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DonorsChoose: a real way to help schools serving military families

June 26, 2011

Okay, you've seen the bad news regarding schools that serve military families. However, if you want to help, effectively and quickly, here's one way, which I'm already doing, and might do more. With DonorsChoose a teacher can post classroom projects that need funding, and people can help fund those projects, a few dollars at a… Read more »

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Help TruthSquad do factchecking in Baltimore

June 13, 2011

Hey, it's up to us to do the factchecking that we see little of, in TV or newspapers. The folks at Truthsquad are pioneering local fact-checking, with a pilot that examines Gov. O' Malley's claim about Maryland public schools. NewsTrust's kicking off its first local fact-checking experiment in Baltimore, based on their crowdsourced Truthsquad platform,… Read more »

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Networking vocational schools in the West Bank, and more

June 7, 2011

Well, I figure one of the best things you can do for others is to give them a voice and help them get jobs. From first hand experience, getting Internet connectivity in schools and community centers gets the job done. Well, last week it was formally announced that I've joined the US Partners for a… Read more »

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The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox

June 2, 2011

More and more of us are trying to help others out, via nonprofits. However, it's getting tougher out there, either to locate legit, effective nonprofits, or to run 'em. The folks at Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and GreatNonprofits are beginning to solve the problem. There's a new book, The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox, which helps nonprofits get… Read more »

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GuideStar helping people find good charities

May 21, 2011

Hey, sometimes we need help with recommendations regarding nonprofits, since we want to help out legit charities that are also effective and get the job done. This helps us personally overcome "donor fatigue" wherein we hesitate to contribute, since we hear too much news regarding bogus nonprofits. One of the leaders of the field is… Read more »

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EFF.org event in SF re social media and the Arab Spring

May 16, 2011

(Hey, the Electronic Frontier Foundation fights for our rights online, and has done so very well. The following event is noteworthy regarding big happenings overseas, reflecting the evolution of politics everywhere.) Join EFF on Friday to learn the inside story on social media and the Arab Spring! How important are social networking tools like Twitter… Read more »

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