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Big Deal: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Has Raised Over $1.6M

January 4, 2014

Folks, I've been supporting the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge this season by giving $75k to the campaign. Nonprofits nationwide have been participating to raise money for their causes. Right now, $1,655,270 and counting has been raised, excluding the money I donated. This is huge. I think we'll be able to raise even more by the end of… Read more »

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5 Ways to Participate in #GivingTuesday

December 3, 2013

Hey, #GivingTuesday is the real deal, and I'm happy to be able to participate in it. #GivingTuesday's a global event that inspires people to give to causes they're most passionate about. My gut tells me this is really good, #GivingTuesday has gotten what sounds like real traction, with 10k partners in all 50 states and… Read more »

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11 Disruptors Creating Social Change to Follow on Twitter

November 26, 2013

Hey, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all of the big problems that need fixing in the world. With issues like bad actors preventing folks from voting  and the search for news we can trust, how do we expect to react to colossal disasters, global health crises, and other really big stuff? The deal… Read more »

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Help Give Away $200K for the Holidays

November 12, 2013

Hey, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money this season. As they say – here's how it's going down. The Holiday Challenge will work similar to the #VetsChallenge that I sponsored over the summer, but this time, any charity… Read more »

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Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

November 7, 2013

Hey, the idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.  Organizations like We-Care.com team up with merchants and give a percentage… Read more »

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First bi-directional API for nonprofit sector about to launch

October 14, 2013

Hey, I'm always excited about technology for social good. My motto for craigconnects is using technology to give the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. Recently, I invested in GreatNonprofits.org to create a Yelp for nonprofits. I asked Perla Ni, of GreatNonprofits to write a guest blog post about this investment I've made. Craig Newmark… Read more »

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