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Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding: An enabling tool for veterans with disabilities

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...

When Good People Quit, It's Not Them, It's You

Renny McPherson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Small Business
Renny McPherson

Being self-critical is never easy, but it's paramount to understanding how your company is functioning, and what you can do to improve it.

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

The Defenders Lodge

Gloria Duffy | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Gloria Duffy

We must look to these kinds of initiatives to solve our problems. While Washington battles sway one way or another and some things do get done, the pitched fighting and gridlock in Congress simply do not measure up to meeting the practical challenges before us.

6 Veterans Who Are Creating Real Change In Politics, Business, Service

Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact

A nonprofit is aiming to advance the conversation surrounding vets -- holding what are essentially TED talks to share "big ideas" and innovations surr...

Oldest Living Veteran Cites Whiskey, Cigars As Key To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Overton, who at 107-years-old is America's oldest living veteran on record, was honored last week at a Veterans Day ceremony in Austin, Texas....

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

I Am Honored

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.

The New Crop Of Students Heading To Campus

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.17.2013 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn't your typical college freshman. At 25, he's older than most of his classmates. He's marri...

Housing Our Veterans

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

Every day, veterans in our program come up to me and simply say, "thank you." One of the joys of my life is when I see veterans transform their lives in a short amount of time, and are now successful in their endeavors to get the needed services they seek.

The Nerd-in-Residence

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." The Department of Veterans Affairs is doing some really good stuff for vets that no one hears about, catching up since 2009. I've helped, in a very minor way, for several years; now I gotta do more.

Let's Give Veterans Something to Celebrate Next Labor Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Labor Day was instituted to commemorate the economic and social contributions of U.S. workers. Most of us see the three-day holiday weekend as a much-...

Interview: Swords to Plowshares

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Jordan Towers, Social Media Coordinator for Swords to Plowshares, talked about how the org has provided core services, like housing, employment, and training to vets since 1974.

Helping Out Homeless Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Department of Veterans Affairs does more and more to give homeless vets a hand: VA triples spending on homelessness problem.

The Egyptian Coup Is a Bad Precedent for All Democracies

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
James Marshall Crotty

You may not like the Muslim Brotherhood. You may not support its religion-infused politics, its arrogant brand of Islam, its views of the U.S. and Isr...

Thank You Note for VBA Workers

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Government workers don't get much respect these days, and are sometimes the targets of unfair abuse. That's not right.

Big Improvements in VA Self-service for Disability Claims Processing

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

You can use something like TurboTax to do your own taxes. You get the right records, and use their software to submit an entire package. Veterans Affairs is now deploying something real similar.

A Call to Arms: Helping Female Veterans Find Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called on Goodwill and others to support our military veterans by participating in the Joining Forces campaign. Goodwill rose to that call.

Help Me Give Back to Vets and Their Families

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey there folks, I'd like your help, if you're able, to raise money for nonprofits who work with veterans and military families. The Veterans Charit...

Memorial Day: It's What We Do When the Bagpipes End

Jacob Wood | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Jacob Wood

Over the course of four years in the Marine Corps, two combat tours, nearly forty comrades killed in action, and eight dead by their own hand, I have heard "Amazing Grace" emotionally played on bagpipes too many times for a man who has only just turned thirty.

Jake Gyllenhaal Does Poetry Reading To Support Vets

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

On Wednesday night, dozens of U.S. military veterans pinned red poppies to their lapels as they entered the Words of War fundraiser at the Frank Gehry...

The $3,750 Question: How Much Would You Pay to Save Your Cat's Life?

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

Although it seemed wrong to subject an elderly pet to a painful ordeal, the price tag was a factor, absolutely. My husband and I made the rational, perhaps cold decision to preserve resources for the humans in the family.

WATCH: Tapping for Vets and Others Who Have Experienced Horrors

Brad Yates | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the greatest things being done with tapping right now is its use with vets. There have been many great successes in relieving the PTSD our troops so often bring home with them.

Should You Price Shop for Veterinary Care?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When deciding on veterinary care for your precious pet, in addition to finding out about fees, I recommend you also look at the DVM's practice philosophy. Ideally, your vet's approach to keeping your pet healthy will mirror your own.

The Season of Service Is Not Just for Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

For thousands of veterans across America, life during the holidays is going to be tough this year. After fighting for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're coming home to high unemployment rates and a broken VA system.