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Photo Credit: U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs
Photo Credit: U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs

Why I Support Vets

November 20, 2014

Bottom line: if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. This might date back to my mid-teens, towards the end of the Vietnam war. I saw returning vets getting treated without respect. At that time, I knew that was wrong, but couldn't articulate it. Maybe… Read more »

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5 Reasons We Need Social Change

August 14, 2014

Folks, I started this craigconnects thing because I really want to use tech to give a real voice to the voiceless, and real power to the powerless. Ever since starting craigconnects, I've created a list of issues areas that I'm really focusing on. It's important that we work together, as a community, and collaborate to create real… Read more »

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Big News: Over $345K Raised for America's Heroes

July 3, 2014

Hey, big news just in time for Independence Day! We just raised $346,438 for America's Heroes during the Veterans Charity Challenge 2. The organizations raised $296,438 online. Another $5,265 was raised offline, and I gave $50,000 to support these Veterans, Military Families, Police, and Firefighter organizations. A total of 94 teams signed up. All of… Read more »

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6 reasons to make a difference

March 17, 2014

Folks, I believe that it's important to help people out when you're able to, and that means making a difference. It doesn't have to be big stuff to really create change. A lot of the work I do on craigconnects involves quiet, back-channel communications, which I might never go public with. Mostly you hear from me… Read more »

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Supporting some nonprofits, and some not, here's the deal

October 11, 2013

For well over ten years, a whole bunch of nonprofit orgs (NPOs) have asked me for assistance, and I think I've gone way above and beyond to help as much as I could. The vehicle for all that is now craigconnects.org, where I support some causes for the short term, while learning how to do… Read more »

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The nerd-in-residence

September 13, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." You can find more under VA team bios > Craig Newmark. I really am a nerd, old-school, wore a plastic pocket protector, and glasses taped together, in the early sixties. I can now simulate social behavior for an hour, two hours tops, but then I… Read more »

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