Technology for Social Good
I want to support innovative technology services, platforms and tools that help us help each other.
Service & Volunteering
We need more people to understand that by being of service at home or around the world, we're also ultimately helping ourselves. Volunteering is an investment of someone's time and talent. Volunteering should be a part of everyone's lives; even if it's a small effort, it'll make a big difference.
Veterans and Military Families
If someone is willing to risk a bullet to protect me, least I can do is to support them. That means helping returning vets get jobs, medical and educational benefits they’ve earned, support for their families, and more.
AARP stands up and help all us card-carrying members. Formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, they advocate on behalf of older Americans and help us find ways to help each other.Acumen Fund a nonprofit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to help solve problems of global poverty.All for Good helps us post and locate volunteer opportunities and they power www.serve.gov.Aspen Institute are doing really great work particularly to help bring various groups together to work for peace in the Middle East.Causes helps you find and start online cause platforms through social media for issues you care about.Charity Navigator offer a third-party rating system to help folks determine if a nonprofit is making an impact and operating soundly.Craigslist Foundation improves communities by connecting people to resources, ideas and innovations.CrisisCommons brings together tech people who create tools to help out people and communities during crisis situations.DonorsChoose helps us fund teachers struggling to get stuff done in their classrooms.Great Nonprofits are like a "Yelp for nonprofits". Folks can share reviews and ratings of their personal experience with nonprofits.Inveneo provides computer labs to rural and under-served communities, particularly overseas, like in Kenya and the West Bank.Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) helps returning vets get medical care, get their GI Bill benefits, and connect with one another.kaBOOM! get playgrounds built for low-income schools and deserving communities.Kiva is all about microfinance, where you can help fund a small businessperson somewhere in the world.New Israel Fund is really committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis and doing a great job of helping to bring Peace to the Middle East.OneVoice grassroots movement that helps mainstream Israelis and Palestinians move toward a two-state solution.Partners for a New Beginning (PNB) a group of U.S. leaders who are working towards a common goal of building public-private partnerships in Muslim communities around the world. This is through The Aspen Institute.Tomorrow’s Youth Organization works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential.U.S. Palestinian Partnership promotes economic and educational opportunities for Palestinians.Voto Latino bringing thousands of young Latinos into the political process.
Computer technology and social media are an important economic growth area in places such as the Middle East and developing countries. I want to help get tech centers and the network infrastructure built to support growing communities.ProPublica has been conducting some superb investigative reporting of the quality not seen for many years.
We need government which gets stuff done fairly, without more privileges for the already-privileged. A big part of that’s to get the people in government to be transparent about policy and finance.Advisory Committee on Transparency educates policymakers on transparency-related issues, problems, and solutions and they share ideas with members of the Congressional Transparency Caucus. Aspen Institute are doing really great work particularly to help bring various groups together to work for peace in the Middle East.Center for Media & Democracy tells us what’s happening behind the scenes and what we can do about it.Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) these folks are our first line of defense when our freedoms on the Net come under attack.Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) helps to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.FactCheckED help us learn to be smart consumers of information, not to accept it at face value and to dig for facts using the Internet.Sunlight Foundation leads a network of groups doing just that, showing you where the money goes, and the networks of influence that favor the elite.Tech Policy Central helps us better understanding how government policies impact technology innovation and adoption. They do this through events like Tech Policy Summit.Voto Latino bringing thousands of young Latinos into the political process.Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation these folks help the community build and take care of the free public encyclopedia. they have some new initiatives underway that will help keep reporters honest and improve trust issues.