IAVA Founder on Ning and his $26-M Veterans Support Campaign


Eric KuhnAward Winning Journalist // New Media Consultant

Paul Rieckhoff is the Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest non-partisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I spoke with Rieckhoff today at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York where he just concluded a press conference announcing the 2009 first quarter results from the Veterans Support Campaign, which launched in November. The on-line and on-air campaign, anchored by Ning-based CommunityofVeterans.org, was established to support veterans coming home.


The first quarter brought in $26 million in donated media. In the below video, Rieckhoff talks about Ning, the campaign and IAVA.



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