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How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

Folks, I know many of you follow Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York (HONY) initiative. Brandon returned from a trip to Jordan and Turkey, where he interviewed twelve Syrian families that will be living in the U. S. These families have been through a lot of hardship.
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On #GivingTuesday Help Make Education Better #ForEveryKid

Hey, for #GivingTuesday Donors Choose has teamed up with Google to raise money to help to make education more inclusive #ForEveryKid. The goal's to make it easier to fund as many special education projects as possible. If donors fund the first half, Google will get the rest, up to $1MM.
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Know Someone In Crisis? They Can Text For Help via Crisis Text Line

Hey, the Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis.
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How Voting's Changing in the Digital Age

Hey, the Brennan Center for Justice has their boots on the ground and are working hard to ensure that everyone who's eligible has got the means to vote.
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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.