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New Poll Reveals: Online Harassment's Still A Problem Despite Action Taken By Social Networks

August 4, 2016






Folks, two years ago, we polled 1,007 Americans to figure out how much people were harassed online. We recently conducted a comparison poll to see how things have changed. We put the data we gathered into an infographic, which you can check out here. Our question: Are social media outlets doing enough to keep harassers… Read more »

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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016






You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… Read more »

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3 Ways We Can Get More Girls and Women in Tech

July 19, 2016






Folks, it’s important to support women in tech. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68% of women enroll in college (compared to 63% of men), and women increasingly outnumber men in college graduation rates. Despite these stats, women still make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce. And women who work in… Read more »

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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

July 11, 2016






The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come. I've gotten a glimpse of those recommendations, which have been helpful in advancing my own thinking on a topic that’s a really big deal… Read more »

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Why It’s Important to Register to Vote this Upcoming Election

July 9, 2016






Folks, this is a big election year, and it’s important that everyone is voting. Last year, 24% of eligible Americans weren’t registered to vote. That’s a problem. While an Automatic Voter Registration bill, which would automatically register anyone with a driver’s license, is gaining momentum, only 28 states plus the District of Columbia have considered… Read more »

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How We Raised Over $300,000 for Veterans and Their Families

July 7, 2016






Folks, the 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge just came to a close, and lots of money was raised for nonprofits supporting veterans, military families, and other American heroes who risk their lives for us. I donated $50K to the Challenge in an effort to give back. Altogether the nonprofits involved received more than $300,000 in donations from almost… Read more »

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SOUTHWEST ASIA –Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, here Aug. 30, 2009. Airman Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sergeant Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)
SOUTHWEST ASIA –Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, here Aug. 30, 2009. Airman Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sergeant Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)

How You Can Support America’s Heroes This 4th of July

June 29, 2016






Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America’s heroes. It’s our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and we’ve already raised more than 44% more money than last year—this is a really big deal. As of right now, we're at $121,156. The crowdfunding competition… Read more »

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3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

June 23, 2016






Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They articulate what I believe and make it happen. /Craig Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were… Read more »

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Vote for Your Favorite Women-led Startups to Win Up to $240K in Prizes

June 17, 2016






The sold out Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th showcased 10 of the best early-stage women-led startups. The startups pitched to Lisa Stone, entrepreneur and cofounder of BlogHer, Nisha Dua, partner at BBG Ventures, Susan Kimberlin, venture partner at Backstage Capital, and Ajay Chapra, general partner at Trinity Ventures. The startups are pretty impressive… Read more »

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SIRUM, Redistributing Unused Medicine, Wins $50K at Women Startup Challenge

June 15, 2016






Hey, the Women Startup Challenge took place last night, and was a real game-changer. 10 women-led startups pitched, and were all the real deal. Each startup had 4 minutes to pitch their venture, and 4 minutes for Q & A with the judges. The judges were big influencers from the tech sector –  Lisa Stone, cofounder of… Read more »

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