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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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Why It's Important to Give Back to Veterans and Milfams Year-Round

Folks, I do some work to support orgs helping out service members, veterans, and their families. I figure it's the least I can do to give back. We recently wrapped up our 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge.
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Journalism Ethics and the Simple-Minded Nerd

I’m a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I’m supporting trustworthy journalism via efforts like TheTrustProject.
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New Poll Reveals: Online Harassment's Still A Problem Despite Action Taken By Social Networks

Folks, two years ago, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, Rad Campaign, and Lincoln Park Strategies polled 1,007 Americans to figure out how much people were harassed online. Recently a comparison poll was conducted to see how things have changed.
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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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3 Ways We Can Get More Girls and Women in Tech

Folks, it’s important to support women in tech. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as reported by TechRepublic), 68% of women enroll in college—compared to 63% of men, and women increasingly outnumber men in college graduation rates. Despite these stats, women still make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce.
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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come.
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How We Raised Over $300,000 for Veterans and Their Families

Folks, the 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge just came to a close, and lots of money was raised for nonprofits supporting veterans, military families, and other American heroes who risk their lives for us.  The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund donated $50K to the Challenge in an effort to give back.
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How You Can Support America’s Heroes This 4th of July

Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America’s heroes. It’s our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and the nonprofits have already raised more than 44% of the money raised last year—this is a really big deal.
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3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were selected from a pool of over 400 to compete in the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th.
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Vote for Your Favorite Women-led Startups to Win Up to $240K in Prizes

The sold out Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th showcased 10 of the best early-stage women-led startups. The startups pitched to Lisa Stone, entrepreneur and cofounder of BlogHer, Nisha Dua, partner at BBG Ventures, Susan Kimberlin, venture partner at Backstage Capital, and Ajay Chapra, general partner at Trinity Ventures.