NDIS Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Social Innovation

‘craigconnects’ Launches for the Common Good


Thursday, 17th March 2011 at 12:00 pm
Staff Reporter
Craig Newmark, the founder of the online community networking site, craigslist, has launched craigconnects, a web-based initiative to help people work together for the common good using the Internet.

Thursday, 17th March 2011
at 12:00 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
‘craigconnects’ Launches for the Common Good
Thursday, 17th March 2011 at 12:00 pm

Craig Newmark, the founder of the online community networking site, craigslist, has launched craigconnects, a web-based initiative to help people work together for the common good using the Internet.

Newmark says craigconnects hopes to identify, connect and protect organisations engaged in work that is truly sustainable – socially responsible, self-perpetuating and replicable.

He says the site is a voice for the grassroots, the rank-and-file, for people who never had a voice until now.

The initial list of organisations includes dozens working in the areas of community building, social media for social progress, journalism integrity, open and accountable government, service and volunteering, veterans’ issues, and peace in the Middle East.

The public is invited to submit recommendations for others to be added to the list via the craigconnects website.

Newmark says he’s been doing this for Not for Profits, but much more informally, applying a lot of what he’s learnt over 10 years doing customer service for craigslist.

Now, he says, he thinks it’s time to get deadly serious.

He says craigconnects is not a fundraising or grant-giving organisation and it will operate as an entirely separate entity from craigslist, the hugely popular web platform Newmark founded in the 1990s. Craigslist is a centralised network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements – with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.

Newmark has not served in a managerial position at craigslist for more than 10 years.

To find out more go to www.craigconnects.org.
 



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


...


Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Craigslist Founder Makes $1M Grant to ProPublica News

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at 11:38 am

Australian Charities Slow on Dot NGO Take-Up

Lina Caneva

Tuesday, 19th May 2015 at 11:58 am

Internet Awards Open to NFPs

Xavier Smerdon

Tuesday, 31st March 2015 at 10:56 am

POPULAR

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Donors Looking for a Personalised Experience to Give More – Study

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 8th November 2017 at 1:43 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NDIS Criterion
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!