Top Nonprofit Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/nonprofit The latest Nonprofit IAmA's collected from Reddit Director / CrewIamA stop motion animator that has spent the last 4 years of my life creating a scifi/horror webseries called Operator. I wrote 15 episodes(Between working other jobs)and just released Ep 2! AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6277/iama-stop-motion-animator-that-has-spent-the-last Hi reddit! Sam Barnett/headorface here. I released Operator as a standalone short in 2013 and got much more recognition than I ever anticipated. I got inspired to make more and spent the next two years(between working other jobs) writing 14 new episodes. I got interest from a major studio to make it as a feature but it didn’t pan out. I considered working with a smaller horror production company that wanted to make it as a webseries but it wasn’t a good fit. After two years developing the series I decided to stop waiting for permission from studios and launched a successful kickstarter campaign to make episode 2 which we just released!

Episode 1 Episode 2

If you are interested in seeing more behind the scenes stuff or want to support the series here is a Kickstarter to fund episode 3

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/0qcP2HO.jpg

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I've got a rare genetic condition (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) that causes crazy flexible joints, frequent dislocations, and a bunch of other not fun and crazy stuff, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6190/ive-got-a-rare-genetic-condition-ehlers-danlos Hi, I'm Steve Brown, the real estate editor of The Dallas Morning News. I've covered the beat in North Texas since 1980, following the fall and meteoric rise of one of the most vibrant housing markets in the country.

I'm also the 2017 chair of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, who met a few weeks ago for our annual conference in Las Vegas. Ask me anything!

Replies will be tagged "-SB"

Proof: https://i.redd.it/5hl527hphg6z.jpg

And that's it, all! Thanks for joining us for another great AMA. For more Reddit happenings from The Dallas Morning News, be sure to follow us at u/dallasmorningnews

And if you want to keep up with Steve, follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his Real Estate Newsletter.

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Sun, 02 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitLIVE! I'm Scott Schoettes, 1 of 6 members of PACHA who resigned because this admin doesn't care about HIV/AIDS. http://www.topiama.com/r/6185/live-im-scott-schoettes-1-of-6-members-of-pacha Hi, I'm Steve Brown, the real estate editor of The Dallas Morning News. I've covered the beat in North Texas since 1980, following the fall and meteoric rise of one of the most vibrant housing markets in the country.

I'm also the 2017 chair of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, who met a few weeks ago for our annual conference in Las Vegas. Ask me anything!

Replies will be tagged "-SB"

Proof: https://i.redd.it/5hl527hphg6z.jpg

And that's it, all! Thanks for joining us for another great AMA. For more Reddit happenings from The Dallas Morning News, be sure to follow us at u/dallasmorningnews

And if you want to keep up with Steve, follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his Real Estate Newsletter.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I go under /u/nicgentile I build underground ISPs, CDNs and Data Centres in Africa that are censorship free. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6183/i-go-under-unicgentile-i-build-underground-isps I obviously can't share my real name, cause of the fuzz, but I build underground ISPs, CDNs, and Data Centres in Africa. We connect the unconnected, those who are not deemed financially viable by governments or operators, guys looking for a peaceful place to watch HD content cause they don't have access or can't afford video services like Netflix etc, that is censorship free. I recently posted my project on /r/homelab, and added bits more today and many people asked me to come do an AMA, so lets do this thing. Ask me anything.

P.S. Be mindful of what you say (not ask, you can ask anything), in my world, bad things happen to people like me who are basically rebellious. The monster is real here and I've already been nicked twice for this thing. Thanks.

Proof - http://imgur.com/v1Q1cFi

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] James Murphy and all of LCD Soundsystem http://www.topiama.com/r/6186/ama-request-james-murphy-and-all-of-lcd Greetings reddit universe!

This is my second time doing an AMA, very glad to be back! I've been deep in the labs working on a zillion tunes and gearing up for the madness of summer festival season… I’ve been preparing both ends of the spectrum: left-field freestyle events, as well as massive anthems for full power broadcast, and now i'm hitting the road full steam and launching into GO MODE :) figured i'd catch up here first: what's on your mind?

**Proof! https://twitter.com/bassnectar/status/880131777649549313

UPDATE: Thanks so much for joining this experience! I'm signing off now, I'll see you guys soon :)

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe're The Carter Center, and we're competing in 100&Change, the MacArthur Foundation's $100 million competition to fund a single proposal aimed at solving a critical problem. Our proposal is to end "river blindness". AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6143/were-the-carter-center-and-were-competing-in Hey reddit! We're The Carter Center, one of eight organizations competing in the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change competition for a $100 million grant. Learn more about their competition:

https://www.macfound.org/programs/100change/

We're here to answer your questions.*

About our proposal: we are trying to eliminate transmission of river blindness disease in Nigeria, creating a model for the rest of Africa and the world. We will work through community-directed distribution systems to administer the drug ivermectin (Mectizan®, donated by Merck & Co.) once or twice per year. This medicine is proven to stop transmission of the condition. About river blindness: River blindness causes devastating socio-economic repercussions in Africa, resulting in food insecurity, lack of education for children who must care for blinded parents, intergenerational poverty, and social stigma.

We will be on at 11 AM ET to answer your questions. AUA! Our proposal and how community volunteers will be key to our success:

https://www.macfound.org/press/semifinalist-profile/carter-center/

https://www.macfound.org/press/semifinalist-perspectives/community-volunteers-key-river-blindness-strategy/

*Important caveat: This AMA is a public engagement opportunity for you, reddit, to learn more about our proposal. We won’t win the $100 million competition based on this AMA, and there's nobody paying us to do this AMA. We're just taking questions and are thrilled to engage and discuss this very important issue.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/mq8Or

EDIT: We're on! Ask us anything!

FINAL EDIT: Thanks everyone! We greatly appreciate your participation. We hope we answered everyone's questions. We are now closing this AMA.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIAmA writer who went deaf as an adult, then twelve years later regained my hearing. Now I’ve written a book about experiences of being deaf and deafened called ‘Sound’. Ask me anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6039/iama-writer-who-went-deaf-as-an-adult-then-twelve EDIT If I am a bit slow, sorry - slight technical issues! Keep the questions coming! I started to go deaf shortly after I turned over my car on black ice aged 27. Eight months later, my hearing was down about 50% - and deteriorating continuously. I was issued with two hearing aids and tried to get on with my life. But while the hearing disappeared, it took my social life with it. To begin with, I hid my deafness. I wore my hair over my ears to hide my hearing aids and struggled through. Things got much better when I got a part-time job in a photographic lab. It taught me how to see people and read their body language. I also started to ask for help. There are 11 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, and on average it takes them a decade to do something about it. In 2009, I was rediagnosed. The deafness was a result of a genetic condition of the middle ear which is operable. After surgery on each ear, my hearing gradually returned. I felt lucky beyond imagining to be able to hear again. But I had no anger about the last 12 years. I had learned how rich the silent world can be, but I also learned to appreciate the miracle of sound. My book, Sound, is a memoir of my experience, and an exploration of science, music and silence. My proof: http://imgur.com/a/ULV8Q Sound is available at all good UK bookshops & online. https://www.waterstones.com/book/sound/bella-bathurst/9781781257753

EDIT Thanks so much for your interesting and insighful questions everyone. I really enjoyed answering them. If you want to find out more about the book, follow the link above.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitIamA Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia and as of this week I am the founder of WikiTribune AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5989/iama-jimmy-wales-from-wikipedia-and-as-of-this My short bio: Hi I'm Jimmy Wales, and this week I launched a crowdfunding campaign at http://www.wikitribune.com/ to presell monthly support for it. Wikitribune is a new news platform which brings together professional journalists and community members working side by side.

I think its strengths will be in having a good community of thoughtful people to help make sure everything is evidenced-based and accurate to that evidence, and I also think there's an interesting opportunity in the business model... I estimate that for every 500 monthly supporters at $15/month I can hire 1 journalists - so if, for example, a popular subreddit wants a full-time journalist to cover their beat... this is a mechanism for that.

Wikitribune is a completely new thing from me personally, independent of both Wikipedia/Wikimedia and Wikia.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/jimmy_wales/status/857574353315213314

UPDATE: All done, this was great, be sure to go to www.wikitribune.com and bookmark it to be ready for the launch!

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitHi, I’m Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest legal organization fighting for the civil rights of LGBTQ and HIV+ people in the U.S. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5999/hi-im-rachel-b-tiven-ceo-of-lambda-legal-the Bio: We are the lawyers behind many of the pivotal cases in the struggle towards full equality. We kicked off the marriage movement in Hawaii in 1993, helped win nationwide marriage equality in 2015, and today we are defending marriage in states where it is under attack.

Long before marriage, our cases built the foundation for many of the advances we’ve made for the LGBTQ+ communities. The 1996 breakthrough Romer case was the first time the Supreme Court said that gays and lesbians have the same right to seek government protection against discrimination as any other group of people. In 2003, we ended the criminalization of LGBT lives by overturning state sodomy laws in Lawrence.

Earlier this month we won a pivotal employment discrimination case on behalf of a lesbian who lost her job after someone saw her kissing her girlfriend goodbye in the parking lot. In that case, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said that discriminating against someone because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual is a form of sex discrimination, and it is against the law. (Four circuits have already held that discriminating against transgender people is sex discrimination.)

And we are most certainly not going back! Right now, we’re busy fighting against a hostile Trump Administration, fighting the so-called “bathroom bills” mushrooming all over the country; defending the Affordable Care Act, which is the most successful AIDS-fighting program in American history; fighting employment discrimination; and challenging fringe religious groups that want carve-outs to laws that protect everyone.

Wherever LGBTQ rights are at stake, we’re on the case… so ask me anything!

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/h5JdK

EDIT: We're all done! Thank you so much for your thoughtful questions and support. We appreciate you all! If you are seeking assistance with a legal matter involving sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV, please call the Lambda Legal office in your region and ask for the Legal Help Desk.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe live in rural Uganda and each received $1,000, no strings attached, from GiveDirectly. Ask Us Anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/5924/we-live-in-rural-uganda-and-each-received-1000-no Hi Reddit, we are Betty Akello, Betty Auma, and Charles Omagur. All three of us are from villages in rural Uganda and all three of us have received a direct cash grant from GiveDirectly of $1,000, no strings attached, sent in three payments.

GiveDirectly called us, after randomly choosing us from among tens of thousands of recipients, and we have each volunteered to share our stories. Our answers are being translated by GiveDirectly staff members Noah and Theodora. Here’s a bit more about us:

Betty Akello -- I’m 31 years old, and I live with my husband Wilson, aged 35, in Olwa village. We have six children, three boys and three girls. We received our first token payment in April 2016, which we used to buy household items like bedding, and three piglets. We used our first and second lump sum to buy land that cost 2.5M UGX and the remaining was used to pay school fees and scholastic materials for our children. Our future plan is to expand our farm activities and build a house in the plot of land we bought.

Betty Aumo -- I’m 23 years old, and I live with my husband Peter, aged 32, in the Magara village. We used our first transfer to purchase home items like beddings and paid for medical bills. We used our second and final transfer to build an iron-roofed house, a cow for milk production, and better quality seeds for their garden. We are looking forward to earning income from the cow we bought through sale of milk. Our future plan is to buy more cows and be able to supply milk in the community.

Charles Omagor -- I’m 30 years old, and I live with my wife Elizabeth, aged 24, in Kaleu village. We have four children, three boys and one daughter. With our token transfer, we renovated the roof of our grass-thatched house that was leaking, and constructed a second one With our first and second lump sum transfer, we bought four cows and opened up a retail shop in our trading center where we earn an income. We also bought a small piece of land in the center where we plan to construct a rent house. My future plan is to engage in commercial agriculture and educate all my children.

Facebook Live

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Verification, GiveDirectly twitter

EDIT: We've wrapped up for now. Feel free to shoot us any further quesitons at info@givedirectly.org

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe train American shelter dogs to become the world's best conservation detection dogs to protect wildlife and wild places. Ask Us anything about Working Dogs for Conservation. http://www.topiama.com/r/5920/we-train-american-shelter-dogs-to-become-the Hey, Nails here. First, just a few things I got going:

  • June 2016 I wrote my New York Times best selling memoir: House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge. Hardcover is already available, paperback will be released June 2017. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/House-Nails-Memoir-Life-Edge/dp/0062407368

  • I got a reality TV show in the works "House of Nails", stay tuned for more info on that and take a look at the sneak peak here: https://twitter.com/LennyDykstra/status/838954151165870081

  • I'm featured on and regularly visit the Stern Show to discuss my conquests and exploits. Be sure to tune in, and if you haven't already, you can listen in on some of my features and visits below:

https://www.howardstern.com/show/2016/11/28/lenny-dykstra-bedroom-talents-confirmed-two-women/

https://www.howardstern.com/show/2016/11/28/show-rundown-november-28-2016/

https://www.howardstern.com/show/2016/6/28/lenny-dykstra-great-baseball-even-better-pleasing-women/

https://www.howardstern.com/show/2016/6/28/how-charlie-sheen-confided-lenny-dykstra-about-his-hiv-status-long-going-public/

I will answer as much as I can over the next couple of hours (until ~2 PM EST), and I might follow up on some other questions past that time too. Be patient, I'm new to this shit...

I'm going to answer any REAL questions you can throw at me. I'm NOT going to answer stupid spammy troll shit (you guys know who you are)

Photo proof: http://imgur.com/lDmK9LS

Twitter posts regarding AMA:

https://twitter.com/LennyDykstra/status/846451375970140161

https://twitter.com/Rebound_Finance/status/846386165355827202

https://twitter.com/LennyDykstra/status/845295497510354944

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LennyDykstraOfficial/

1:59 PM EST, gotta wrap things up:

Guys, we're signing off now. Won't be answering any more questions. Sad that some assholes pushed down all the real questions. I don't care for me, but I care about the fans and that's not fair for them. Anyway, if you want me to come back on, just give me 10 minutes notice.

Thanks Reddit for hosting me, thanks to the fans.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitIamA American volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece for mostly Syrians. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5857/iama-american-volunteer-at-a-refugee-camp-in My short bio: Quinn - 27male, live in Chicago, filmmaker. Just got back from spending weeks volunteering at Ritsona Refugee camp on mainland greece. About 750 residents of all ages/genders. Mostly Kurdish Sryian's but people from all over the world.

My Proof: www.facebook.com/echo100plus I volunteered with Echo 100 Plus - you can see me tagged in their most recent facebook post on their page announcing this AMA

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitWe are No One Left Behind - a Veteran run nonprofit helping military interpreters who have been threatened for their service. President Trump just banned our clients. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5777/we-are-no-one-left-behind-a-veteran-run-nonprofit A clip from "Alive Inside" of Old Man in Nursing Home Reacts to Hearing Music from his Era first went viral on Reddit!

"Brian's Songs" is a story of Love, Friendship, Music and ALS https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1406732546/brians-songs-love-friendship-dreams-and-als

My Proof: https://twitter.com/be_alive_inside/status/824806802315423745

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI am Dr. Kinari Webb, founder of a health clinic in Indonesia that works with communities to stop illegal logging with health care incentives. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5689/i-am-dr-kinari-webb-founder-of-a-health-clinic-in UPDATE: Thanks everyone for all the questions. I really enjoyed chatting with you today! I'm signing off for now, but may be back to later to answer a few more questions!

I established a unique community clinic in Borneo called Health in Harmony where patients can pay for health services with non-cash means like seedlings, handicrafts or labor, and regardless of the currency they use, patients get a 70% discount if they live in an area where illegal logging activity has stopped. Our mission is to improve the health of local residents while creating social pressure to stop illegal logging in and around the park, which is a haven for wildlife like the endangered Bornean orangutan.

At the clinic we use a technique called Radical Listening, which involves reaching out to the local community to find out what they see as solutions and implementing those. I originally went to Borneo as a young researcher to study orangutans and how their dwindling environment endangers their survival. What I didn’t expect was to discover the intimate connections between poverty, logging, poor health, substandard education, unsustainable farming practices and, of course, the orangutan. It was after returning to the US to become a physician that I established Health and Harmony.

I’m joined here by Natalie from PRI’s The World who will help me in answering your questions today. Read the recent piece The World wrote about the health clinic here.

Ask me anything!

TL;DR I’m Dr. Kinari Webb, founder of Health in Harmony and ASRI, a health clinic based in West Kalimantan, Indonesia that works with communities to stop illegal logging with health care incentives.

Here’s my proof: https://twitter.com/pritheworld/status/811929779712774144

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Nonprofit-LiveWe rescue orphaned rhinos that have had their moms killed by poachers. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5647/we-rescue-orphaned-rhinos-that-have-had-their Other thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5ggbfi/on_thursday_we_rescued_an_orphaned_baby_rhino/

Please visit our website at: http://careforwild.co.za/

To donate: http://YouCaring.com/Rhino or http://careforwild.co.za/donate/

For larger donations that can go through a registered 501(c)(3) charity please PM /u/Bafana_Bafana

To Volunteer: http://workingwithrhinos.org

Proof: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcareforwild%2Fposts%2F914015635400033

/u/crossborderman will be answering questions as well as she also works at the sanctuary!

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT