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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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Give Back to Teachers Supporting Military Families

Folks, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (CNPF) recently donated $100K to DonorsChoose to fund teachers and classrooms that support milfams. I've got some good news: in less than a week, we've already helped to fund over $50K for military classroom projects.
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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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$100K to Support Teachers Working in Military Family Classrooms - Can You Help?

Hey, I've said it before and I'll say it again: teachers don't get the support and recognition that they deserve. And, too often, they're taking money from their own paychecks to support their students and their classrooms. I'm excited to announce the launch of the Almost Home Military Family Match in partnership with DonorsChoose.
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Amazing: $4.7M (and Counting) Raised for Charities in Holiday Challenge

The CrowdRise Giving Tower Holiday Challenge is an annual fundraising competition that runs from November 24th through January 7th and raises millions and millions of dollars for charities doing good work. Collectively, over $4. 7M has already been raised.
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A Nerd's Holiday Travel Tips

Okay, I figured with all the travel this time of year, I should recap my Travel Tips, Inspired by Misadventures. Lots of you already know the travel options and conveniences, like Airbnb and TripAdvisor, and you're likely already saving all the places you want to go and where you want to stay.
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How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

Folks, I know many of you follow Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York (HONY) initiative. Brandon returned from a trip to Jordan and Turkey, where he interviewed twelve Syrian families that will be living in the U. S. These families have been through a lot of hardship.
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On #GivingTuesday Help Make Education Better #ForEveryKid

Hey, for #GivingTuesday Donors Choose has teamed up with Google to raise money to help to make education more inclusive #ForEveryKid. The goal's to make it easier to fund as many special education projects as possible. If donors fund the first half, Google will get the rest, up to $1MM.
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Know Someone In Crisis? They Can Text For Help via Crisis Text Line

Hey, the Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis.
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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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How to Really Ramp Up Your Social Media

Hey, I've been suggesting for some time now that nonprofits spend more time on social media. One way to do that is to make sure you're sharing what you're up to on Facebook and Twitter, and another way to do that is by targeting your content to your audiences with Facebook's advertising.