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5 Ways Nonprofits And Funders Can Better Connect

August 24, 2017

Folks, I get lots of requests for support, and my background in customer service is really helpful for getting back to people pretty quickly. Unfortunately, lots of orgs reach out but don't really have a specific ask in mind connected to specific outcomes. And, sometimes, people tend to forget that there's really another human on… Read more »

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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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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… 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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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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On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

February 24, 2016

What's "life outside of work"? Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit; friends and coworkers know I love TV, read a lotta books, and spend good time with my misses. And that's important. However, my work, as I define it, consumes me. To be very clear, nothing here is altruistic, rather, it's usefully directed dysfunction. I'm a… Read more »

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