Favorite Fundraisers for OCT 2013

October 8, 2013

I love music and all, but with two weekends of Austin City Limits, area fundraiser are being pushed into fewer fall slots. That means more competition for your social fundraising-event dollars. Add in another recent Read More

The Faith of Alan Graham

August 14, 2013

For Alan Graham, it’s never been complicated: Homeless people need a safe, supportive place to live, and if they suffer from addiction or mental illness, they need that place to live before they can get Read More

SAT, NOV 10: ECHO Family Festival

November 8, 2012

If your child has ever asked you, “Why is that man out on the street holding a sign?” from the back of the car, you know how difficult it can be to explain homelessness to Read More

What good can do

September 24, 2012

Big thanks to Brett Barnes and Lifeworks for letting us observe during its Home Improvement Challenge last Friday. Scores of volunteers form teams led by a volunteer designer to raise money, create a design and, Read More

Who’s working on affordable housing?

August 8, 2012

Thinking about the high-rise, high-end apartments displacing the low-end, “low life” mobile homes, and the Statesman’s coverage of such news. Growth is great for Austin, and I love how these apartments will inject more life Read More

Hello, I’m homeless #SXSW

March 12, 2012

I’m tracking the response to a campaign called Homeless Hotspots. Have you heard of it? Taking place during SXSW Interactive, homeless men are employed to be 4G hotspots as a service to attendees of SXSWi. Read More

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