On Thursday, Kickstarter Co-Founder and current CEO, Yancey Strickler, took to Twitter to announce his support for five nonprofits after reading predictions that President Trump’s tax bill may have a huge negative impact against the organizations. Strickler’s support went to the following nonprofits, Bold Alliance, Bronx Defenders, Fractured Atlas, The McShin Foundation, and Pen America. Strickler shared in a series of tweets:
“Yesterday I supported five nonprofits working on causes important to me. I was inspired after reading predictions that the tax bill may cost nonprofits billions of dollars by limiting charitable educations – all so large companies can hoard even more society’s wealth. People most in need keep getting the least. People who have the most keep getting more. Take five minutes to support the causes you’re passionate about and encourage others to do the same.”
Meanwhile, Strickler is making the preparations to step down as Kickstarter’s CEO. Earlier this summer, Strickler announced:
“I’m announcing that we are beginning the search for Kickstarter’s next CEO. I’ve spent the last 12 years working on Kickstarter in many different roles. As a co-founder, as our first community support rep when we launched in 2009, as an evangelist sharing Kickstarter with creators, as a team-builder who has hired and supported so many wonderful people, and most recently as CEO. Kickstarter’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life. As a Public Benefit Corporation, we strive to be a leader in thoughtful corporate governance. We’ve empowered more than 100,000 people to bring their book, album, movie, artwork, game, play, or product into existence. Kickstarter distributed more than $170 million to independent creators over the last three months — the biggest three-month stretch in our history.”
At the time, Yancey stated he will step down as CEO at the end of 2017, but will continue to speak about Kickstarter’s success as both Co-Founder and #1 fan of the crowdfunding giant. Kickstarter has yet to announce Strickler’s CEO replacement.