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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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Consumer Reports Addresses Privacy and Security Concerns in the Digital Age

Hey, many of you have probably heard of Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent nonprofit consumer org.
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22nd Anniversary of craigslist

After 22 years of craigslist, 3 observations: You know most of what I'd say, so I'll focus on three things, just to get to the point. (I'm overly committed to brevity. ) - Listen to regular people in the community, then to the extent possible, get out of the way.
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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy - something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors.
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Half a Life in Customer Service

I recently turned sixty four, well into my Sunset Years. At IBM I spent eleven years in customer service as a Systems Engineer, ten years of that helping General Motors.
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Didimo Wins $50K in Women Startup Challenge

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI took place at Google in NYC last night, and some game-changing startup founders took the stage. 10 finalists pitched their ventures to a panel of big deal investors.
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Big News: Women Startup Challenge Launches European Pitch Competition

Did you know that funding disparities for women-led tech startups is a global issue? Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men.
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Wikimedia Launches New Program To Fight Online Harassment

Did you know that 40% of internet users, and as many as 70% of younger users have personally experienced harassment online? And more than half of people who reported experiencing harassment also reported decreasing their participation in the Wikimedia community.
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Holiday Charity Challenge Raises $5,611,626

Folks, the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge recently ended. The Challenge is an annual crowdfunding competition that runs from November 22nd through January 5th, and raises millions of dollars for charities doing great work. The folks at CrowdRise worked with the nonprofits and, with your help, raised tons of money for lots of nonprofits.
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Resources for Helping Folks Who Are Homeless This Winter

It’s getting cold out there and this can mean bad news for anyone who doesn’t have a place to go. There are many services that help those who are homeless or without food and shelter.
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10 VR and AI Startups to Pitch at Google at Women Startup Challenge

Folks, I’ve been a partner in Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge since they first launched this great initiative 18+ months ago.  They've been really serious and effective, helping to showcase and fund the best early stage women-led startups.