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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come.
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How We Raised Over $300,000 for Veterans and Their Families

Folks, the 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge just came to a close, and lots of money was raised for nonprofits supporting veterans, military families, and other American heroes who risk their lives for us.  The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund donated $50K to the Challenge in an effort to give back.
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How You Can Support America’s Heroes This 4th of July

Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America’s heroes. It’s our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and the nonprofits have already raised more than 44% of the money raised last year—this is a really big deal.
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3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were selected from a pool of over 400 to compete in the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th.
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Vote for Your Favorite Women-led Startups to Win Up to $240K in Prizes

The sold out Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th showcased 10 of the best early-stage women-led startups. The startups pitched to Lisa Stone, entrepreneur and cofounder of BlogHer, Nisha Dua, partner at BBG Ventures, Susan Kimberlin, venture partner at Backstage Capital, and Ajay Chapra, general partner at Trinity Ventures.
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SIRUM, Redistributing Unused Medicine, Wins $50K at Women Startup Challenge

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge took place last night, and was a real game-changer. 10 women-led startups pitched, and were all the real deal. Each startup had 4 minutes to pitch their venture, and 4 minutes for Q & A with the judges.
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10 Women-led Startups, $400K in Prizes, and One More Glass Ceiling Shattered Tonight

Folks, I've spoken out a lot about the importance and urgency of men championing women in tech. It's one of the reasons I'm supporting the Women Startup Challenge. Tonight in San Francisco, 10 women-led startups will pitch their startups at LinkedIn to a panel of investors and a sold-out audience.
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Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives $1M to Wikipedia’s future

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Why Wikipedia Could Become the People’s Newspaper of Record

Folks, Wikipedia is a record of what happened and what is happening in the world, and we need that historical record to make good decisions. To help out, I just donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides Foundation.
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A 6-Year Journey – Overcoming Barriers to Tech and Community Radio in Western Kenya

Six years ago, Richard Magerenge, Director of the Ekialo Kiona ICT Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya, began the journey to provide an open source platform for community engagement, discussion and freedom of expression using information community technology (ICT) and community radio.