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How Zidisha, A Microlending Org, Is Changing Lives

September 30, 2015

Folks, I support Zidisha, an org that was one of the finalists in the Women Startup Challenge. They’re the real deal. Julia Kurnia, Founder of Zidisha wrote a guest blog post describing the good work that they do. Kurnia said: Those of us who grew up in wealthy countries tend to allocate the rest of… Read more »

Giving Back to San Francisco via Kiva, One Hashtag at a Time

September 28, 2015

Folks, I’ve partnered with Kiva for the Kiva City San Francisco initiative. For every time someone uses the hashtag #LendLocal and  #KivaSF, I’ll contribute $5 to Kiva San Francisco, up to $25K. Kiva San Francisco is a local lending initiative to help small business owners in San Francisco get the financing they need to grow and create… Read more »

5 Signs That a Nonprofit is Fake

September 25, 2015

Last ten years, I’ve plunged into the world of philanthropy, and I’ve seen a lot of good people doing a lot of good for other people. However, I’ve been surprised, seriously shocked, to see a lot of fake nonprofits who exploit the misery of others to make a buck, and who take resources that might… Read more »

Calling Women-led Startups: Apply to the #WomenStartupChallenge

September 24, 2015

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, 10 women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for the chance to win $25,000. This could be you. Folks, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (CNPF) has partnered with Women Who Tech for the Women Startup Challenge NYC. Applications are open for one more… Read more »