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How Two Neighbors Shared Much More Than Wifi And Helped An International Community

May 22, 2017

Craig Newmark and Organic Health Response come full circle 8 years later After a chance meeting at a San Francisco coffee shop eight years ago, the founder of craigslist took a chance on a dreamer with a big idea. That dream was Organic Health Response, a nonprofit that now helps thousands of underserved people in… Read more »

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22nd Anniversary of craigslist

March 3, 2017

After 22 years of craigslist, 3 observations: You know most of what I'd say, so I'll focus on three things, just to get to the point. (I'm overly committed to brevity.) – Listen to regular people in the community, then to the extent possible, get out of the way.  I'd like to delegate myself into uselessness. (That… Read more »

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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

July 11, 2016

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come. I've gotten a glimpse of those recommendations, which have been helpful in advancing my own thinking on a topic that’s a really big deal… Read more »

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How Nonprofits Can Make a Dent in the Real World

March 25, 2016

Most of my days are about my public service and philanthropy initiatives, while steady on my commitment to craigslist customer service (though, I haven't been in craigslist management since 2000, and here's why…). Specifically, I've transitioned most of my time to craigconnects, my philanthropic initiative to support organizations that are really effective in areas including: veterans and… Read more »

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What a 21st Birthday Means for craigslist

March 1, 2016

Folks, big news: craigslist launched 21 years ago. This means that for more than two decades, we've helped people put food on the table and put a roof over that table. I created craigslist to really develop a community, and help others out. Nowadays, I'm not doing any craigslist management. I haven't been a spokesman… Read more »

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How To Engage More Effectively On Facebook

February 26, 2016

Hey, as many of you know, I left craigslist management to focus on my philanthropy on craigconnects.org, where I support veterans, women in tech, voter protection, and other social good initiatives. I recently started using my Public Facebook Page again because I reached my limit on FB friends, so I couldn't add anyone else. Now that my Public… Read more »

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