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IAVA's Hiring Heroes Smart Job Fair

September 28, 2011

Next month, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is bringing our Combat to Career program to San Francisco, and we need your support to make it a huge success.  As you may have seen, TIME Magazine recently featured five IAVA member veterans on the cover, calling Iraq and Afghanistan veterans “The New Greatest Generation.” ( The… Read more »


Charity Navigator makes it easier to find serious nonprofits

September 26, 2011

Hey, the folks at Charity Navigator have always been really good at helping people figure out the financial soundness of nonprofits. Now, they're measuring the accountability and transparency of nonprofits. This is a really big deal, it helps everyone figure out if the nonprofit is serious, in the sense that they use your money well…. Read more »


Helping military families with DonorsChoose

September 20, 2011

I'm a big fan of, helping teachers get the job done. A teacher can post a project there, and anyone can help out by giving a few dollars until the project gets funded. A project could be as simple as getting enough pens and paper to last the school year, which is a real… Read more »


A Story Before Bed

September 19, 2011

While the media’s interest in our military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan has waned, thousands upon thousands of Americans continue to be deployed to the Middle East (and other locations) to serve their country. A significant percentage of these service members are parents who are deployed (often repeatedly) spending months away from their young children…. Read more »


Need your ideas regarding serious improvements to Fed web sites

September 18, 2011

Okay, the deal is that Fed workers are seriously interested in better customer service, etc, via their web ops. I've worked with these folks for years, they're the real deal, and are really listening. Here, the idea is a for-real thing that starts Monday:  The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites.  It's a nationwide, two-week… Read more »


A few moments regarding social capital, craigconnects (video)

September 15, 2011

Hey, I just was briefly interviewed at the Social Capital Markets conference, and I get personal, talking about my take on business that "does well by doing good" with a lot on (I start about thirty seconds in.)


CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology

September 13, 2011

Hey, I've seen and recommend the award-winning documentary CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, directed by Tiffany Shlain. It'll be at theaters in the Bay Area staring Sept 16th at SF: Landmark Embarcadero, Berkeley Shattuck 10, Marin: Sequoia Theater, then expanding out to the rest of the country The trailer and ticket info is at… Read more »


Today is End Malaria Day

September 7, 2011

Malaria is the #1 killer of young children in the world, and with two clicks, you can save a life. The first click is right here, where you'll find a book with 62 different authors, some of them famous, all of them inspiring. When you buy the ebook for $20, Amazon will send $20 to… Read more »


Stuff learned from our Vets and Military Families campaign

August 30, 2011

Okay, in July we did a first experiment helping the groups who support military families and veterans, trying conventional social media methods. We had some limited success, but want to do much better. Here's some of the results. A later posting will announce our next phase. The campaign focused on four effective support groups, and… Read more »


Blue Button ® gives access to health information

August 27, 2011

By Rachel Lunsford,  Jim Speros and Peter Levin US Department of Veterans Affairs You’ve probably already heard about the “Blue Button” offered by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Blue Button enables Veterans, service members, and Medicare beneficiaries to download their personal health record as a… Read more »