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May 04, 2017, 08:11 ET Women Startup Challenge Europe Announces Winners of First-Ever International Event

London was the scene of a milestone for women in tech as the nonprofit Women Who Tech, and primary sponsor Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and...


Mar 29, 2017, 08:01 ET Women Startup Challenge Europe Announces 10 Finalists for First-Ever International Event

Women Who Tech, a nonprofit that advocates for women in tech, and craigslist founder Craig Newmark announced today the 10 finalists for the Women...


Mar 01, 2017, 07:02 ET The Craig Newmark Foundation Challenges 'Fake News' and Promotes Trustworthy Journalism with $1 million Grant to Independent, Investigative News Powerhouse ProPublica

The Craig Newmark Foundation, founded by craigslist founder Craig Newmark, today announced a $1 million grant to ProPublica, an independent,...


Feb 16, 2017, 08:10 ET Women Who Tech and craigslist founder Craig Newmark Announce Winners of the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI

Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working in partnership with craigslist founder Craig Newmark to break down barriers to women in the tech...


Feb 09, 2017, 07:40 ET Women Who Tech and craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Announce the Inaugural 'Women Startup Challenge Europe'

Women Who Tech, a US-based nonprofit that advocates for women in the tech and startup industry, and craigslist's founder Craig Newmark, today...


Jan 09, 2017, 07:57 ET Women Who Tech and Craig Newmark Announce 10 Finalists for Fourth Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition to Fund Women-led Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence Ventures

Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women in the tech and startup industry, in partnership with Craig Newmark,...


Nov 16, 2016, 09:02 ET Women Who Tech and Craig Newmark Announce the 4th Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition to Fund Women-led Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Ventures

Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women in the tech industry, and Craig Newmark just announced the fourth Women...


Oct 18, 2016, 12:05 ET New Survey Finds Most Americans Feel Unsafe Online and Find Online Privacy Protections Inadequate

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...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:01 ET New Survey on Online Harassment Reveals that Efforts by Social Media Networks Have Failed to Stop Online Bullying and Threats

A comprehensive survey of adult Americans released today by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, Rad Campaign, and Lincoln Park...


Jul 08, 2016, 12:05 ET Fourth Annual Veterans Charity Challenge Raises More than $300K for 58 Nonprofits Across the USA Supporting Vets

The fourth annual Veterans Charity Challenge has concluded with success as online donations to 58 nonprofits grew more than 66 percent over 2015....


Jun 08, 2016, 07:51 ET Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Wikipedia

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, announced today he has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment. Newmark's gift, made as part of his...


May 04, 2016, 07:43 ET New Poll Reveals Impact of Increasingly Hostile Social Media Environment on Open Political Expression

A new poll released today reveals how an increasingly hostile social media environment is impacting political expression in the U.S. The survey...


Mar 28, 2016, 08:35 ET Survey Shows Majority of Americans Do Not Support States' Efforts to Restrict Voting

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...


May 26, 2015, 09:50 ET Craig Newmark Joins with CrowdRise for Third Annual Veterans Charity Challenge

Craig Newmark and CrowdRise have launched the third annual Veterans Charity Challenge to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans, ...


Mar 12, 2015, 08:40 ET Craig Newmark Marks 4th Anniversary of craigconnects Initiative; Has Helped Raise More Than $7.5 Million for Charity

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, marked the fourth anniversary of his craigconnects initiative this week, citing a host of accomplishments since ...


May 22, 2014, 08:30 ET Craig Newmark and CrowdRise Launch Crowdfunding Challenge to Support America's Heroes

Craig Newmark's craigconnects and CrowdRise today launched the second annual Veterans Charity Challenge, expanded to benefit police and fire fighter...


Mar 19, 2014, 08:30 ET craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Releases Infographic on Success, Best Practices of Crowdfunding by Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations that engage in crowdfunding raised more than five billion dollars worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising...


Nov 20, 2013, 08:40 ET CrowdRise Launches Holiday Charity Challenge Because Giving Back Is Supposed to Be Fun

CrowdRise launched the third annual Holiday Charity Challenge – the holiday season's largest and most fun crowdsourced online giving and fundraising...


May 23, 2013, 08:35 ET craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and The Rahr Foundation Launch the "Veterans Charity Challenge" on CrowdRise to Raise Funds for Veterans, Military Family Groups

In honor of Memorial Day, craigslist founder Craig Newmark and The Rahr Foundation launched the "Veterans Charity Challenge" to raise funds for...


Feb 23, 2012, 10:00 ET craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Releases Survey of Public Attitudes on Election News Coverage; Little Confidence in News Outlets Shown

As the nation gears up for a general election in November, and news outlets increasingly cover campaign stops and primary results, craigslist and...


Oct 13, 2011, 10:00 ET craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Releases Infographic Detailing Use of Social Media by Nonprofits

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, today released an infographic detailing the use of social media by leading nonprofit...


Jun 28, 2011, 09:00 ET craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Announces Campaign to Support Veterans and Military Families

craigslist and craigconnects founder Craig Newmark today launched a month-long campaign to support non-profit and government organizations that...


Mar 08, 2011, 10:34 ET Craig Newmark Launches craigconnects

craigslist founder Craig Newmark today launched craigconnects, a web-based initiative to help people work together for the common good using the...