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About

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.

Mission

We created this company because we believe that the neighborhood is one of the most important and useful communities in a person’s life. We hope that neighbors everywhere will use the Nextdoor platform to build stronger and safer neighborhoods around the world.

If you are interested in joining our team, please view our current job openings.

Based in San Francisco, California, Nextdoor was founded in 2010 and is funded by Benchmark Capital,Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Tiger Global Management, and Shasta Ventures as well as other investors and Silicon Valley angels.

Core values

  • Invest in community
  • Put our members first
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Communicate openly
  • Act like an owner

Manifesto

  • We are for neighbors
  • For neighborhood barbecues. For multi-family garage sales. For trick-or-treating
  • We’re for slowing down, children at play.
  • We’re for sharing a common hedge and an awesome babysitter.
  • We’re for neighborhood watch. Emergency response. And for just keeping an eye
    out for a lost cat.
  • We believe waving hello to the new neighbor says, “Welcome” better than any doormat.
  • We believe technology is a powerful tool for making neighborhoods stronger, safer places
    to call home.
  • We’re all about online chats that lead to more clothesline chats.
  • We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
  • We believe strong neighborhoods not only improve our property value, they improve
    each one of our lives.
  • We believe that amazing things can happen by just talking with the people next door.
  • We are Nextdoor. We are simply you and your neighbors, together.

 Privacy

Fences are sometimes necessary. But online privacy is always necessary. Nextdoor makes it safe to share online the kinds of things you’d be okay sharing with your neighbors in person.Here’s how:

  • Every neighbor has to verify their address.
  • Every neighbor signs in with their real name. Just like in person.
  • Your website is protected by password and encrypted by HTTPS.
  • We never share your info with advertisers.

To learn more about privacy, visit Frequently Asked Questions about privacy, or read our complete Privacy Policy.

Safety

Nextdoor makes it safe to share online the kind of things you’d be okay sharing with your neighbors in person.

Here’s how:

  • Every neighbor must verify their address.
  • Each neighbor signs in with their real name. Just like in person.
  • You choose where your information is shared.
  • Your website is securely encrypted using the HTTPS Internet protocol.
  • Information shared will never show up in Google or other search engines.
  • Nextdoor never shares your personal information with third-party advertisers.

To learn more about verification, visit Frequently Asked Questions about verification.

To learn more about safety, visit Frequently Asked Questions about safety.

If you have a personal safety concern, report it here.

To learn more about being a member, see our Member Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Guidelines for neighborly behavior

Our mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer communities everywhere. We hope to inspire each Nextdoor member to be a better neighbor. We challenge members to hold themselves, and each other, to the highest standard of neighborly behavior:

Treat everyone with respect

  • Assume good intentions in others and give them the benefit of the doubt.
  • Disagree without being disagreeable; focus on issues and do not engage in personal attacks.
  • Practice moderation and do not over post in a way that dominates conversations.
  • Send private messages or post to a Group when a limited audience is more appropriate.
  • Refrain from using profanity or posting messages that will be perceived as discriminatory.

Share helpful information

  • Answer fellow members’ questions.
  • Share information about crime and safety issues.
  • Recommend local businesses and services (without spamming or inappropriate self-promotion).
  • Sell, share, or give away personal items that you no longer want or need.
  • Discuss community issues (but avoid campaigning).
  • Spread the word about local events.
  • Provide support to fellow members in need.

Honestly represent yourself

  • Use your real name, not an alias, pseudonym, or abbreviation.
  • Join as an individual not as a couple, family, or organization.
  • Take the time to add a photo and to fill out your profile

View answers to Frequently Asked Questions about these Guidelines.

 

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