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Craigslist Founder Launches a New Site to Connect Nonprofits

Craig Newmark's new site is designed to bring together a world's worth of helping hands.

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This story appears in the June 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »
Launched March 2011

Based in San Francisco

The team Newmark and seven independent contractors

127,593 page views, 79,059 unique visitors, and 1,200 user-submitted philanthropic ideas in the first two weeks

What It Is
Self-proclaimed "geek" Craig Newmark turned an e-mail list among friends into Craigslist, one of the top 20 most highly trafficked sites on the web. Now he's devoted to Craigconnects, an online community where people committed to various causes can meet, share information and work together to create positive change.

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