The Mac for Non-Profits: A Value Proposition

If you manage a small to medium sized non-profit, chances are that you’ve never considered Macs for your organization, or that if you have, you’ve been turned off when you see that the cost starts at around $1000 per machine. Let’s face it, operations budgets at non-profits are usually the tightest.

Politics and the Web Worker

While some web workers have made a niche for themselves by working exclusively with organizations representing one political point of view, most of us don’t have that option. And quite frankly, I’d get bored talking about the same issues, and presenting the same point of view.

The Giving Spirit: Donate Your Time or Services this Holiday

The holidays are a time for giving. I remember when, during my days as an office worker, the Unicef box would travel between cubicles, or if the organization was larger, sometimes management would ask that a portion of your paycheck go to such-and-such charity.

When you’re working alone from home, opportunities to give back aren’t presented as often or as easily as they are in an office work environment. Read More about The Giving Spirit: Donate Your Time or Services this Holiday

Samasource, Valley Businesswomen to Host Nov. 12 Charity Gala

samasourceAfter Samasource, a non-profit that pairs people in the developing world with tech work, presented at the fbFund Demo day, a handful of investors in the audience raised their hands and said they’d donate to its cause. The non-profit provides computer-based work for women, youth and refugees in countries such as Kenya and Pakistan and counts among its donors Playfish Co-founder and COO Sebastien de Halleux and “The 4-Hour Workweek” author Tim Ferriss.

samasource 2To raise more money, Samasource is teaming up with prominent businesswomen in Silicon Valley, including Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg and Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania, to host the invitation-only GiveWork Charity Gala on Nov. 12 at the University Club in San Francisco. At the event, you can bid to win 20-minute coffee meetings with Nobel Prize-winning economists Myron Sholes and George Akerlof. If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket to the gala, visit this site. You can also visit the event page for the gala on Facebook.