Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, speaker, philanthropist, and one of America’s most recognized nerds. In 1995 Craig founded craigslist and in 2016 he created the Craig Newmark Foundation.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, speaker, philanthropist, and one of America’s most recognized nerds. In 2012 he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. In 2013 he was named “Nerd-in-Residence” by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Innovation in recognition of his volunteer work with the department to enhance services to veterans and military families.
In 1995 Craig founded craigslist, the online classified advertising site that has seen more than 5 billion ads posted. While Craig has not been part of craigslist management since 2000, he stays connected to the site’s users through his involvement with Customer Service.
In 2016 he created the Craig Newmark Foundation, a private foundation to promote philanthropy and civic engagement through a number of initiatives. The foundation supports charitable and education causes with a focus on consumer protection and education, veterans and military families, government transparency, public diplomacy, voter protection and education, micro-lending to alleviate poverty, and women in technology.
Craig serves on the board of directors of the Poynter Foundation, Center for Public Integrity, Sunlight Foundation, Consumers Union/Consumer Reports, Women in Public Service Project, Blue Star Families, VetsInTech, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and as an advisor to nearly twenty other renowned non-profit organizations (see the full list at craigconnects.org/organizations).
Craig communicates regularly through his own blog at craigconnects.org and through the Huffington Post, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, and Twitter. He also travels the country speaking about issues and appearing on behalf of organizations he supports.
We’ll be discussing with Craig the importance of philanthropy, the Craig Newmark Foundation, and why he’s excited about the Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit.
Make sure you refresh the feed when you are on the page so that you get the tweets as they come in and don’t forget to tweet your own questions and comments and include the hashtag #MobilizeWomen.
Please tweet your questions for Craig in advance with #MobilizeWomen and we’ll discuss. See you on Twitter!
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