When you think of Craig Newmark, the thought process usually goes something like this: “He’s the founder of Craigslist, right? Hmm… I wonder if anyone will buy my Snoopy lamp?” And if you ask him, that’s probably fine.

But now, by launching Craigconnects.org – a site aimed at helping organizations that are doing good in this world link up with each other – your way of thinking will most likely change.

In the media world, it’s sometimes difficult finding truly optimistic ventures, but that’s exactly what Craigconnects is. So while this might not be New York centric, it’s certainly worth telling you about.

Newmark tells FishbowlNY that the idea for the site came to him when he looked back on how often he’s lended a hand to various organizations. “Over maybe a decade, I’ve given a lot of nonprofits varying degrees of help, often social media expertise, web consulting, etc. I thought I’d helped maybe thirty, but it turned out to be around one hundred.”

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