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How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18, 2017

Transparency in both news and the government is really important. Unfortunately it isn't the norm, and we can't assume that orgs are factchecking for us. One nonpartisan nonprofit, the First Amendment Coalition (FAC), works to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated… Read more »

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VA

Not Every GI is a Joe: Finding Gender Equity for Veterans

August 28, 2017

There are so many veterans in the US, and never enough support. Though, there are good orgs who are really serious about getting stuff done. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is fighting hard for the often invisible veterans: Women. #SheWhoBorneTheBattle is IAVA’s campaign to fully recognize and improve services for women veterans. The… Read more »

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5 Ways Nonprofits And Funders Can Better Connect

August 24, 2017

Folks, I get lots of requests for support, and my background in customer service is really helpful for getting back to people pretty quickly. Unfortunately, lots of orgs reach out but don't really have a specific ask in mind connected to specific outcomes. And, sometimes, people tend to forget that there's really another human on… Read more »

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marine corp

How I Went From Fashionista to Veteran Advocate

August 8, 2017

[This guest blog post was won in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.] Above the din of the crowd surrounding the red carpet, the clicking sounds subtly announced the explosions that were glittering camera flashes bombarding me. The lights were everywhere, reminiscent of the stars in the American flag. They say one cannot see the… Read more »

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social media

5 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing On Social Media

June 20, 2017

Folks, I work with nonprofits who are fighting for really good causes, and sometimes they're so busy that they forget to engage online. The thing is, their supporters aren't forgetting to sign into their social networks and scroll through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Each time I meet with a nonprofit that I support, I suggest… Read more »

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TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest

May 3, 2017

Folks, the global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. This is being hosted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). TruthBuzz wants your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. The Craig Newmark Foundation has teamed up to support 'em and… Read more »

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