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How You Can Stand Up For America's Heroes Right Now (and win tickets to see Bruce Springsteen live in NYC)

October 13, 2016






I'm really looking forward to attending the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event on November 1 at at Madison Square Garden. It's a fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), who's doing really good work to support veterans, service members, and their families. This year, the Craig Newmark Foundation is giving away two tickets to… Read more »

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SXSL: What Happens When Tech Innovators Descend on the White House Lawn

October 5, 2016






"The vote is precious, it is almost sacred, it is the most powerful nonviolent instrument or tool that we have in a democratic society, and we must use it. So, you must go out all across America, and tell young people, and people not so young, tell all of us: Vote! The vote is powerful."… Read more »

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How the White House is Using Tech to Change the Country

September 29, 2016






Folks, big news: the White House is hosting a South by South Lawn (SXSL) event on Monday, October 3rd. This is about civic engagement and accessibility, which is more important than ever.  The deal is, the Craig Newmark Foundation is a partner in the SXSL event on the White House lawn. Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to… Read more »

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40 Years: Rumors of My Existence Are True

September 27, 2016






Forty years ago today I joined the grown-up work force. My entry point was at IBM in Boca Raton, Florida. Then later at General Motors in Detroit. Fast forward: My first twenty years were in the corporate world; the last twenty were at craigslist. Despite craigslist becoming a household name over the years, Craig Newmark… Read more »

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5 Ventures Founded by Women That You Should Check Out

September 21, 2016






Folks, I am a big supporter of women in tech and nonprofit ventures like the Women Startup Challenge that showcases women-led startups. This is important because women still make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce. And women who work in computer and mathematical occupations make 84 cents to every dollar a man earns, according… Read more »

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Does Your Neighbor Have the Right to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

September 12, 2016






Hey, with the election right around the corner, voting's more important than ever, but getting folks to vote is an ongoing effort. It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered and encouraging everyone who's able to vote. We've also gotta work to block efforts that prevent… Read more »

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From Barriers to Benefits: Impact of Community Radio in Western Kenya

September 2, 2016






Earlier this year, we shared a blog post about overcoming barriers to tech and community radio in Western Kenya. This is a follow up about the impact of community radio on Mfangano Island from the folks at Organic Health Response… This year, the Ekialo Kiona Suba Radio (“EK-FM”) officially received a radio license by the… Read more »

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How Culinary Programs Replace Homelessness, Addiction, and Incarceration in DC

August 23, 2016






It's important that we're giving back to communities in need. And my take is that it's most important for people to put food on the table, and then a roof over that table. To help facilitate this, I supported the DC Central Kitchen. One way I did that was to help 'em get some new… Read more »

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Why It's Important to Give Back to Veterans and Milfams Year-Round

August 16, 2016






Folks, I do some work to support orgs helping out service members, veterans, and their families. I figure it's the least I can do to give back. We recently wrapped up our 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge. If you missed it, big congrats to the Grand Prize Winners: 1st Place: Hero Dogs Inc with $101,852 raised…. Read more »

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Journalism Ethics and the Simple-Minded Nerd

August 12, 2016






I’m a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I’m supporting trustworthy journalism via efforts like TheTrustProject.org and Wikipedia, but I’ve been fairly ignorant regarding related ethics, so … Poynter Institute has great online courses regarding journalism ethics, and, I’ve just gotten through the three most related ones, starting with the basics. I’ve learned… Read more »

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