Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, retained Rad Campaign to help build the road map for his next phase: 20 years of philanthropy.

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What are the most effective ways to connect nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, volunteers, and free agents to meaningfully create positive change and solve the worlds toughest problems?

Our Strategy

  • Create a platform for Craig Newmark at to support his philanthropy and eight key nonprofit issue areas of support.
  • Launch crowdfunding campaigns to support nonprofits working on Military Families and Veterans issues, Open Government, Public Diplomacy, Technology for Good, Trustworthy Journalism, Voter Protection, and Women in Tech.
  • Promote Craig's philanthropic and advocacy priorities and connects organizations and influencers.
  • Support smart nonprofit technology use and capacity building.
  • Grow Craig's social media presence, engagement with his community, and his following.
  • Continued work on a long-term, strategic plan to implement Craig's vision and philanthropic priorities.
  • Advise Craig on his personal philanthropic investments.


Over the past 4 years, Rad Campaign has worked with Craig on strategic planning and day-to-day operations of craigconnects. We also work daily to connect him with thousands of engaged citizens and nonprofits who are giving a voice to the voiceless and real power to the powerless. Since we have started working with Craig, over $10M has been raised via crowdfunding campaigns to support charities in addition to Craig's direct philanthropic support. As Craig's philanthropoc advisor, we have also streamlined his giving to vet nonprofits focused on generating meaningful impact.

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