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10 Women Tech Leaders Vie for $50K and Funding at Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund partnered with them to award $50K to the winner of the Challenge.
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Here's How to Give Back to America by Giving Local

Hey, giving back to local businesses is a really good way to support local economies, and help out to causes that're important. Give Local America is a 24-hour crowdfunding event, beginning on May 3, 2016 and running from 12:00am – 11:59pm EST.
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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust.
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Will You #Help1Family On Giving Day April 21?

Hey, the American Red Cross is holding its nationwide Giving Day on Thursday, April 21. This is the real deal, and it's a great way to help out families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies.
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How Nonprofits Can Make a Dent in the Real World

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. . . ).
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5 Impressive Moments for Women In Tech Right Now

Hey, I'm a big supporter of closing the gender gap in the tech sector. While women in tech haven't gotten all the recognition they deserve, I think it's getting better. Slowly.
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Why I'll Be Supporting Teachers on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tonight

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.
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Apply Now for National Women Startup Challenge

Folks, this is a big deal: applications for the 3rd Women Startup Challenge are now open. You have until March 31 at 11:59pm PT to complete your application for the chance to win up to $50,000, among other startup-friendly prizes.
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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.