I’m glad Andrea Ball wrote today about Austin’s lagging charitable donations. What’s the takeaway from a story like that? I hope readers don’t just throw up their hands in rhetorical “What’s to be done?” defeat. Read More
Yesterday I got an email from someone named Bruce. The subject line read, “Hello from Bruce,” and remarkably – considering I have made a living in the past by devising spam subject lines (I know… Read More
I attended a lunch meeting today of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Austin chapter, at Green Pastures. The speaker was Patsy Woods Martin, executive director of the I Live Here, I Give Here campaign that Read More
Operation Turkey is one of those philanthropic organization that can inspire the rest of us to forget our inhibitions and do something obvious to help someone else. I first read about Operation Turkey in June. Read More
Nice, huh? Positive. Clean. Modern. Torquil did this, of course. He’s got this whole idea of how the covers should look, but … we don’t want to give everything away. But it helps us visualize Read More
“When the nation’s top 50 cities are ranked for charitable giving, Austin ranks 48th.” This from the Austin American-Statesman referring to research conducted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2003, which found that, of the Read More
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