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How to Really Ramp Up Your Social Media

Hey, I've been suggesting for some time now that nonprofits spend more time on social media. One way to do that is to make sure you're sharing what you're up to on Facebook and Twitter, and another way to do that is by targeting your content to your audiences with Facebook's advertising.
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Women Startup Challenge Startup SoftSpot Wins $25K to Change the Face of Wearables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night the Women Startup Challenge took place at Microsoft in Times Square. You may have heard that 10 of the best women-led startups in the northeast took the stage to pitch their ventures to a panel of investors and tech experts.
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Women Startup Challenge to Showcase 10 Startups at Microsoft

It's the day of the Women Startup Challenge NYC, where 10 women-led startups will pitch their ventures to a panel of investors at Microsoft in Times Square. The startups are finalists in the Women Startup Challenge, and were chosen from nearly 200 startups across the NE.
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How You Can Give $500K Back To Vets With A Hashtag

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em.
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Giving Back to the Birds

Hey, I really believe in what the folks over at Audubon are doing to support birds and wildlife, so the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (CNPF) recently gave $10K to Audubon California and $25K to The National Audubon Society.
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How Socks Will Save the Planet

I believe in helping out folks who are already doing good work to support 'em and help create more awareness. I also like to connect orgs and help them work together. Recently, I received an email from Kitty at Socks for Seniors.
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Supporting Wikipedia: the Craig Newmark Memorial Bathroom #3

Folks, here's what I said six years ago, still true, and both craigslist and I are big supporters. This time the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund is supporting Wikimedia Foundation by donating a toilet to their headquarters. It's for their gender-neutral bathroom, and it's my 3rd donated latrine.
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Did You Know $1 Donated to the Food Bank is Worth $5 of Food?

Hey, a coupla weeks ago, I challenged my neighbors to the SF-Marin Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. They took me up on the challenge, and shared daily updates that I posted on my own networks. I told 'em that if they finished the Challenge, I'd donate $10K to the Food Bank.
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7 Things to Read This Fall (A Nerd's List)

Folks, I do a lot of reading - maybe 8 novels per month. Typically I read lots of scifi, historical mystery, and other nerdly genres. People often ask what I read, especially since I talk a lot about how I want news I can trust.
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Women Startup Challenge: 10 Finalists Vie for $25K at Microsoft in NYC

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. I've partnered with 'em to award $25K to the winner of the Challenge. It's pretty simple…Fair's fair, regardless of gender in tech, or it should be.