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5 Signs That a Nonprofit is Fake

September 25, 2015






Last ten years, I’ve plunged into the world of philanthropy, and I’ve seen a lot of good people doing a lot of good for other people. However, I’ve been surprised, seriously shocked, to see a lot of fake nonprofits who exploit the misery of others to make a buck, and who take resources that might… Read more »

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startup challenge

Calling Women-led Startups: Apply to the #WomenStartupChallenge

September 24, 2015






At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, 10 women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for the chance to win $25,000. This could be you. Folks, I've partnered with Women Who Tech for the Women Startup Challenge NYC. Applications are open for one more week. You have 'til September 30th… Read more »

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hunger onions

#HungerChallenge Day 5: This Isn't An Experiment That Ends For Most People

September 18, 2015






Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food. Since they've completed the Challenge, I'm donating $10K to the SF-Marin Food Bank. If you're able, you can give back to the Food Bank, too. For every… Read more »

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hunger challenge day 4

#HungerChallenge Day 4: No Spontaneity Here

September 17, 2015






Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 4 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that for each day they complete the Challenge, I'm donating to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. If you missed this week's updates so far from Teri, you can catch up… Read more »

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celebrate

5 Women in Tech to Watch at Celebrate 2015

September 17, 2015






Hey, diversity in tech is a big deal. As part of our ongoing initiative to support women in tech, there are some great women in tech who are speaking at conferences this year like at Celebrate 2015, which is from October 4 – 6 in Vegas. Maybe some will even enter the Women Startup Challenge, or… Read more »

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hunger challenge tacos

#HungerChallenge Day 3: The Parents' Dilemma

September 16, 2015






Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 3 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that for each day they complete the Challenge, I'm donating to the SF-Marin Food Bank, up to $10K. If you missed this week's updates so far from Teri, you can catch up… Read more »

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nerd wordnik

How I Adopted the Word "Nerd"

September 16, 2015






My team and I are claiming "nerd" for the honor of my fellow socially awkward, plastic pocket protector and taped together thick black glasses wearing tribe. Wordnik is a new dictionary that just launched a kickstarter. You, too, can claim a word… Live long and prosper. (Signed) Patient Zero of Nerds

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hunger cupcakes

#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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hunger challenge day 1

#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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foodbank

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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