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Craigconnects helps link people who are working for the common good with effective nonprofits and organizations that get the job done. It does so by highlighting nonprofits that are making an impact in a variety of social areas. In this audio interview with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Ashkon Jafari, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark tells us about how he started CraigConnects, chose areas to support, and selected nonprofits to focus on. He outlines the enterprise’s activities and vision for the future. He also discusses how he has been using social media to get the word out.
Craig Newmark earned his bachelor's and master's in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He worked with IBM for 17 years, and then moved to GM, Bank of America, and Charles Schwab until the late 1990s. In 1995, he started helping his friends out by putting information online about events in San Francisco; that project became Craigslist, now one of the 10 most-visited English language web platforms on the planet.