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How You Can Give $500K Back To Vets With A Hashtag

November 5, 2015






Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announced that they've teamed up with the Love the GIVE campaign to encourage Americans to honor the folks who have served by sharing acts of kindness through social media using the hashtag… Read more »

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Giving Back to the Birds

November 2, 2015






Hey, I really believe in what the folks over at Audubon are doing to support birds and wildlife, so I recently gave $10K to Audubon California and $25K to The National Audubon Society. I recently received a note from Audubon letting me know that my donation allowed them to secure an additional $17,500 through the… Read more »

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How Socks Will Save the Planet

October 26, 2015






I believe in helping out folks who are already doing good work to support 'em and help create more awareness. I also like to connect orgs and help them work together. Recently, I received an email from Kitty at Socks for Seniors. Socks for Seniors is a national nonprofit community service project to help senior… Read more »

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In the Game of (Porcelain) Thrones, you win...

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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