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Veterans Day Giving Match: Support Teachers in Military Communities

November 10, 2017






$700,000 Matching Grant to Support Teachers Helping MilFams Really big news: Craig Newmark Philanthropies is providing a 2X match on DonorsChoose classroom projects that serve military communities. The grant will also support an innovative new tool on the DonorsChoose platform to ensure that donors, teachers, and site visitors can search for (and fund) classroom projects at the… Read more »

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Standing Up For Veterans Should Happen Year-Round

November 9, 2017






We can't forget what service members and veterans have done for all Americans. We must also recognize that their families have also served the country. This week was a celebration and a remembrance at Bob Woodruff Foundation's annual Stand Up For Heroes Fundraiser, in collaboration with the New York Comedy Festival. I had the honor… Read more »

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Job Resources for Veterans And Their Families

October 18, 2017






Blue Star Families began when a group of military spouses got together to make a difference in the lives of military families. They knew the issues surrounding military families and saw a need for a platform where milfams could join forces with the general public and their communities to address the challenges of military life…. Read more »

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Another Step Toward Making Trustworthy News More Global

October 10, 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. I've funded NII through the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and am a member of their… Read more »

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#Give2Veterans: How A Single Retweet Can Help A Veteran

September 25, 2017






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. We've joined forces with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to raise funds to support veterans through their #Give2Veterans campaign, which runs until September 30th…. Read more »

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How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18, 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. The Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated… Read more »

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Protecting Voting Rights Shows Gratitude to Veterans

September 8, 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. The Brennan Center for Justice is is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve… Read more »

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Finding Gender Equity for Veterans Despite Barriers

August 28, 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. #SheWhoBorneTheBattle is IAVA’s campaign to fully recognize and improve services for women veterans. The… Read more »

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5 Ways Nonprofits And Funders Can Better Connect

August 24, 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. And, sometimes, people tend to forget that there's really another human on… Read more »

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How I Went From Fashionista to Veteran Advocate

August 8, 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. They say one cannot see the… Read more »

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