About Us

GivingCityAustin is a multi-platform media company that helps people support the causes they care about by serving as the guide to doing good. We publish the news, features, and stories that help people understand the nonprofit sector and social good, and how they can get involved.

Find us online, on air, in print, and in person:

GivingCityAustin.com
Our core product offering news and features, a Community Calendar, and more, about people, nonprofits, and businesses working together to make Central Texas better for everyone.

Social Media
On Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Group, and Instagram, we curate stories from across the community to keep you in the know.

Austin American-Statesman
A weekly, Sunday column where we offer insights into news and happenings from the nonprofit community.

Fox 7’s Good Day Austin
A bi-weekly segment on a live morning show where we offer ways for the community to volunteer and get involved.

Monthly and weekly newsletters
The Friday newsletter rounds up content from GivingCityAustin and our monthly newsletter gathers all the nonprofit news from across the community. We also offer updates from our partners as a way to help them share their work.

GivingCity Events
Our monthly meetups are free and gather nonprofit startups, social entrepreneurs, and seasoned nonprofit professionals alike. We also host learning and networking events like Art of the Gala and Content That Matters, to educate and empower your work in the community.

GivingCity was founded in 2007 by Monica Maldonado Williams and has had many contributors, collaborators, sponsors and members support its work. Learn more about our history. We’re honored to have been covered in local and national publications, and to have been recognized for our work. Learn more about what people are saying about GivingCity. Meet the people behind GivingCity and find out how we can help you reach the most engaged people in Austin through advertising, sponsorship and partnerships. As a mission-focused organization, we’re always looking to collaborate. Connect with us and share!

GivingCity Austin is owned by GivingCity™, which also owns GivingCity Media & Services, communications and marketing consultants specializing in cause-focused projects and organizations. Learn more about how we can help tell and share your story.

7 Comments on About Us

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

  7. Good afternoon. I saw a segment on Good Day Austin on Fox7 this morning about Giving City Austin is looking for non-profits to help with a video. I am President of the Board of Directors of Healincomfort4achange. We are a local non-profit to provides post surgery shirts to women recovering from breast cancer surgery, women and men who are having any upper body surgery and they leave the hospital with a drain. The recovery shirt has pockets inside to hold the drains. We raise funds to provide the shirts at no cost to the patients who cannot afford them. So far we have donated over 1,000 shirts to women and men in need! I can provide you some emails from women who have requested a shirt because they cannot afford one if you would like.

    We also donate shirts to non-profits that provide shirts directly to patients. We donate to the Breast Cancer Resource Center, Komen Austin, Seton Hospital and other non-profits.

    We want to take part in Amplify Austin in 2016 and we need to raise money so can qualify for Amplify Austin. The emails that we receive asking for a shirt are very moving emails. Women who are in the fight of their life for their lives and we try to let them know that there is someone out in the community that cares about them and wants to help heal so they can return to their lives.

    In October we are going to change our name to GiftingCare.org because we feel that title more accurately protrays our mission state. Our mission statement is, “To Give the Gift of caring to make a difference in the lives of those who are recovering.”

    We would love to be considered for your help with a video for our non-profit. It could be a real game changer for us! Being able to have GivingCity Austin help in putting together a video to help us solicit donations and to tell our story would be so amazing and helpful to us! Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to email me at the address listed or you can call me at 512-846-2683.

    Thank you,
    Yvonne Carroll
    Healincomfort4achange Board President
    512-846-2683

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