History

Our History

2007

GivingCity launched as a blog called GoodCause. First post May 18

Name changed to GivingCity Austin on June 23

2008

FIRST ISSUE: PDF DOWNLOAD
Issue #1 on September 30, online only, featuring Cookie Ruiz of Ballet Austin

2009

Issue #2 on January 6, featuring Evan Smith

Issue #3 on May 27, featuring Inaugural “The New Philanthropists”

Issue #4 on October 27, featuring The Texas Tribune

October 29, GivingCity suspends publication

2010

June 3, Austin Community Foundation begins funding GivingCity

FIRST ONLINE ISSUE
Issue #5
on October 21, featuring all living Junior League of Austin presidents

2011

Issue #6 on January 14, featuring Nonprofits at the Texas Legislature

March 11, GivingCity founder Monica Williams honored with
Texas Social Media Awards
and SXSW Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards

Issue #7 on May 11, featuring 2nd Annual “The New Philanthropists”

FIRST PRINT ISSUE
Issue #8 on July 27, featuring “The Guide to Great Fundraising Events”

Issue #9 on November 28, featuring “Celebrate Volunteers”

2012

FIRST ISSUE DESIGNED BY PENTAGRAM
Issue #10 on January 10, featuring Bastrop Wildfire Recovery

GivingCity featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 2012

Issue #11 on April 10, featuring “How to Volunteer with Kids”

Issue #12 on July 10, featuring 3rd Annual “The New Philanthropists”
Issue Party at KLRU Studio 6A with +250 Attendees

July 20, Austin Community Foundation ceases funding of GivingCity

October 2, GivingCity becomes fiscal sponsorship of TANO

Issue #13 on November 11, featuring The Arts and Community

2013

Issue #14 on February 14, featuring “How to Give More”

April 4, GivingCity begins partnership with KTBC FOX7’s “Good Day Austin” for regular, live segments about local nonprofits

2014

February 15, GivingCity Austin breaks from TANO.

August 1, GivingCity Austin became a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance.

2016

August 26, ending its relationship with the Austin Creative Alliance, GivingCity becomes a fiscal sponsorship of the Capital of Texas Media Foundation, the nonprofit home of the Austin Monitor.

2017

January, GivingCity Austin begins publishing a weekly column in the Sunday Austin American-Statesman.

GivingCity Austin continues its relentless pursuit and publication of news, information and inspiration for the community of people working in social and civic issues.