Veterans Day Giving Match: Support Teachers in Military Communities

November 10th, 2017

$700K Matching Grant to Support Teachers Helping Military Families Acting on our duty to stand with military families, Craig Newmark Philanthropies is matching citizen donations to DonorsChoose. org classroom projects that serve military communities. For every $1 that you give, we’ll also give $1, doubling each donation. DonorsChoose. Read more »

Job Resources for Veterans And Their Families

October 18th, 2017

Blue Star Families began when a group of military spouses got together to make a difference in the lives of military families. Read more »

Another Step Toward Making Trustworthy News More Global

October 10th, 2017

It’s never been easier to widely distribute trustworthy news and information, yet it’s never been easier to spread and amplify disinformation too. The News Integrity Initiative (NII) at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is doing really important work to fight that disinformation. Read more »

#Give2Veterans: How A Single Retweet Can Help A Veteran

September 25th, 2017

Guest Blog Post by Bob Woodruff Foundation Hey, the goal of the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), if you're not familiar with us, is to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for post-9/11 impacted veterans, service members and their families. Read more »

How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18th, 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. Read more »

Protecting Voting Rights Shows Gratitude to Veterans

September 8th, 2017

Voting is the core of democracy, and not only that: it's also a way to thank veterans, active-duty, and their families for their service. That being said, I work with groups who are protecting Americans' right to vote. Read more »

Finding Gender Equity for Veterans Despite Barriers

August 28th, 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. Read more »

5 Ways Nonprofits And Funders Can Better Connect

August 24th, 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. Read more »

How I Went From Fashionista to Veteran Advocate

August 8th, 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. Read more »

How One Nonprofit Is Fighting Hunger At Its Roots

July 27th, 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. Read more »