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Craigslist Foundation is Winding Down Operations

Posted by | January 11, 2012 | Blog | 2 Comments

Dear Colleagues and Friends of Craigslist Foundation,

After a decade of innovation in support of stronger nonprofits and communities in the Bay Area and nationwide, Craigslist Foundation will wind down operations, celebrate its successes, and transition its programs to new homes. This decision was made by our board and staff, in consultation with craigslist, Inc, whose philanthropy is now focused on supporting numerous worthy charities via its Charitable Fund. We owe a special thanks to craigslist for ten years of generous financial support and partnership, and for lending its name to our efforts.

In the coming weeks, our staff will work diligently to distill the lessons learned over ten years, and to find appropriate homes for our three key programs: Nonprofit Boot Camp (ready for its 9th Annual event), LikeMinded (ready for its next iteration after 9 months of user experience), and Alliance Building (building a network of community builders).

Thank you for your engagement with us over the years as we strived to augment the effectiveness of emerging nonprofits and strengthen the fabric of local communities and neighborhoods. The entire Craigslist Foundation team looks forward to making continued progress in other ways and at other organizations as we all move forward.

Sincerely yours,

Lynn Luckow
President & CEO
Craigslist Foundation

We have gathered answers to questions you might have about our wind down on this FAQ. During the wind down, you can reach us at or via Twitter or Facebook.

Best Memories of Boot Camp

Posted by | January 10, 2012 | Blog, Events | 0 Comments


Check out these photos from past Boot Camps – find yourself, your friends and your most inspirational moments.

Share Your Boot Camp Ideas

Posted by | November 30, 2011 | Blog, Events | 0 Comments

We’re getting ready for Boot Camp 2012 (and will share the date with you very soon!!) already, and we’re excited to involve you in the process.

We loved the results of our crowdsourcing game from last year so much, we’re offering two games this year – two (more) ways for you to shape what happens at Boot Camp.

Cindy Ward

Posted by | November 8, 2011 | Blog, Speakers, W | 0 Comments

Manager of Family Services for Housing & Homeless Programs, San Francisco Human Services Agency

Engaging for Impact: A Report from Independent Sector

Posted by | November 7, 2011 | Blog | 0 Comments

Independent Sector 2011: Connections Sessions

Unexpected and magical discussions happen when conference organizers open up the schedule to attendee ideas. The concept of open space isn’t new, but it’s not often executed well within large conferences. Among nonprofit gatherings, Independent Sector is one of the biggest, and this year they embraced the idea of crowdsourced topics through 21 Connections Sessions (pdf).

Get Pro about Pro Bono in a Campfire Conversation with Taproot Foundation

Posted by | November 1, 2011 | Blog, Community, Events | 0 Comments

We invite you to join us in another special learning opportunity taking place this week.

Join leaders of Taproot Foundation for a conversation on Thursday November 3rd at 10:00 AM PT about the best practices of bringing pro bono expertise to your community organization or nonprofit.

Storytelling Skills: Interactive Call on Oct 5

Posted by | September 27, 2011 | Blog, Events | 0 Comments

You asked us for more time with the leaders and innovators who spoke at Boot Camp. We listened.

Join a one-hour interactive conference call on Storytelling Skills on Wednesday, October 5, at 12 pm PST.

Playborhood’s Huntopoly game is a smart way to bring neighbors together!

Posted by | September 19, 2011 | Blog, Community | 0 Comments

We recently heard of Mike Lanza and Playborhood’s Huntopoly game, an ingenious way to encourage kids and adults to play in their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors. It is such a good idea that we decided to give it it’s own blog post!

Mike was kind enough to build it out into a LikeMinded project here so that others may learn from his actions, and you can read the full story on the Playborhood blog, however here is a summary of the idea.

New Resources: “Top 10 Fundraising Tips” & “Someone’s Done That…”

Posted by | September 14, 2011 | Blog | 0 Comments

As promised, we’ll be adding new resources to our library weekly. This week we have two new Boot Camp 2011 sessions for you to discover, enjoy and learn from.

photograph by David Lim

Top Ten Fundraising Tips, led by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Nicci Noble, was one of the most popular sessions at Boot Camp (and the slides are already a hit at!) We have video, podcast and slides of the full session available.

Someone’s Done That Already: The Best Practices of Sharing Best Practices, was presented by our own Arthur Coddington, WiserEarth’s Peggy Duvette and Leo Romero of OurBlocks.

New resources: Aimee Allison & Code for America

Posted by | September 6, 2011 | Blog, Site News | 2 Comments

It’s a big week – we’re launching the new resources section of our website and we’re kicking it off by sharing two Boot Camp 2011 session resources with you.