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craigslist founder Craig Newmark has launched craigconnects, a web-based initiative to help people work together for the common good using the Internet. craigconnects seeks to identify, connect and protect organizations engaged in work that is truly sustainable – socially responsible, self-perpetuating and replicable.

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New Survey Finds Most Americans Feel Unsafe Online and Find Online Privacy Protections Inadequate

Use of social media is growing, but so are concerns around personal privacy WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey has found that more Americans than ever distrust social media when it comes to protecting their privacy online, and many have little or no trust that social media networ…

New Survey on Online Harassment Reveals that Efforts by Social Media Networks Have Failed to Stop Online Bullying and Threats

Almost Half (47%) of Millennials Report Being Harassed on Social Media SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A comprehensive survey of adult Americans released today by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, Rad Campaign, and Lincoln Park Strategies, shows…

Fourth Annual Veterans Charity Challenge Raises More than $300K for 58 Nonprofits Across the USA Supporting Vets

Craig Newmark and CrowdRise Fundraising Campaign for Vets Groups Sees 66% Increase in Online Donations Over 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The fourth annual Veterans Charity Challenge has concluded with success as online donations to 58 nonprofits grew more than 66 percent o…

Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Wikipedia

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, announced today he has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment. Newmark's gift, made as part of his online initiative craigconnects, is the largest donation yet to the endowment fund which was announ…

New Poll Reveals Impact of Increasingly Hostile Social Media Environment on Open Political Expression

57 Percent Identify Trump Supporters as Very Aggressive Online WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new poll released today reveals how an increasingly hostile social media environment is impacting political expression in the U.S. The survey includes responses from a rando…

Survey Shows Majority of Americans Do Not Support States' Efforts to Restrict Voting

60 Percent Support Automatic, Secure Voter Registration SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey shows that a solid majority of Americans want to see reforms that will ensure voting is free, fair, and accessible to all eligible citizens despite recent efforts in several state…

Craig Newmark Joins with CrowdRise for Third Annual Veterans Charity Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Craig Newmark and CrowdRise have launched the third annual Veterans Charity Challenge to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans, military families, police and firefighters.  Veterans Charity Challenge 3 is a follow-up…

Craig Newmark Marks 4th Anniversary of craigconnects Initiative; Has Helped Raise More Than $7.5 Million for Charity

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, marked the fourth anniversary of his craigconnects initiative this week, citing a host of accomplishments since starting the initiative in 2011. The initiative is Newmark's personal, Web-based effor…

Craig Newmark and CrowdRise Launch Crowdfunding Challenge to Support America's Heroes

Challenge open to any nonprofit benefitting veterans, military personnel, police, fire fighters and their families SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Craig Newmark's craigconnects and CrowdRise today launched the second annual Veterans Charity Challenge, expanded to bene…

craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Releases Infographic on Success, Best Practices of Crowdfunding by Nonprofit Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nonprofit organizations that engage in crowdfunding raised more than five billion dollars worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising is seeing explosive growth.  Those are only two of the findings included in a new infographi…

CrowdRise Launches Holiday Charity Challenge Because Giving Back Is Supposed to Be Fun

Craig Newmark of craigconnects and a Few Other Generous Philanthropists Offer $200K in Prizes for Winning Charities; Any 501c3 can join, plus anyone else can fundraise for and donate to their favorite causes DETROIT, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CrowdRise launched the third annual Holiday…

craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and The Rahr Foundation Launch the “Veterans Charity Challenge” on CrowdRise to Raise Funds for Veterans, Military Family Groups $100,000 in Donation Prizes to Be Awarded

$100,000 in Donation Prizes to Be Awarded SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Memorial Day, craigslist founder Craig Newmark and The Rahr Foundation launched the "Veterans Charity Challenge" to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans and t…

Craig Newmark’s craigconnects and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Release Infographic Detailing Law That Protects Free Speech on the Internet

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 — Craig Newmark and the Electronic Frontier Foundation today jointly released an infographic that details the benefits of a federal law that is a mainstay in protecting free speech on the Internet. "CDA 230: the Most Important Law Protecting Internet Speech�…

craigconnects: Infographic on Restrictive Voting Laws Released by craigslist Founder Craig Newmark

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2012 — craigslist founder Craig Newmark has issued an infographic that illustrates the impact of voting restriction laws on U.S. citizens. The infographic  was published today on Newmark’s craigconnects website. It explores the extensive actions taken by states t…

craigslist founder Craig Newmark Releases Survey of Public Attitudes on Election News Coverage; Little Confidence in News Outlets Shown

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2012 — As the nation gears up for a general election in November, and news outlets increasingly cover campaign stops and primary results, craigslist and craigconnects founder Craig Newmark has released the results of a survey of likely voters detailing their attitudes ab…

craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Uses Birthday and Twitter to Raise Funds for American Red Cross

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2011 — Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and the philanthropic venture craigconnects, is celebrating his 59th birthday by asking for a unique kind of gift – a tweet on Twitter about what someone considers the perfect gift this holiday season. Each time someone res…

craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Releases Infographic Detailing Use of Social Media by Nonprofits

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2011 — Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, today released an infographic detailing the use of social media by leading nonprofit organizations. The infographic is available for viewing on Newmark's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/r7pm9H &#…

craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Announces Campaign to Support Veterans and Military Families

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 — craigslist and craigconnects founder Craig Newmark today launched a month-long campaign to support non-profit and government organizations that successfully work with veterans and military families. The campaign is part of his craigconnects initiative launc…

Craig Newmark Launches craigconnects

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2011 — craigslist founder Craig Newmark today launched craigconnects, a web-based initiative to help people work together for the common good using the Internet. craigconnects seeks to identify, connect and protect organizations engaged in work that is truly sustaina…