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More on World Water Day from WaterForPeople.org

March 22, 2011

(more good efforts, from the waterforpeople.org effort) Counted Like Sheep — Retooling the WASH Model’s “Beneficiary” Indicators By Water For People CEO Ned Breslin for Circle of Blue I hate the word “beneficiary.” Beneficiary is a misleading indicator and driver of development assistance. It implies passivity on the part of the “recipient” that does not… Read more »

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It's World Water Day

March 22, 2011

(Hey, the folks at water.org do a great job of bringing clean water to people who really need it, here's a bit in the words of Gary White, their Executive Director & Co-founder.) Today is World Water Day. It's a day to draw attention to the outrageous fact that one in eight people lack access… Read more »

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Talking at ICANN about craigconnects in context

March 11, 2011

(These are just notes, but my team suggested worth sharing. /craig) First, let's remember that there are a lot of people suffering in Japan, and I'm happy that people like us have built the means for others to help them out faster, like through the use of people finders and Ushahidi – If you want… Read more »

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craigconnects.org

March 8, 2011

Hey, I know I say "this is a big deal" a lot, but this really IS a big deal.  I've decided what I want to do for the next 20 years, which is to help connect and protect organizations that are doing good through a program I'm calling craigconnects. I need your help.  Together, we… Read more »

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An open source approach to Veterans Affairs medical info

February 21, 2011

For years, the VA has run the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), which is their Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Turns out it was written by clinicians themselves, and has served well over years. However, the VA believes it might be time to use open source methods in a kind of public/private… Read more »

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Smoke-Free Super Bowl help

February 2, 2011

Hey, the folks at American Legacy Foundation are the real deal, set up by lots of states as part of a settlement deal with the tobacco companies. They run the Truth campaign, trying to prevent addiction among the young. Here's a SuperBowl udpate: Hey, with Super Bowl XLV right around the corner, fans from coast… Read more »

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