Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

Just before noon, I decided to go online and see what those in my networks were sharing from their own celebrations or reflections, and immediately found the #GoSilent campaign from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

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50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

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Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans :: @ CIAV. Feeding America :: @ FeedingAmerica. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People :: @ NAACP. Oxfam America :: @ OxfamAmerica.

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50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Because 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in America. Because America ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math. Because family farms are good for America. Feeding America. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

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Giving Tuesday hopes to spark a movement of people and organizations who want to celebrate giving and encourage more and smarter giving during the holiday season. The intent is to create an annual national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or this year on November 27, 2012. The campaign will encourage philanthropic activities that support nonprofit organizations.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

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Because 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in America. Because America ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math. Because family farms are good for America. Feeding America. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). Because no child should go hungry in America. Repower America. View Larger.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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In Uganda, a group of young people made incredible, heartfelt postcards filled with glitter and cut up magazine pictures to send to women in the Congo. The more people who know about Traveling Postcards the better! We are also funding very special after school art classes in Afghanistan through our partnership with Trust In Education.

Good Magazine Wants You To Do Good!

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Good Magazine as its tagline says is for "people who give a damn" and describes itself as a publishing platform to "change the world." Hands On Network brings people together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action.

The Craig Newmark Beneblog Interview

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A: There are a lot of people these days who want to help other people out. People working with each other. Other people are good at other things. I think of people under 30 as the new civic generation, much like the GI generation.

1 Million Volunteers by Inauguration

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Truly a new day in America when people rejoice in the streets following an election rather than just a sports event. Obama's organization did an amazing job mobilizing people and there's a lot of good will out there. With his hands full with any number of messes (financial, Iraq/Afghanistan, etc.), I'm sure many of you felt the excitement that yesterday's election results generated. The spontaneous celebrations that erupted in the streets were amazing!

Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time

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Betty Christiansen's book, Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time , captures 28 stories of people and organizations who are using knitting to comfort, empower and heal. When I was growing up, every Christmas I would get a bumpy package with a card that said, For: Britt, From: Barbara Gould in criss-crossy handwriting. Barbara worked for my Dad at the Mystic Seaport Museum , and every year she would knit gifts for my parents and I.

Guest post by Brian Reich: GamesThatGive - You Play. We Donate. Charities Win.

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GamesThatGive is going to have a huge influence on the charitable giving space for a few reasons: 1) People are already playing casual games, in big numbers, and for long periods of time. The more people log on and play, the longer they play for, and the better they perform at the game, the more donations they generate for the charity of their choice. Feeding America. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association.

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

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How the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is using the web to bring back together their band of brothers and sisters. The Tools Don’t Create Strong or Weak Ties, Stories and People Do. There are stories that people want to share and stories that people want to hear.

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others. They are not people who have never seen pain and have not triumphed from it. A Call to Action: Defend Women's Progress, Human Rights in Afghanistan by Zainab Salbi on the Huffington Post.

Must Hear Speech from Barack Obama and the Power of Podcasting

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I love listening to Barack Obama's podcasts because he gives me hope that there is at least one person in the US government who is reasonable, sane, intelligent and truly cares about people as humans, not just as voters who can keep him in or out of office.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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Britt Bravo: I think one of the things that make the Global Fund special is how women can submit grants, the lack of bureaucracy involved, and maybe you can talk a little bit about how you choose the people who are funded. How does it serve its own people?