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Entries by Craig Newmark from 11/2010

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Impact

The death toll from lung cancer is really bad. Research shows cigarette smokers are up to 20 times more likely to develop lung cancers than people who...

The Pioneer Awards from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Impact

Hey, the folks at the EFF are the real deal, getting real results protecting online rights for everyone. Check out the Pioneer Awards, coming soon! J...

San Francisco Moving Ahead With Open Government

| Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

More and more local government is getting serious about government that tells you what's going on, particularly where the money goes.

Show support for troops with the Iraq & Afghanistan Vets of America

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Impact

Hey, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America get real stuff done for vets, like educational and medical benefits. They encourage you to join a...

Better customer service and more culture change at Veterans Affairs

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Impact

(Time to support vets all the time, not just Veterans' Day, and I'm figuring out how to step up the little I can do.) It's been really hard to get som...

Sesame Street Helping Military Families

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Impact

Lots of people are doing really good stuff to help vets, including a big program from the folks behind Sesame Street. The deal is that families of de...

St. Anthony's needs socks for homeless veterans

| Posted 11.10.2010 | Impact

Hey, St. Anthony's is best known for their food services in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, and also for their computer lab, but here's something rea...

Real Ways to Help Veterans Out from HuffPost and Causecast

| Posted 11.11.2010 | Impact

Salute To Service is a hub which provides real ways to help vets out, including volunteer opportunities, news, and a list of vetted organizations whi...

Supporting veterans every day

| Posted 11.11.2010 | Impact

Okay, we're hearing a lot of good stuff (today) on Veterans' Day, but what's really needed is real stuff to support vets every day. Here's a lot of e...

Microsoft Helps Veterans Get Jobs

| Posted 11.12.2010 | Impact

Microsoft just announced the recipients of its Elevate America Veterans Initiative grants and also announced more job resources for vets and their spouses.

UPDATE: Facebook email: spam killer?

| Posted 11.14.2010 | Technology

Check out comment regarding fake Facebook identities, good new perspective. Okay, we don't know what'll be announced, but Facebook email could indeed...

Sunlight Foundation: real transparency from Congress

| Posted 11.14.2010 | Politics

Hey, maybe we get more fixed in Washington. I'm a very minor part of the Sunlight Foundation, which encourages lawmakers to get real about creating ...

The Great American Smokeout

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Impact

Hey, if you're trying to quit smoking for good, the Great American Smokeout is November 18.  (My dad died from lung cancer, was a heavy smoker.)...

Helping out at the Tenderloin Technology Lab

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Impact

Hey, folks are doing a great job at the Tenderloin Technology Lab. It's a partnership between St. Anthony Foundation and SF Network Ministries. There'...

The Mission Continues (via Case Foundation)

| Posted 11.17.2010 | Impact

The deal is to support veterans and service to the country in ongoing ways that matter. As highlighted by the Case Foundation last week, the Mission ...

"Dollars for Docs" Public Service Media From ProPublica

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Media

Hey, the folks at ProPublica do true public service media, funded philanthropically and according to a strict code of ethics. The code is a really big...

Truthsquad and crowdsourced fact-checking

| Posted 11.22.2010 | Media

We need news we can trust, and fact-checking is required for that. It's not easy to do, it can be expensive and time-consuming. It's hard to find tra...

The Community Water Center

| Posted 11.23.2010 | Impact

There are a lot of good nonprofits doing work that no one hears about. Here's another one that's a good example, the Community Water Center. CWC seek...

Help CARE Feed People

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Impact

Thanksgiving is a big deal here in the US, but in places like Niger that suffered a significant food crisis last spring, millions of people are going...

"Boxes of Soxes!" for Homeless Vets and Others via St Anthonys

| Posted 11.25.2010 | Impact

Turns out that the good folks at PlanetSox read our blogging and have helped out and contributed three hundred pairs to St Anthonys who will make good use of them.

Veterans Day 2010 from IAVA: we got your back

| Posted 11.27.2010 | Impact

Let's not forget. Here, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America remind us via their Veterans day march. Disclosure: because of what IAVA accom...

Job training for veterans via the Dept of Labor

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Impact

Hey, there's a lot of help coming for veterans who need help getting jobs, though the word isn't getting out well. Turns out the the Department of La... Social Networking for People of Good Will

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Impact

While we connect people for the common good, we also need to protect people from bogus nonprofits.