the startup world with social change. These women are in no particular order, but are listed here because their work is admirable, and they really have their boots on the ground, working to make a real difference. Grace Garey:… Read more »

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Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

March 19, 2014

It's the third anniversary of craigconnects, and we've really tried to bring good people together to raise money for their nonprofits. We did a lot of support through crowdfunding, and  to celebrate, the craigconnects team and I created an infographic, Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, to show you just how effective and accessible crowdfunding is. Crowdfunding raised… Read more »

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6 reasons to make a difference

March 17, 2014

Folks, I believe that it's important to help people out when you're able to, and that means making a difference. It doesn't have to be big stuff to really create change. A lot of the work I do on craigconnects involves quiet, back-channel communications, which I might never go public with. Mostly you hear from me… Read more »

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Why You Should Ban Bossy

March 10, 2014

Folks, today's the one year anniversary of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, LeanIn.Org. For the anniversary, the Girl Scouts are launching a public service campaign to Ban Bossy, an effort to encourage all girls to lead. Over the past twenty-eight years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing… Read more »

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Best Advice: Choose Your Fights Carefully

March 5, 2014

Confrontation is a natural mode for many humans, even nerd-variants like myself. It's a useful emotional vent, but can also be quite profitable by polarizing interested parties, and then selling one's services to one side or the other. Lobbyists and consultants in Washington generate a lot of billable hours that way. Me, well, I've learned… Read more »

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Glasses, philanthropy, last week

March 4, 2014

Hey, this guy knows Leonard Cohen (my rabbi)! We were just talking about how to better seriously share power and resources with people who need it, particularly in India and Africa. I've now gotten interested in that, and would love to work with people who really have their boots on the ground making a difference…. Read more »

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Will women dominate the tech field?

February 27, 2014

Hey, big news: for the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend? Stats are a little wavering and it's unclear. Mike Cassidy at Mercury News says that after Harvey Mudd College began emphasizing coding instead of siloing it, and started paying for freshman women… Read more »

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Dear Craig

February 25, 2014

DEAR CRAIG: I think the squirrel in my yard is trying to kill me. Help? — SCARED OF SQUIRREL

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Proud to be Suba!

February 24, 2014

Hey, I've mentioned the support I've provided for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. I shared Eric's  story about not being able to press the keyboard buttons earlier this month, and here's… Read more »

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