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Women Who Tech Unveils Third Women Startup Challenge

The Women Startup Challenge, which is considered one of the largest initiatives to bring together top early-stage women-led startups, launched a national competition to showcase and help fund their ventures. The challenge is described as a national effort to promote game-changing women-led startups focused on… Read More

Zidisha Founder Julia Kurnia: Loans Incentivizing Achievement Rather than Dependency

At age 22, recent George Washington University grad Julia Kurnia co-founded the world’s first microfinance organization built entirely from crowdfunding capital sourced over the internet, using funds raised from Kiva.org in Senegal, West Africa. She spent the next four years managing U.S. government grants to small businesses in… Read More

Crowdrise Forms Partnership With Craig Newmark to Provide Flint Residents With 25,000 Cases of Water

On Monday, CrowdRise announced its Water for Flint challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, to deliver 25,000 cases of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. The crowdfunding platform stated that for every $20 donation made to any fundraiser through the Water for Flint Challenge, Newmark will match the donation with… Read More

Update: Edward Norton, Humans of New York, & craigconnects’ “Supporting Syrian Refugees” Crowdrise Initiative Nears $460,000

Earlier this month, CrowdRise co-founder Edward Norton teamed up with Humans of New York (HONY) and craigsconnect to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a Syrian refugee whose story had gone viral thanks to HONY’s Brandon Stanton and President Obama. Within an hour, the… Read More

Women Startup Challenge NYC Teams up With Craig Newmark of craigslist & craigconnects to Help Fund Female-Led Startups In Partnership

Women Who Tech, which is on a mission to showcase and fund women-led startups, announced it will host the second Women Startup Challenge in New York City on November 9th at Microsoft in Times Square. Women Startup Challenge NYC, in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist… Read More

craigsconnect’s Craig Newmark Teams Up With CrowdRise For Third Annual Veterans Charity Challenge

Craig Newmark and CrowdRise have launched the third annual Veterans Charity Challenge 3 to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans, military families, police and firefighters. The Veterans Charity Challenge 3 is a follow-up campaign to two previous campaigns run between the Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday periods.  Together, the… Read More

Craig Newmark Celebrates 4th Anniversary of craigconnects Initiative; Raises More Than $7.5 Million for Charity Through Six Crowdfunding Campaigns

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, marked the fourth anniversary of his craigconnects initiative this week, citing a host of accomplishments since starting the initiative in 2011. The initiative is Newmark’s personal, Web-based effort to promote and enhance the use of technology and social media for philanthropy and… Read More

Craigslist Founder Shares Best Practices for Non Profit Crowdfunding (Infographic)

Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark, has shared an infographic depicting crowdfunding success for charities.  He states that $5 billion was raised worldwide for non-profit organizations using crowdfunding in 2013.  He has compiled some key points associated with crowdfunding best practices including: After researching crowdfundings impact on… Read More

Holiday Charity Challenge Launched by CrowdRise

The 3rd Annual Holiday Charity Challenge has been launched by CrowdRise, a crowdfunding platform to help people and organizations raise funds for charitable causes.  CrowdRise has organized the initiative with the support of CraigsList founder, Craig Newmark and The Huffington Post. The Challenge began on… Read More

Craigslist Founder and Rahr Foundation Launch the “Veterans Charity Challenge” on CrowdRise

In honor of Memorial Day, craigslist founder Craig Newmark and The Rahr Foundation have launched the “Veterans Charity Challenge” crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans and their military families. The Challenge will run from May 23 at 12 p.m. EDT through… Read More

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