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Craigslist Founder Explains New Service to Promote Nonprofit Groups

Within an hour of announcing the launch of his new philanthropic support network on Facebook this morning, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark already had over 250 "likes" from people all over the world.

Called Craigconnects, the new service seeks to build upon the success of the world's top classified ad site to forge a new network devoted to the "common good." On the new site, Craig explained his motivation for trying to raise the profile of worthy nonprofits and other organizations working to improve things on a number of fronts.

"This is the biggest thing in my life, and I’d like a little help from you," Craig announced on the site. "Together, we can work together from the grassroots up to make things better for everyone. I want us to use the Internet to connect and protect organizations that are doing good stuff."

Help 7x7 Cheat Its Way to the Top

The 7x7 editors are headed to the Spelling Bee for Cheaters at Herbst Theatre on Thursday night to show off their spelling skills against celebs like singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, author Michael Chabon, and MythBusters' Adam Savage, all while raising money for 826 Valencia to help local kids learn how to read and write. Come root for us. Buy your tickets for the bee here, or go to our team page and sponsor our team—every dollar goes to 826's educational efforts, and the more money we raise, the more "cheats" we can buy.

Philanthropy Lesson #2: Cooks in the Kitchen

Meet Sophie Azouaou, 7x7’s new Community Impact Contributor. As owner of SophiSticate Interiors and host of the upcoming NBC TV show, Touching Hearts, she has established herself as a key player in the Bay Area community and is a valuable resource on ways to lend a hand. In this column, Sophie serves up the philanthropy dish for the budget-conscious volunteer. Tune in to get tips on giving back that put your mind and your wallet at ease.

Philanthropy Lesson #1: Time is Cheap

Meet Sophie Azouaou, 7x7’s new Community Impact Contributor. As owner of SophiSticate Interiors and host of the upcoming NBC TV show, Touching Hearts, she has established herself as a key player in the Bay Area community and is a valuable resource on ways to lend a hand. In this bi-weekly Thursday column, Sophie serves up the philanthropy dish for the budget-conscious volunteer. Tune in to get tips on giving back that put your mind and your wallet at ease.

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