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#One4One: surfacing people who you should know about

July 16, 2012

I go to a lot of tech conferences, and in conjunction with that, get added to notables lists, due to clerical errors. Sometimes, it's disappointing that the people on stage or in such lists aren't really fair to some groups of people. In particular, speaker and notables lists sometimes fail to include women whose voices… Read more »

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Making volunteering work for military spouses

July 13, 2012

    Military spouses frequently face challenges in maintaining a career. Constant moves, deployments, and the military lifestyle have resulted in high unemployment among military spouses and a significant wage gap. This can affect the readiness, retention, and well being of the military community.   We know that military spouses volunteer at a very high… Read more »

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code is power: Girls Who Code

July 9, 2012

Okay, I was chatting with Reshma Saujani from Girls Who Code, providing modest social media help, and blurted out that "code is power." Here's the deal.  The easiest way to power is to be born into a family with privilege and elite status. You get more influence by building networks, and far too often, by… Read more »

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Photo Credit: Ken Riel/American Red Cross
Photo Credit: Ken Riel/American Red Cross

Folks, can you help me help Colorado? Matching campaign of $5k to Red Cross

July 6, 2012

Hey there folks, The massive wildfires that have been blazing across Colorado and the people (and animals) there need help dealing with the damage.  According to fire information services the fire exceeded 56,000 acres. And sadly, it was reported that nearly 350 homes in Colorado Springs have been destroyed by the wildfire. I'm committing a… Read more »

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Connecting humanitarian agencies in Dadaab – the world's largest humanitarian camp

July 2, 2012

The worst drought and famine in more than 60 years have threatened the livelihood of 9.5 million people in the Horn of Africa since early 2011. Refugees from Somalia continue to arrive in Kenya by the tens of thousands, making the Dadaab complex now the world’s largest refugee camp ever with almost 500,000 counted and… Read more »

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keep calm & carry on

Privacy, Google, and Facebook: chill!

July 1, 2012

Okay, privacy is an ongoing concern for all of us, it's a real thing. However, there're a lot of bogus headlines regarding online privacy, and I figure some perspective is good. Most of the panic regards Google and Facebook, and almost all of it is faked, from parties who're looking for headlines or people who… Read more »

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photo credit: Jeremy Lange
photo credit: Jeremy Lange

Destined to Serve My Country: How One Wounded Warrior Finds a New Mission on the Farm

June 26, 2012

I met Craig last year at the Veteran Employment session of the Clinton Global Initiative. I was representing the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), a group I started after 40 years of organic farming. We help create both viable jobs and places for returning veterans to heal on America’s farms. I knew about Craig’s commitment to… Read more »

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Photo by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau does great, wants to do better

June 25, 2012

The CFPB does stuff like protecting regular people from predatory financial institutions. That's like home loaners who'll make loans to people who can't pay the bills, or payday loaners who deceive military families. Days ago, they announced a program which shows you what complaints people have made against banks and whether or not the banks… Read more »

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Some Big News Around Voting with Voto Latino

June 7, 2012

Hey, folks I think there's been some big news recently, both regarding Voto Latino and Florida specifically. A good friend of mine, Maria Teresa Kumar, Co-Founder and President of  Voto Latino and actress America Ferrera began a new media, grassroots campaign called America4America. The campaign's main message "Don't Let Anyone Scare You" is geared toward… Read more »

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Real Innovation for Homeless Vets

June 6, 2012

Hey, this here is some real innovation reaching out to homeless veterans, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the JBJ Soul Foundation Chairman, and Jon Bon Jovi.  (I think the latter is a rocker, right?) It's about Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless) and five finalists have just been announced…. Read more »

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