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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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