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About Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer and philanthropist, best known for creating the online classified ads service craigslist. Craig’s full-time philanthropic work focuses on organizations on the frontlines of protecting America’s security and democracy. He has given more than $300 million in support of veterans and military families, trustworthy journalism and civic engagement campaigns, cyber security education programs, hunger relief, and pigeon rescue. Craig was influenced by his Sunday School teachers who escaped the Holocaust, set his moral compass, and taught him to treat people like you want to be treated – and how to know when enough is enough. He stepped away from the day-to-running of craigslist almost two decades ago, but he still occasionally volunteers as a customer service representative.

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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.
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New Study Shows Youth Could Significantly Impact 2016 Election

Folks, I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections.
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Memes to Live By

(Craig learns the hard way)

Sometimes I learn things the hard way, like ignoring trolls, and I'm not the only person who needs reminders, I get a lot of feedback to that effect.
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How Voting's Changing in the Digital Age

Hey, the Brennan Center for Justice has their boots on the ground and are working hard to ensure that everyone who's eligible has got the means to vote.
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5 Social Causes I've Taken on Since Leaving craigslist Management in 2000

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.