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Acumen Fund gets real stuff done across the world

April 3, 2011

The deal is that the Acumen fund just had its tenth anniversary, helping create a world beyond poverty. The gist is that they use philanthropic money to make actual investments. Today, there are a 192 registered social impact funds using a combination of philanthropic and invested capital to create change. By the end of their… Read more »


Social innovation speed dating in San Francisco

April 1, 2011

Hey, folks, Code for America is a bunch of people building government style software that's actually useful for people. They've joined forces with Simpl, the social innovation market place,that connects innovators with the public sector to bring about radical change. The deal is to bring together people with ideas and people who can offer support… Read more »


Inveneo, providing serious tech in the developing world

March 16, 2011

(Hey, these guys are the real deal, so let's hear them speak for themselves.) Inveneo is a great San Francisco-based organization that helps other nonprofits deploy and use the tools of technology (software, hardware, power) in challenging places throughout the developing world. This means that we work with healthcare, education and microfinance groups to identify… Read more »


TechWomen – Mentor Application Now Open

March 13, 2011

Folks, the Dept of State is serious about "21st century diplomacy", getting Internet tech and social media training to places like the mideast. Here's a new effort which I feel will be a big deal. The U.S. Department of State's TechWomen initiative is now accepting cultural and technical mentors for its cutting-edge international exchange program… Read more »


SeeClickFix gets local gov't stuff done

February 23, 2011

Hey, if you see some kind of local problem that the city should fix, the folks at SeeClickFix really do have an app for that. You can report the problem with a photo and geotagging, informing local gov't. In San Francisco, it's tied into the 311 system. Here's a problem along with a little of… Read more »


Lung Cancer: The Bold and Beautiful Perspective

January 31, 2011

Hey, my dad died of lung cancer when he was very young, and I was only thirteen. Please consider watching The Bold and the Beautiful on February 7 on CBS to learn more about lung cancer. Lung Cancer is the biggest cancer killer, killing more than breast prostate, colon and ovarian combined. More than 50… Read more »