Finding Gender Equity for Veterans Despite Barriers

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 »

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 »

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 »

How One Nonprofit Is Fighting Hunger At Its Roots

July 27, 2017

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) really targets the cycle of hunger and poverty in an effort to throw a wrench into the vicious spiral. Each of their ventures creates opportunities for meaningful careers, access to healthy food, and tests innovative solutions to systemic failures. But when we break it down, what does that really mean? DC… Read more »

How Animals Support America’s Heroes Every Day

July 11, 2017

Hey, folks – big news: we just raised a total of $290,644 for America’s heroes, including the $50K that the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund donated to the orgs. This is our 5th year hosting the American Heroes Charity Challenge on CrowdRise in an effort to raise as much money and awareness as possible for organizations… Read more »

Why I’m Supporting Military Families, Their Kids, And Teachers

July 4, 2017

Okay, sure, as a people we’re forgetting how much support and respect that veterans have earned. We’ve never really realized how much their families have sacrificed; how they serve at home in often difficult circumstances. We also tend to forget how much respect and support teachers deserve and how little we support them. So, I… Read more »