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#HungerChallenge Day 2: No Cupcakes for You

September 15, 2015

Folks, we just got a #HungerChallenge update from Teri, Roxy, and Natalie – my neighbors who I've challenged to the #HungerChallenge. For each day they complete the Challenge, I’ll make a donation to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. They're powering through, but have definitely encountered some challenges… If you missed their Day 1… Read more »

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#HungerChallenge Day 1: the Dog Snatched the Bread

September 14, 2015

Hey, today's the first day of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 2015 #HungerChallenge. I'm offering a $10K Challenge of my own to neighbors I've known a long time, Roxy and Natalie. From Monday through Friday, their family will be cooking and eating meals they’ve made using only the items purchased as part of the Challenge…. Read more »

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Can You Live on a Food Stamp Budget? 1 in 4 Don't Have A Choice, But You Can Help

September 11, 2015

Hey, I'd like to invite you, alongside the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, to take the 2015 Hunger Challenge, beginning Monday and running September 14-18th. This is an exercise in empathy – a call to walk in someone else's shoes for 5 days. They're asking you to spend the week with them cooking meals, using an… Read more »

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Teachers are Underappreciated and Underpaid: How You Can Help

September 3, 2015

            Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.org is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right. One really good way to give teachers a break is by donating through DonorsChoose.org. They're… Read more »

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This is How We're Funding Women-led Startups in NYC

September 1, 2015

Hey, big news:  I'm working with Women Who Tech again to scale the Women Startup Challenge. Next up: The Women Startup Challenge NYC at Microsoft on November 9th. Applications open today. You have 'til September 30th to complete your application. This Challenge is focused on the NE region. The deal is that the Women Startup Challenge… Read more »

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Helping San Francisco Vets Get Jobs

August 31, 2015

It's a personal priority to work with effective orgs help vets get jobs and do other good stuff, like preventing vets homelessness and suicide. My deal is to support existing efforts which actually get stuff done. That's particularly true of a group I largely fund, the SF Veterans' Success Center. Folks, note photo of me speaking in that context…… Read more »

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6 Women Using Tech to Change the World

August 25, 2015

7 seems to be the unlucky number. Only 7% of all investor money goes to women-led startups, and women only accounted for 7% of the 100 richest tech billionaires. But regardless of whose getting money or who already has it, when someone's really accomplished something good, they deserve the recognition. The following 6 women are… Read more »

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How Queery, An Inclusive Mobile App, Will Change Online Dating

August 19, 2015

Folks, you’ve heard from women-led startups that we’ve interviewed over the last couple months who participated in the Women’s Startup Challenge, including Mina’s List, Kicker, Fam-ess, and On Second Thought. Queery is the latest in our series. My team and I interviewed Queery Founder Hayley Thayer about the LGBTQ mobile app. In 2014, Thayer founded… Read more »

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Veterans Affairs helps get vets good jobs in IT

August 17, 2015

I feel that vets have earned the opportunity to get the training that gets them good jobs as civilians, and there’re a lot in Information Tech. However, it’s hard to find that training, and hard to make a living during a long training program. The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the pilot for its… Read more »

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No Mentor? You Gotta Learn the Hard Way

August 13, 2015

A serious, committed mentor would've really helped me out and saved me from a lot of unnecessary pain. Never had one. On the other hand, sometimes one has to learn things the hard way. From learning that I sucked as a manager to never being clear about my roles at craigslist, I've made lots of mistakes. For example,… Read more »

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