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Too kind remarks from the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

June 6, 2011

They're way to kind, but anyway, first, a coupla articles, then some Twittering: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sgranger/detail?entry_id=90247 http://www.socialbrite.org/2011/06/03/highlights-of-craigslist-foundation-boot-camp-2011/ Love it: “@Mickipedia: "Getting out of the way is a much underrated organizational skill." – Craig Newmark #clfbc” @craignewmark at #clfbc was the most entertaining and inspirational conversation I had heard all day. "Start at the grassroots, stay engaged, do… Read more »

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Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (#crimefightingnerds)

May 12, 2011

Okay, a lot of money was distributed by the Feds recently, and we had teams checking it out, checking for fraud and related unpleasantries. Turns out that these were really good and preventing and detecting fraud. Often, they used the techniques of the intelligence community to successfully "connect the dots." For example, with some software… Read more »

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Update 4: real stuff I'm doing to support causes

May 11, 2011

… practicing what I preach, a partial list … Lots of work supporting veterans, starting to add focus on military families. New Veterans Affairs innovation initiative, better medical support for vets. Planning on issues focused campaign for vets Donorschoose matching grants for schools that serve military families etc Various interactions with Federal people Recovery Accountability… Read more »

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Real support for military families and veterans

April 11, 2011

There's a lot happening which provides real support for military veterans and their families. Lots more needs to be done, but things are getting better. This is only a sampling, biased by efforts that I'm seriously involved with, or plan to become so. Hey, you can also help out. Turns out that the Department of… Read more »

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My DonorsChoose thing for military families/teachers classrooms

April 11, 2011

Okay, I figure that a lot of military families send their kids to schools that could really use a hand, not only for classroom projects, but also all kinds of basic supplies. DonorsChoose helps out, where a teacher can list projects and the funding they need to proceed, and provides serious accountability per project. In… Read more »

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Okay, I'm listening, figuring out what's next

March 17, 2011

Hey, everyone, I'm grateful for all your feedback on craigconnects.  Good ideas, folks! Also, I've gotten tons requests from nonprofits, and we're building a process to handle and scale the (higher-than-anticipated) demand.  Please continue to give me feedback. Please bear with me, it'll take time, as I boldy go where no nerd has gone before…. Read more »

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