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Announcing The "Good Things Come to Those Who Code" Campaign

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The AVC community hasn't done a DonorsChoose campaign since the Gotham Gal and I turned 50 and we raised something like $56k in the summer of 2011. I've been looking for a way to beat that and it has not been easy. That's a ton of money to raise in...
Announcing The "Good Things Come to Those Who Code" Campaign

Best Tech Events This Week (Founder Matchup, Google Happy Hour, AppSumo TechDrinkup, Music+Tech and more!)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (Founder Matchup, Google Happy Hour, AppSumo TechDrinkup, Music+Tech and more!)

To transform education, Donorschoose hires a data scientist

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How a small nonprofit aims to influence $1 billion in education funding through data. FORTUNE -- What kind of tech do teachers really need? Depends on whom you ask. There are plenty of companies and causes fighting for more laptops and tablets and smartboards in public school classrooms. But on...
To transform education, Donorschoose hires a data scientist

OLPC dream realized: DonorsChoose.org is giving Samsung Chromebooks to schools for $99/ea

9to5google.com
Google just revealed more than 1,000 schools have adopted Chromebooks in classrooms, and it is now working with DonorsChoose.org to “help budget-strapped classrooms across the country.” DonorsChoose is an online charity that, as Google coined it, connects public school classroom to donors, and the Google partnership will subsequently allow teachers to request the...
OLPC dream realized: DonorsChoose.org is giving Samsung Chromebooks to schools for $99/ea

LinkedIn Adds An Embeddable Follow Button For Company Sites

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As you may remember, professional social network LinkedIn added a follow button for companies, which allowed users to follow company on the network, and receive real-time alerts from the profile in their news and activity stream. LinkedIn is taking this a step further today with the launch of an embeddable...
LinkedIn Adds An Embeddable Follow Button For Company Sites

Google provides teachers $99 Chromebooks through charity

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Google has found a way to get its Chromebook notebooks into classrooms—by letting someone gift one to a favorite teacher for Christmas at less than a quarter of the regular price. The company has partnered with DonorsChoose, a "crowd-funding" charity site that applies the Kickstarter model to equipping public...
Google provides teachers $99 Chromebooks through charity

Good Things Come to Those Who Code Campaign Wrapup

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The widget came down on Tuesday night at midnight. The DonorsChoose campaign I called Good Things Come To Those Who Code is over.  Here are some stats: Total Raised: $25,172 Donors: 162 Students Helped: 8,551 I really appreciate the generosity of everyone who participated. The number to focus on is...
Good Things Come to Those Who Code Campaign Wrapup

9 nonprofits and social enterprises creating incredible communities online

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Much ink has been spilled about why technology makes it easier than ever to start a business. But connecting with consumers and brand advocates directly, in active online communities, is the real secret sauce, especially for B2C startups with an online presence. On the flipside, social enterprise and non-profits have...
9 nonprofits and social enterprises creating incredible communities online

The Startup Rundown: Next Jump Brings Technology Into More NYC Classrooms, Behance Gets an Upgrade

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The new Behance HOP SCOTCH. New York City based Next Jump, a company that strives to better match consumers with businesses, has raised over $500,000 to bring technology into more than 750 classrooms. The campaign, which started late last year, funds projects submitted through DonorsChoose by shoppers on OO.com, Next Jump's discounts and deals...
The Startup Rundown: Next Jump Brings Technology Into More NYC Classrooms, Behance Gets an Upgrade

Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

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Task management startup Exec launched with a pretty simple premise — let users rent someone else’s spare time for a small fee of $25 an hour. That has enabled San Francisco-based users to outsource any number of tasks through its easy-to-use mobile interface, from having Ikea furniture put together to...
Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013

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We’re proud of the fact that some of the tech scene’s most innovative thinkers and problem solvers are going to be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC this year and are happy to be making our first speaker announcement today. We’re also psyched to host NYC Startup Battlefield for the fourth year in...
Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013

From DonorsChoose To Kickstarter

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In the wake of my Return and Ridicule post, I was asked how one goes about finding these services that are ignored and/or ridiculed. And the answer I gave was "if you use them you might realize how powerful they are." I woke up thinking about that in the context...
From DonorsChoose To Kickstarter

Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

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I blogged about this a couple weeks ago so this topic will be fresh in the minds of the AVC crowd. I am super excited about this. There is a documentary about a chess team in the IS 318 middle school in Brooklyn. The film is called Brooklyn Castle and...
Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

Book time with a startup founder this weekend through Exec

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Exec launched a few weeks ago with an ultra-easy-to-use system for booking executive assistants to do various odd jobs around San Francisco. Now it’s extending that service to include booking time with a few startup founders, according to the company blog. On Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00...
Book time with a startup founder this weekend through Exec
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