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Always the Last to Know: Serval

One of the major problems survivors of natural disasters encounter is the inability to communicate when infrastructure like cell towers, routers, and switches have been damaged or destroyed. One solution to this is mesh networks, that is, allowing cell phones … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: One Today

One Today, a new app from Google and Network for Good (sadly, only for Android operating systems) allows you to “give a little – change a lot.”  Every day, the app features a new cause, and gives users the opportunity … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means it’s also time for my annual “tribute to the Labor movement” post. Yes, it’s the last weekend of summer and is a great time for parties and cookouts. And I’ll be doing some of … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

First of all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. If, like me, you didn’t get tickets to the ceremony on the Mall today, at least we can watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Mycelium

Could mushrooms replace plastic and Styrofoam? Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre (who run Ecovative Design) think so, growing mycelium-based forms from mushrooms and agricultural waste that can take the place of Styrofoam packaging and yet be easily and completely compostable. … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Open IDEO

Most of us are probably familiar with IDEO, the design and innovation consulting firm, partially made famous by their widely-publicized example of redesigning of shopping carts. But do you know about Open IDEO? It’s an open innovation platform designed to help … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Samasource

In another instance of doing well while doing good, I give you Samasource. Samasource helps people in lesser-developed countries through microwork: outsourcing digital tasks that are relatively low-skill but do require human intervention (like transcribing audio files). I found out … Continue reading

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.org Annual Food Drive

Today is the last day of Delcor’s annual .org Food Drive, benefiting the National Capital Area Food Bank here in DC. I quote: 200,000 children in Metropolitan Washington are at risk of hunger – which also puts them at risk … Continue reading

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What’s the Key to Success?

Good habits! Charles Tsai of Social Creatives has shared a great presentation on the six habits of highly effective social entrepreneurs. The presentation is specifically focused on creating social change, but I think his ideas are applicable to all types … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

One of the benefits of working for yourself is that you can do cool things like take one morning a month and devote it to volunteer work, which is what I’ve been doing at the National Capital Area Food Bank. … Continue reading

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