Blog Filter
Initiatives
fbmobile
fbmobile

How to Really Ramp Up Your Social Media

November 17, 2015

Hey, I've been suggesting for some time now that nonprofits spend more time on social media. One way to do that is to make sure you're sharing what you're up to on Facebook and Twitter, and another way to do that is by targeting your content to your audiences with Facebook's advertising. One org, ActionSprout… Read more »

Shares
winners
winners

Women Startup Challenge Startup SoftSpot Wins $25K to Change the Face of Wearables

November 10, 2015

                        Last night the Women Startup Challenge took place at Microsoft in Times Square. You may have heard that 10 of the best women-led startups in the northeast took the stage to pitch their ventures to a panel of investors and tech experts. All… Read more »

Shares
WWT4
WWT4

Women Startup Challenge to Showcase 10 Startups at Microsoft

November 9, 2015

It's the day of the Women Startup Challenge NYC, where 10 women-led startups will pitch their ventures to a panel of investors at Microsoft in Times Square. The startups are finalists in the Women Startup Challenge, and were chosen from nearly 200 startups across the NE. The sold-out Pitch Competition begins at 6pm with a… Read more »

Shares
SUFH
SUFH

How You Can Give $500K Back To Vets With A Hashtag

November 5, 2015

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announced that they've teamed up with the Love the GIVE campaign to encourage Americans to honor the folks who have served by sharing acts of kindness through social media using the hashtag… Read more »

Shares
Craig Hummingbird Shot
Craig Hummingbird Shot

Giving Back to the Birds

November 2, 2015

Hey, I really believe in what the folks over at Audubon are doing to support birds and wildlife, so I recently gave $10K to Audubon California and $25K to The National Audubon Society. I recently received a note from Audubon letting me know that my donation allowed them to secure an additional $17,500 through the… Read more »

Shares
socksforseniors
socksforseniors

How Socks Will Save the Planet

October 26, 2015

I believe in helping out folks who are already doing good work to support 'em and help create more awareness. I also like to connect orgs and help them work together. Recently, I received an email from Kitty at Socks for Seniors. Socks for Seniors is a national nonprofit community service project to help senior… Read more »

Shares
In the Game of (Porcelain) Thrones, you win...
In the Game of (Porcelain) Thrones, you win...

Supporting Wikipedia: the Craig Newmark Memorial Bathroom #3

October 23, 2015

Folks, here's what I said six years ago, still true, and both craigslist and I are big supporters. This time I'm supporting Wikimedia Foundation by donating a toilet to their headquarters. It's for their gender-neutral bathroom, and it's my 3rd donated latrine. Hey, I feel Wikipedia is a really big deal, something for the ages,… Read more »

Shares
1in4
1in4

Did You Know $1 Donated to the Food Bank is Worth $5 of Food?

October 21, 2015

Hey, a coupla weeks ago, I challenged my neighbors to the SF-Marin Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. They took me up on the challenge, and shared daily updates that I posted on my own networks. I told 'em that if they finished the Challenge, I'd donate $10K to the Food Bank. My neighbors, Teri and her… Read more »

Shares
papers
papers

7 Things to Read This Fall (A Nerd's List)

October 12, 2015

Folks, I do a lot of reading – maybe 8 novels per month. Typically I read lots of scifi, historical mystery, and other nerdly genres. People often ask what I read, especially since I talk a lot about how I want news I can trust. Here are 7 outlets that are showing up in my feed… Read more »

Shares
wwt graphic
wwt graphic

Women Startup Challenge: 10 Finalists Vie for $25K at Microsoft in NYC

October 8, 2015

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. I've partnered with 'em to award $25K to the winner of the Challenge. It's pretty simple…Fair's fair, regardless of gender in tech, or it should be. Right now, only 7% of all… Read more »

Shares