About Us

GivingCity Austin is an online magazine that promotes and inspires philanthropic and social engagement. As the guide to doing good in Austin, we report on news, people and events from the social good community to connect readers to organizations, movements and each other.

Our audience consists of philanthropists and volunteers, community leaders and social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and faith leaders, and anyone who wants to have an impact for good. With more than 5,500 nonprofits in the Austin MSA – more than any other city in the Southwest per capita – we know Central Texans are working hard to address important social issues like poverty, literacy, the environment, the arts, health and social justice. We also know that there is an increasing number of social entrepreneurs in Austin and hundreds of businesses that make giving back locally a priority. Austin is a GivingCity.

Join us online here, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We also invite you to sign up for our monthly newsletter, share our stories and attend our events.

Founded in 2007, GivingCity Austin is a nonprofit operating under the 501(c)(3) status of the Austin Creative Alliance. We are supported solely by the contributions of SPONSORS and DONORS like you. Thank you.

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  7 comments for “About Us

  1. April 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Wow! What an incredibly appropriate idea for our time – Giving City!

    This is a great contribution to Austin and our many, many non-profit organizations – pun intended. ;)

  2. October 28, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Dear Monica,
    Thanks for sending this. It’s the first issue I’ve seen, and I like it. After editing The Good Life magazine for 11-1/2 years –before crashing and burning after putting out the January 2009 edition, due to the economy–I can really appreciate your labor of love in starting up in a new and far cheaper format. I wish you the best of luck in this new venture.

    I’m starting my own new venture, The Austin Bulldog, an initiative of the Austin Investigative Reporting Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. It will be online only, doing investigative reporting focused on Austin. It will be my third startup publication, my first nonprofit, and I’m really excited about getting back to my roots in hard-nose investigative reporting.

    Thanks again for what you’re doing with GivingCity.

  3. June 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Dear Monica,Thanks for sending this. It’s the first issue I’ve seen, and I like it. After editing The Good Life magazine for 11-1/2 years –before crashing and burning after putting out the January 2009 edition, due to the economy–I can really appreciate your labor of love in starting up in a new and far cheaper format. I wish you the best of luck in this new venture.
    +1

  4. David Wilkinson
    June 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I am very glad to have run across GivingCity and to see remarks by Sam Woolard, who may or may not remember me from the CAN Assessment & Review Committee. I couldn’t believe it when she left CAN, but I understand the spirit that moved her better now.

    I’m starting a new venture, David Wilkinson Evaluation Consulting, which is geared toward providing evaluation services specifically for nonprofits.

    I don’t have a website yet, but I can be reached by e-mail and at 217/2344.

    Best to all,
    David

  5. nigel
    October 4, 2013 at 4:21 am

    GOOD DAY…. I HAVE A HUGE PASSION FOR LIFE I SEE TO MUCH STUFF IS HAPPENING I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THIS MAGAZINE IT WILL MAKE BIG IMPACT IN OUR CURRENT GERERATION OUR YOUTH ARE BEING DISTROY DUE TO VIOLENCE DRUGS ABUSE ETC ITS TIME THAT WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER VSION LETS STAND TOGETHER OUR YOUTH NEEDS LEADERS ROLE MODELS ETC AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE WE CAN DO IT SURE ITS HARD WORK ETC I BELIEVE IN A STRONG TEAM ITS TIME THAT WE LIKE DIAMONS YES WE CAN…. GOD BLESS nigellaing5@gmail.com

  6. Alejandra Rocha
    April 16, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Monica, I just want to congratulate you on your mission! I am a SU alumnus and have many years of experience in the nonprofit sector. It’s so difficult simultaneously wearing so many hats when you run such organizations. I wish you the best in this endeavor. Congrats on the article in the Statesman!

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