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What I want to do

Work with large numbers of people to help others with serious social change for mutual good. (now and then, I can't resist my sense of humor) Will also defend my active community, probably around 100 million)

san francisco, CA USA

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Center for Public Integrity
January 18, 2012

CPI does seriously good investigative reporting with factchecking, taking on issues where traditional media fears to tread.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

VOTO LATINO INC
January 18, 2012

Voto Latino does really important work making sure people get their voting rights recognized. That's a very big deal, considering the some really bad people are working to disenfranchise people.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Advisor

NPR FOUNDATION
January 18, 2012

NPR provides some of the most trustworthy news reporting out there, and are pushing ahead to find new ways of telling stories and delivering the news.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

THE ASPEN INSTITUTE INC
January 18, 2012

The Aspen folks do really good work in a number of areas, for example, bringing together very different people regarding national. They also have great stuff on communications and society, which has affected my work, and also regarding mideast peace, to which they're really helping.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

ACUMEN FUND INC
January 17, 2012

Acumen is about helping people into the business world where they can help themselves and others and get the job done. It's for real a "rising tide lifts all boats" thing, and have been very effective.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

MARINES MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
January 17, 2012

The MMA runs the Marines Memorial Building which is a frequent venue for lots of good work. That includes sessions on social media for nonprofits, seminars on PTSD and TBI ("The Brain at War") and a lot which helps military families and veterans.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

American Near East Refugee Aid
January 17, 2012

These guys put boots on the ground to get stuff done that's really needed. In my case, I helped them build a latrine at a high school in Jericho. This kind of thing is mundane, but vital, easy to overlook in our high tech environment.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor

Points of Light Institute
January 17, 2012

These guys do a great job promoting service and volunteerism in the US, helping people find volunteer opportunities online and offline.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

CONSUMERS UNION OF UNITED STATES INC
January 17, 2012

This the group that does Consumer Reports, probably the major product testing group in the US. They also do outstanding work in advocacy for regular people in areas that really matter, like financial protection, and better rules regarding cell phones, that kind of thing.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
January 17, 2012

People in underserved communities sometimes need a hand with technology, and these guys are her to provide that.

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Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Newstrust Communications
January 17, 2012

Newstrust has done great work providing high quality news, though I think it's being brought into larger efforts doing the same. This involves a renewed focus on factchecking in journalism.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you tell others about this organization?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

Organic Health Response
January 17, 2012

These guys are doing great work fighting AIDS in a small part of Kenya which would otherwise be badly underserved. Part of how they're doing it involves building a sustainable computer center with serious bandwidth, working with a Inveneo.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

Disabled American Veterans National Service Foundation
January 17, 2012

These guys provide a lot of real help to veterans, basic stuff, like filling out medical claims forms, which can be a major challenge. We've also participated together in employee innovation efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

Tomorrows Youth Organization
December 16, 2011

TYO runs a good computer center in Nablus, in the West Bank, helping give people a voice, and helping them help themselves with everyday matters, like finding a job or getting a place to live. (My support is in turn supported by the US, Israeli, and Palestinian governments.)

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

Free Press
December 16, 2011

Hey, these guys help us all out by fighting for online rights. Seriously, we're all under attack by bad actors, like the very day I write this, in Congress, regarding SOPA. It could kill any site with user generated content, like user review sites.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

San Francisco Women's Centers
December 16, 2011

Hey, the SF Women's Centers provide a really good umbrella org and space for a whole bunch of efforts that help people. I'm particularly interested in and supportive of their community computer lab, which helps people connect to find their own voice, and to get everyday stuff done, like finding a job.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

INVENEO INC
December 10, 2011

Inveneo is great at getting internet connectivity to places where it's really hard to get. They're very smart about using alternative forms of connection where infrastructure is minimal, and getting the job done. That includes areas like Haiti, Kenya, and the West Bank.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Advisor

Kiva.org: Loans that Change Lives
December 2, 2011

I've been working with Kiva and affiliate organizations, and they get the job done, helping build small business and create jobs. (I figure creating a job is one of the best things a person can do for another.) Specifically, I've made contributions including the West Bank and Detroit, that helps people out, and my loans are getting paid off quite well.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

GreatNonprofits
November 20, 2011

People want to help others, and that often means getting involved somehow with nonprofits. We want to find effective ones, and avoid the questionable ones.

It helps to find user reviews of nonprofits.

This review is self referential, in part, to get the word out better. GreatNonprofits does a really useful and good job, and more people need to hear about it.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member

WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION INC
November 20, 2011

Maybe it's not necessary to talk up the folks behind Wikipedia, people already know their importance and influence.

You might not know how hard they work to get it done right, including always trying to make it more accurate and how to prevent attacks and other problems.

In a sense, they're asking "what is truth" in conditions which can get real unfriendly at times.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member

AARP Foundation
November 20, 2011

These guys serve a very broad population that really needs a break, and they get the job done.

They're also expanding in areas that need help, like people who can't get out of the house easily, and who lack local friends and family.

I've recently participated in a brainstorming session with them, on the use of tech to help people who're isolated. It was impressive and serious, and will get more done.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

Sunlight Foundation
November 14, 2011

Sunlight fosters a network of sites that start to bring accountability via transparency to government, Federal, state, and local.

The deal is ultimately to show where money comes from, who gets it, and who gets what in turn.

Sunlight is the big operator in this space, getting done more than anyone.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America Inc
November 14, 2011

IAVA has been very effective in a number of areas, like getting better Federal legislation for vets, improving awareness and support for vets problems, and mutual support systems for vets.

This also includes real big areas like jobs for vets, which is perhaps the highest priority matter for veterans, and their spouses. They're arguably the most important support groups for recent vets.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & counsel and practice regarding social networks, also, lots of behind the scenes connections.

Center for Public Integrity
January 17, 2011

These guys do a great job of trustworthy reporting, helping keep the powerful honest.

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Their reporting is unique.

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Advisory board, social media practice, donations.

VOTO LATINO INC
January 17, 2011

These guys are really good, helping people get and use their voting rights.

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Social media practice and consultation, donor, acted in a PSA.

NPR FOUNDATION
January 17, 2011

I think NPR will become one of the dominant players in media by 2020.

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I make use of it everyday.

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MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Member of five member stations; some advice, speaking re social media etc.

THE ASPEN INSTITUTE INC
January 17, 2011

Aspen Institute does really good work in important areas, and in my case, for Middle East peace and much better use of communications tech to serve everyone better.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Improved IT industry in the West Bank. Better public/private partnership regarding social media etc for everyone.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & I'm part of the overall effort to support the IT industry in the West Bank; also, lots of consulting re social media etc.

ACUMEN FUND INC
January 16, 2011

These guys help budding businesspeople around the world get their businesses going.

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I've seen the direct effect of their training, people starting businesses.

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Advised re social media, also contributed.

American Near East Refugee Aid
January 16, 2011

ANERA does really good work for people on the West Bank, getting real stuff built to help people with their everyday lives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I can see the effects, for example, got a good report on how the latrine was the last needed construction project at that high school.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Donor & I funded a latrine at a high school in Jericho; advised re social media.

MARINES MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
January 16, 2011

These guys provide a bunch of facilities helping veterans of all ages, and are looking to do more, like a computer center to help vets learn to use system, for purposes including getting a job.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing how they got together a big conference "The Brain at War", focusing on Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Advice re social media, planning and probable funding for a computer center. Maybe getting different veterans service orgs to connect.

COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
January 16, 2011

These guys provide serious tech help for underserved communities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen their work in action.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Advice re social media.

CONSUMERS UNION OF UNITED STATES INC
January 16, 2011

These guys do serious consumer protection, rating products and services, and doing advocacy in areas needed badly by people like financial and telecom protection.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Millions of people have gotten the benefit of their product and service reviews, and of their advocacy work.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Board Member & Board member, advice re social media, telecom and financial reform and donations.

Points of Light Institute
January 16, 2011

These guys do great work relating to volunteerism in the US, with AllForGood.org in the fold, become the pre-eminent organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing their volunteer database propagated on many sites, including my blog.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Extensive advice re social media, tech, volunteerism, have donated as well.

Newstrust Communications
January 16, 2011

These guys do a good job of getting the most credible versions of news stories identified, and are building impressive new forms of truth squad work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I receive reports from them every day.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Advisor & Advised re news tech and social media, have contributed.

Organic Health Response
January 16, 2011

These guys are doing serious work to set up a sustainable computer center in an underserved area, which will also help a lot with HIV education.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing stuff get done, that also helps indirectly in Haiti and the West Bank.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Helped with social media, advice re Internet tech, significant contribution.

Disabled American Veterans National Service Foundation
January 16, 2011

These guys get real stuff done for Wounded Warriors, I've seen that in action in places including the VA Palo Alto Medical Center.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They help vets with basics, even like filling out medical claims forms.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help more with new tech.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I've started helping a little with advice in social media, and try to get DAV and other Veteran Service Orgs to work together, nationally, and in San Francisco.

San Francisco Women's Centers
December 15, 2010

The folks at The Women's Building are doing great work to help out women and girls in need. It's a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-service center for women and girls in the Mission district in SF.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've heard really great first-hand accounts of the good work being done from folks on my team who have toured the Building, met with the staff and community using their services.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them spread the word about the wonderful and needed services they offer to the community. Such as food bank distribution, computer skills classes and a community center that is really a great place for folks to come together, learn from each other and give each other a break.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I'm part of the team who helped make a donation to support their work.

Tomorrows Youth Organization
December 15, 2010

These folks are doing great work for communities in the Middle East.

TYO is helping youth and parents in the Middle East to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The team at TYO has shared lots of stories and photos showing the positive impact their work is having in the field.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them spread the word about their great work to more people who care about positive change in the Middle East.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I made a very small donation in support of their good work.

Free Press
December 15, 2010

The folks at Free Press believe that there's still a place for community-based journalism and that's the work they are pushing forward every day.


Okay, you hear me talking "trust is the new black" and that power and influence will shift dramatically to the people and groups with the best reputations and largest networks. The power and influence landscape in 2020 will look very different from now.


I feel this applies to media, and that the media landscape at that point will reflect those flows of power and influence. Among news organizations, the successful survivors will be the ones that build a culture of trust, largely by checking facts, and not tolerating disinformation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen these folks stand up for truth, media integrity and community-based journalism.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them connected to more journalists and interested community to expand this movement.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I helped spread the word about the importance of bottoms-up community-based journalism.

charity: water
December 10, 2010

Hey, these folks are doing great work bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen some photos, video and GPS coordinates plotted in GoogleEarth to prove the wells they built.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them raise awareness of the water crisis through their events, fund-raising exhibitions and other public awareness campaigns.

MY ROLE:
Donor & Donated and spread the word via social media.

KaBOOM!
December 10, 2010

Hey, the folks at KaBOOM! get playgrounds built and a lot more.

They have built nearly 2,000 playgrounds, raised $200 million and marshaled 100,000 volunteers throughout the country and internationally.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen first hand how folks in a community can come together and give kids a break by giving them a place to play.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help spread the word to get more playgrounds built across the country.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped out where I could at the Bret Harte playground build in SF in 2009.

INVENEO INC
December 9, 2010

These folks provide sustainable Internet tech with serious bandwidth for commuities in key areas around the world like Haiti, Kenya and the West Bank.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've see pictures and heard promising stories from the team and folks in the field about the project on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to turn the tide against the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria. Read more in my blog post: http://www.cnewmark.com/2010/12/organic-health-response-using-the-net-for-.html

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them spread the word about their great work so more people would get involved and help with their projects.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I supported their partnership with Organic Health Response and help where I can on their Haiti and West Bank efforts.

Cambodian Children's Fund
December 7, 2010

Hey, these guys help out the poorest of the poor, including orphan kids making a living picking stuff from garbage dumps... and getting actual results.

CCF is run by Scott Neeson, the former President of 20th Century Fox International traveled to Cambodia, and this was the experience that changed his life forever.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Scott and his team have shared videos, pictures and testimonials from the women and children they have helped over the years.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them spread the work about their great and needed work and encourage interested folks to help Scott in the field there make a real difference.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I've met with Scott Neeson and his team heard their accounts of what's going on over there.

Craigslist Foundation
December 6, 2010

The folks at Craigslist Foundation are doing good work. It's a nonprofit that works to strengthen communities and neighborhoods.

I think we all need to work together to make things better for everyone: treat people like you want to be treated; and now and then, give the other person a break, like being your brother’s or sister’s keeper. That means finding ways to do it.

We’re a collaborative species, relying on each other to survive, and everyone needs to pitch in, now and then. CLF and their programs can help you do this.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Craigslist Foundation has put on Boot Camps for the community for years, is building LikeMinded a tool to share stories of community success and innovation and has also helped advance the U.S. service movement with allforgood.org.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage folks to get involved with their programs and consider making a donation to them.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I helped establish CLF and promote their programs like Boot Camp and LikeMinded.

Kiva.org: Loans that Change Lives
December 1, 2010

Kiva.org is the big microfinance group in the US. A model for micro-lending to small businesses across the world and they allow people to lend to small businesses right here in the US.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I look for opportunities in the West Bank and Palestine. I want to help the situation there in my own way and small businesses help in the sense that they create jobs. I actively recommend contributions via Kiva, particularly with CHF for the West Bank.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them get the word out to more people that making small loans to small businesses at home and around the world is a good thing.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I am a Kiva lender and help spread the word about their good work.

GreatNonprofits
November 19, 2010

GreatNonprofits is is great service for nonprofits of all sizes and walks of life. They are like the "Yelp for nonprofits". Folks can rate nonprofits and share their personal experience, so that others can learn about them from more than just the staff and marketing materials.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Perla Ni and her team work hard to make sure people who have had an experience with a nonprofit (e.g. volunteer, donor, board member, etc.) can share it with others, inspiring others to get involved and do something.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them spread the word to get more people writing reviews and sharing their experiences.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I'm doing my small part by writing reviews for some of the many nonprofits I help and sharing these with my social media networks to help get others out there to do the same.

AARP Foundation
November 19, 2010

The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is one of the most trusted organizations in the US, having earned that trust and they continue to earn it. I've been an AARP member for almost seven years, as the card shows. I'm hoping the expiration date on that card refers to my membership, only...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

AARP has helped fight for health care, taking on some really powerful and ruthless politicians.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask them to help ensure that my membership won't expire.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I got old enough, helped advise them on a few projects and helped them spread the word of their services.

WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION INC
November 19, 2010

Wikipedia really is the "first draft of history" and more than that, maybe a vital part of how our species is working together for the common good. The good folks at Wikimedia Foundation own and operate Wikipedia. They are dedicated to bringing free content to the world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They do a great job of helping the world come together and draft history for the common good.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage people to get involved and contribute information to Wikipedia about the stuff they know the most about. Me, I might need to write a little on nerds and customer service.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I stepped up my personal involvement to play a very minor role in helping to create a better immune system to protect against infection like that posed by astroturfers.

BOB WOODRUFF FAMILY FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
November 18, 2010

Folks check out ReMind.org and considering donating to help wounded warriors and honor those who have fallen. There are thousands of Americans out there risking a bullet, or worse, for us. Let's give a little back here. Donations to ReMind.org go straight to providing resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families -- to successfully reintegrate our nation's injured heroes. ReMIND.org is a movement of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've heard stories from vets and experts in the field about how ReMIND's work is helping to make real change.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd help them get their good word out to as many folks as possible.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I've helped Bob Woodruff spread the word.

DONORSCHOOSE INC
November 17, 2010

The folks at DonorsChoose.org do something like microfinance for classroom projects. They define a project, put it online, and people fund in small amounts to get bigger results.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I hear from teachers and from the kids in the classroom that they are getting the supplies they need to learn and do the hard work.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them spread the word about all the great projects.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I have funded a number of classroom projects over the years.

Sunlight Foundation
November 12, 2010

The deal is that Sunlight Foundation is all about government accountability and transparency, helping taxpayers get what they pay for. They're the folks who work with Congress to show Americans what's really going on.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've heard from many Congressmen and taxpayers that Sunlight's making a real impact with government transparency.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them be able to make more government more transparent as soon as possible.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I blogged about their efforts and share the info with my community.

Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America Inc
November 12, 2010

Hey, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America get real stuff done for vets, like educational and medical benefits. On a daily basis, they support vets, and provide means for them to help each other out. If you're serious about supporting vets, this is one great way to do so.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I hear great stories about IAVA directly from the vets themselves.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them work with others to build a centralized website to serve all basic veterans needs.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I helped IAVA connect to other likeminded vets groups.