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Will You #Help1Family On Giving Day April 21?

April 5, 2016

Hey, the American Red Cross is holding its nationwide Giving Day on Thursday, April 21. This is the real deal, and is a great way to help out families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies. Their Giving Day's a one-day event, and the point's to rally Americans across the country to support the Red Cross, and… 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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Why I'll Be Supporting Teachers on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tonight

March 10, 2016

Hey, I'm in NYC right now because I'll be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight with Biz Stone, the Founder of Twitter, and others, like Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org, to show respect, as well as support for teachers. The thing is, #respect4teachers is needed now more than ever. I've teamed up with DonorsChoose.org… 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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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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photo credit: Luis LuCheng
photo credit: Luis LuCheng

Sending 25,000 Cases of Clean Drinking Water to Flint

January 26, 2016

Yesterday I announced that I launched the Water for Flint campaign on Crowdrise. We're working with folks on the ground from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to get as much clean, safe drinking water as possible to the residents of Flint, an area I lived near for 10 years. For every $20 donated to… Read more »

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