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An IT success story in Haiti

January 13, 2011

Inveneo focuses on building computer centers in places which need, but find it hard to get, reliable electrical power and bandwidth. They get stuff done, and you'll hear more about our their work, with a little of our support, in Kenya and the West Bank. Check out A Haitian ICT Success Story: Jerry Joseph and… Read more »

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Getting good advice about storytelling from Lynda Resnick

January 12, 2011

Hey, nerds need help getting more effective helping the causes they believe in, and Lynda gives really good advice from a lot of real-life experience. (I also appreciate her philanthropic networking; she helped me be the Bob Newhart of the Aspen Ideas thing.)(… and yes, I'm one of those nerds, gotta expand my comfort zone… Read more »

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Charity Navigator 2.0: figuring out nonprofits that get the job done

January 12, 2011

Lots of people want to help other people, and often philanthropy is that answer. Problem is that there's no shortage of tragedy, and there are a lot of nonprofits around… and we keep hearing about ones that don't get the job done. Some aren't even on the up-and-up at all, sounding good, and then keeping… Read more »

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Digital Storytelling Challenge at TechSoup

January 11, 2011

Hey, the folks at TechSoup.org are really good at helping nonprofit and other organizations learn how to use tech to be more effective. Check out their 2nd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge: Learn to how to create and tell your organization's story, produce a 60 second video or 5 panel image slideshow, and you could win… Read more »

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2010 messaging report

January 6, 2011

Okay, I have a backlog of real stuff to blog, like my visit yesterday to the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, but anyway… People keep asking me how much email I get every year, so: around 200,000 emails per year, holding constant around 50,000 messages per year, holding constant, but the mix has changed. Lots… Read more »

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open gov't/Gov 2.0 Interview (9.30am PT)

January 5, 2011

Yeah, I shoulda announced, but it's still here, genuinely interesting for you new gov't fans.

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