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How Women Veterans Are Succeeding in Business

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. According to the National Women's Business Council, there are 384,548 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 296% from 2007.
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Sending 25,000 Cases of Clean Drinking Water to Flint

Yesterday I announced that the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (CNPF) launched the Water for Flint campaign on CrowdRise.
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Breaking: Help Donate 25,000 Cases of Water to Flint Residents

Folks, you probably know about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Lots of people have no clean, safe drinking water and they're in a state of emergency. The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund has teamed up with CrowdRise to launch a massive Water for Flint challenge.
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5 Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. That're Relevant Today

Folks, on MLK Day, it's important to remember the work that Martin Luther King, Jr. did to fight against injustice. Lots of the same issues are still a concern today, and these quotes are still timely. . . Which of Dr. King's quotes is most inspiring to you?
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Wikipedia and the Year of Science

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. Wikipedia's doing this by connecting higher ed classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia.
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How $118K+ Was Raised for the Children of Military Families

Folks, by way of DonorsChoose. org, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (CNPF) donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families.
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How to Address Issues Military Families Face in the Civilian World

Folks, I'm a big supporter of Blue Star Families and am on their board. They recently released their annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which provides a more complete understanding of the experiences and challenges encountered by military families. Military families are much like their civilian neighbors.
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Using Tech to Really Help Out in Kenya

Folks, if you haven’t heard about the Organic Health Response (OHR), you should check 'em out. Over the years, I've supported and watched the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya grow, and they've done a great job with their innovative integration of tech into community programming.
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Give Back to Teachers Supporting Military Families

Folks, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (CNPF) recently donated $100K to DonorsChoose to fund teachers and classrooms that support milfams. I've got some good news: in less than a week, we've already helped to fund over $50K for military classroom projects.
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Memes to Live By

(Craig learns the hard way)

Sometimes I learn things the hard way, like ignoring trolls, and I'm not the only person who needs reminders, I get a lot of feedback to that effect.