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Help Give Away $200K for the Holidays

November 12, 2013

Hey, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money this season. As they say – here's how it's going down. The Holiday Challenge will work similar to the #VetsChallenge that I sponsored over the summer, but this time, any charity… Read more »

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Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

November 7, 2013

Hey, the idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.  Organizations like We-Care.com team up with merchants and give a percentage… Read more »

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First bi-directional API for nonprofit sector about to launch

October 14, 2013

Hey, I'm always excited about technology for social good. My motto for craigconnects is using technology to give the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. Recently, I invested in GreatNonprofits.org to create a Yelp for nonprofits. I asked Perla Ni, of GreatNonprofits to write a guest blog post about this investment I've made. Craig Newmark… Read more »

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Top 10 Women in Tech Orgs

September 25, 2013

Hey folks, over the past twenty-seven years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing to do. Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a… Read more »

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Military Spouse Unemployment Backgrounder: Defining the Problem

August 22, 2013

Hey, I was talking with Blue Star Families (BSF) last month, and one of our big topics of conversation was the crises of military spouse unemployment. This is a really big deal, and something that Blue Star Families' identified through their annual survey. Like lots of American families, lots of military families need two earners… Read more »

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VA gives vets up to a year of retroactive benefits for using FDCs to help reduce the backlog

August 12, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs. FDC processing is expedited, and can reduce the time and effort it takes for VA workers to get 'em done… which means they can focus on more difficult cases.The deal with an FDC is that a… Read more »

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