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Supporting Wikipedia: the Craig Newmark Memorial Bathroom #3

October 23, 2015

Folks, here's what I said six years ago, still true, and both craigslist and I are big supporters. This time I'm supporting Wikimedia Foundation by donating a toilet to their headquarters. It's for their gender-neutral bathroom, and it's my 3rd donated latrine. Hey, I feel Wikipedia is a really big deal, something for the ages,… Read more »

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Did You Know $1 Donated to the Food Bank is Worth $5 of Food?

October 21, 2015

Hey, a coupla weeks ago, I challenged my neighbors to the SF-Marin Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. They took me up on the challenge, and shared daily updates that I posted on my own networks. I told 'em that if they finished the Challenge, I'd donate $10K to the Food Bank. My neighbors, Teri and her… Read more »

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7 Things to Read This Fall (A Nerd's List)

October 12, 2015

Folks, I do a lot of reading – maybe 8 novels per month. Typically I read lots of scifi, historical mystery, and other nerdly genres. People often ask what I read, especially since I talk a lot about how I want news I can trust. Here are 7 outlets that are showing up in my feed… Read more »

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Women Startup Challenge: 10 Finalists Vie for $25K at Microsoft in NYC

October 8, 2015

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. I've partnered with 'em to award $25K to the winner of the Challenge. It's pretty simple…Fair's fair, regardless of gender in tech, or it should be. Right now, only 7% of all… Read more »

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5 Social Causes I've Taken on Since Leaving craigslist Management in 2000

October 7, 2015

Folks, I have had no part in craigslist management since 2000, and instead focus my time on philanthropy, and helping out others who are doing good work. I'm frequently asked about the causes I support, so I figured it be helpful to highlight some for you. The thing is, I'd like to really make a… Read more »

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How Zidisha, A Microlending Org, Is Changing Lives

September 30, 2015

Folks, I support Zidisha, an org that was one of the finalists in the Women Startup Challenge. They're the real deal. Julia Kurnia, Founder of Zidisha wrote a guest blog post describing the good work that they do. Kurnia said: Those of us who grew up in wealthy countries tend to allocate the rest of… Read more »

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Giving Back to San Francisco via Kiva, One Hashtag at a Time

September 28, 2015

Folks, I've partnered with Kiva for the Kiva City San Francisco initiative. For every time someone uses the hashtag #LendLocal and  #KivaSF, I'll contribute $5 to Kiva San Francisco, up to $25K. Kiva San Francisco is a local lending initiative to help small business owners in San Francisco get the financing they need to grow and create… Read more »

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5 Signs That a Nonprofit is Fake

September 25, 2015

Last ten years, I’ve plunged into the world of philanthropy, and I’ve seen a lot of good people doing a lot of good for other people. However, I’ve been surprised, seriously shocked, to see a lot of fake nonprofits who exploit the misery of others to make a buck, and who take resources that might… Read more »

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Calling Women-led Startups: Apply to the #WomenStartupChallenge

September 24, 2015

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, 10 women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for the chance to win $25,000. This could be you. Folks, I've partnered with Women Who Tech for the Women Startup Challenge NYC. Applications are open for one more week. You have 'til September 30th… Read more »

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#HungerChallenge Day 5: This Isn't An Experiment That Ends For Most People

September 18, 2015

Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food. Since they've completed the Challenge, I'm donating $10K to the SF-Marin Food Bank. If you're able, you can give back to the Food Bank, too. For every… Read more »

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