GivingCity launched as a blog called GoodCause. First post May 18
Name changed to GivingCity Austin on June 23
FIRST ISSUE: PDF DOWNLOAD
Issue #1 on September 30, online only, featuring Cookie Ruiz of Ballet Austin
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
June 3, Austin Community Foundation begins funding GivingCity
FIRST ONLINE ISSUE
Issue #5 on October 21, featuring all living Junior League of Austin presidents
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”
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
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
February 15, GivingCity Austin breaks from TANO.
August 1, GivingCity Austin became a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance.
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.
January, GivingCity Austin begins publishing a weekly column in the Sunday Austin American-Statesman.
September 1, GivingCity breaks from CTMF and becomes a for-profit entity for the first time. It also launched GivingCity Media & Services to provide marketing and communications services to cause-focused organizations. GivingCity Austin continues its relentless pursuit and publication of news, information, and inspiration for the community of people working in social and civic issues.