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Veterans Day Giving Match: Support Teachers in Military Communities

$700K Matching Grant to Support Teachers Helping Military Families Acting on our duty to stand with military families, Craig Newmark Philanthropies is matching citizen donations to DonorsChoose. org classroom projects that serve military communities. For every $1 that you give, we’ll also give $1, doubling each donation. DonorsChoose.
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Protecting Voting Rights Shows Gratitude to Veterans

Voting is the core of democracy, and not only that: it's also a way to thank veterans, active-duty, and their families for their service. That being said, I work with groups who are protecting Americans' right to vote.
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New Poll Reveals Why People Didn't Vote in the Election

Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy: the right to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
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6 Ways You Can Celebrate Veterans This Weekend

Folks, many of you know that I’m a big supporter of service members, veterans, and their families. They're the people who help protect our country and they deserve a big thank you for all of their sacrifices.
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Does Your Neighbor Have the Right to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

Hey, with the election right around the corner, voting's more important than ever, but getting folks to vote is an ongoing effort. It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered and encouraging everyone who's able to vote.
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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others.
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New Study Reveals If Social Media Is Empowering or Silencing Political Expression

Hey, lots of folks seemed to have noticed that people have been pretty aggressive toward each other online during this presidential campaign. I figure this is probably an important thing to pay attention to, and I'm contributing to specific efforts to help deal with the problem of online harassment.
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What a 21st Birthday Means for craigslist

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.
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How To Engage More Effectively On Facebook

Hey, as many of you know, I left craigslist management to focus on my philanthropy through the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, where I support veterans, women in tech, voter protection, and other social good initiatives.
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On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

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.