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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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Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

November 7, 2013

Hey, the idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.  Organizations like We-Care.com team up with merchants and give a percentage… Read more »

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My First Job: What Big Blue Once Was

November 6, 2013

My first real job was at IBM, in the old Boca Raton lab, in 1976. (Important: IBM has become a very different company in the last twenty years, so please assume none of this applies to the current company. Also, this is all to my recollection, and memory is unreliable.) The offer was made early,… Read more »

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Texas government working hard to prevent women from voting

October 22, 2013

Folks, we are gearing up for midterm elections and that means that you should be aware of your rights.  There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, from voting. What I learned in high school civics class is that an attack on voting rights is… Read more »

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15 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

October 18, 2013

Hey, a coupla weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the Top 10 Women in Tech orgs. And recently, a lot of folks have been talking about the importance of women's leadership in tech. The Women's Media Center released a report with two big data points: At its current pace, it will take until… Read more »

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Managing Stress During Gov't Shutdown

October 15, 2013

Hey, Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, discusses her concerns with rising stress during the gov't shutdown, and she refers to available resources. She talks about Managing During Stressful Times. The DoD's focusing on resources that are available to help military families deal with the challenges of… Read more »

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First bi-directional API for nonprofit sector about to launch

October 14, 2013

Hey, I'm always excited about technology for social good. My motto for craigconnects is using technology to give the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. Recently, I invested in GreatNonprofits.org to create a Yelp for nonprofits. I asked Perla Ni, of GreatNonprofits to write a guest blog post about this investment I've made. Craig Newmark… Read more »

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