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Google for nonprofits, useful stuff

May 2, 2011

Hey, folks, the craigconnects team and I recently had the opportunity to talk with the folks over at the Google for Nonprofits program about their latest stuff. Nonprofits should look into this. Here's our interview with Kristen Olsen Cahill, the Product Manager for       CN: Google launched their Google for Nonprofits program… Read more »


Troops can get more medical info online via expanded Blue Button

April 15, 2011

Okay, the deal is that troops need to be able to get to their medical info online, a big deal, and they're getting it, step by step. Just got good news regarding enhancements to the Blue Button program, and when they cite "a major step forward," that's for-real. New Features Allow Users Access to Expanded… Read more »


iWatchNews, trustworthy journalism from Center for Public Integrity

April 12, 2011

Folks, you might remember I really support the Center for Public Integrity, one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organizations. The deal is that they're pioneers in serious trustworthy journalism, with a focus on investigation and factchecking. Today, they're launching iWatchNews, dedicated to all forms of accountability reporting worldwide from fact-checking… Read more »


How accountable and transparent is your favorite charity? Ask Charity Navigator

April 5, 2011

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch who are good at telling you a good story, cash your checks, make some noise, and get nothing real done. In some cases, they make things worse, by attacking… Read more »


Some progress supporting common goals

March 29, 2011

Okay, while we're figuring out how to do more and better, here're a few recent highlights, in a more condensed form than last time. I'm tired. ongoing/frequent support: vets/military families including jobs, health records classrooms via DonorsChoose lots of connecting one group to another (esp. water, veterans, mideast) helping how to really do serious mass… Read more »


It's World Water Day

March 22, 2011

(Hey, the folks at 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 »