GivingCity Austin is the only magazine in the country that helps you give back better. Through stories, profiles, first-person essays and in-depth features we offer you the ideas, information — and inspiration — you need to do good.
GivingCity is currently a fiscal sponsorship of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and is led by a board or directors and advisors, with founder Monica M. Williams at the helm.
Since February 2013, GivingCity has put the print version on hold to focus on organization building and fundraising. GivingCity is working hard to bring back the magazine and continue its trajectory with new partners and funders.
We believe in Austin; now we ask you to believe in GivingCity. Please take a moment to donate to GivingCity Austin and show your support. You can also read the magazine online and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Please let us know how we’re doing! If you have a story idea or want to learn more about partnering with us to reach Austin’s most plugged-in community leaders, please contact us.
Who publishes GivingCity?
GivingCity Austin was founded by Monica Maldonado Williams and Torquil Dewar in 2007. In 2010, the Austin Community Foundation adopted GivingCity Austin and was its main source of funding. Today, GivingCity is a nonprofit under the umbrella of the Texas Association on Nonprofit Organizations, and it pursues donations and advertising revenue to grow the magazine and serve our audience better.
GIVINGCITYAUSTIN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President & CEO of The Seton Foundations
Managing Director & Senior Strategist at Net Victories
Founder, GivingCity Austin
GIVINGCITY AUSTIN BOARD OF ADVISORS
David J. Neff
Founder of Lights. Camera. Help., Author, Speaker and and Digital Strategist at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Tammy J. Moore
Former VP/GM of Central Texas Community Newspaper Group, Austin American-Stateman; Executive Management Professional
Managing partner of Texan Media; Technology Entrepreneur
Senior Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations at Seminary of the Southwest
Who is the audience?
GivingCity Austin is for you! If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about volunteering, donating, serving on a committee or a board, organizing a fundraiser or starting your own nonprofit, GivingCity Austin has information you can use.
How can I learn about sponsoring or advertising in GivingCity Austin?
We offer a wide range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities, for the magazine and the website. Contact us about our audience, distribution and rates.
How do I get a copy of the print magazine?
Individual copies of current and back issues are available for pick-up at many locations across town. You can also write to us and, for a small donation, we will happily mail copies to you! See our back-issues here.
How can I submit a story idea?
Please feel free to submit ideas and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t always respond, but we love hearing your news.
How can we support GivingCity Austin?
There are lots of ways you can support GCA!
DONATE – Your donation helps us keep the magazine and the website going!
ADVERTISE – Show your community leadership with an ad
PARTNER – Nonprofits and businesses are welcome to contact us to see how we can help you meet your philanthropic goals.
Who is Monica Maldonado Williams and why GivingCity?
Monica is founding editor of GivingCity Austin, a magazine about local philanthropy on a mission to build and support our community’s growing culture of giving. Founded in 2007, the magazine began as a blog, then an online publication. As an online publication, the magazine’s growth and distribution can be attributed directly to social media, with Monica using Twitter and Facebook since 2007 to share the content.
In 2011, while it was funded by the Austin Community Foundation, GivingCity began publishing a print version of the magazine, launching each new issue with a launch party that gathered interesting people from across social and public sectors to celebrate, network and connect.
Today, GivingCity pursues funding from partners across the community who believe in its mission: To inform, inspire and connect more people to local philanthropy. We also invite businesses and other organizations to share their services and vision for the community through advertising. And we invite anyone who shares our vision to support it through donations.
Monica is currently the director of marketing and communications for the Austin Lyric Opera. She has experience as a magazine editor, consumer website manager, copywriter, communications director and freelance writer. She is a regular speaker on social entrepreneurship, social media, nonprofit storytelling and communications. She has been honored with a Texas Social Media Award and a SXSW Interactive Dewey Winburne Community Service Award, and is a graduate of the Stanford Publishing Course and Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2012. And she serves on committees for One Voice Central Texas, the Office of the Mayor’s City of Service and Hands on Central Texas. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.