Tag Archives: nonprofits

Small picture in Alaska Airlines magazine

One of my pictures is featured in this month’s Alaska Airlines Magazine alongside a blurb about Save the Redwood League’s Plant a Redwood Seedling program. It was part of the magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide, in the section about cause-related gifts. It’s just a tiny picture, but it’s one of my favorites, so I’m glad they […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV45h38lpQk] Youth with Promise: Outside In ProductionsMy friend Welcome works at this place in Santa Fe. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyinarfzXUE] 24 Hour Party PeopleThis was a really good movie. I really liked the way the director broke the fourth wall. Available Online For FreeBrilliant culture-jamming-style art project. NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” on fontsGreat show including […]

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2008 charitable giving

In 2007, Velma and I supported worthy causes with a little over 2% of our annual income (here’s the list of charities we supported in 2007). We made a goal of trying to increase that over the next few years to 5%. Although I took off most of 2008 from paid work, we decided we […]

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Peace One Day

Through LinkedIn I learned that BAA Schools Group alum Megan O’Grady Greene is working for London-based nonprofit Peace One Day. From the website: “In 1999 filmmaker Jeremy Gilley decided to try and establish the first ever Day of Peace with a fixed calendar date. In September 2001 the Member States of the United Nations unanimously […]

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Bike to Work 1997

I found this email I sent out 11 years ago about a Bike To Work fundraiser I did for Bay Area Action, and I thought I’d archive it here in the journal. I did survive the 42-mile ride. I don’t, unfortunately, remember how much I raised. A little personal spam from your friend Mark don’t-hate-me-it’s-a-good-cause […]

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Where have all the citations gone?

Bay Area Action and its later incarnation as Acterra. For a few years I wrote and/or edited weekly email newsletters and action alerts. I started doing this for the Headwaters Forest Project at BAA, then created a weekly EcoCalendar of events all around the Bay Area, and later founded Acterra’s first general email newsletter. During […]

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The girl effect

“70% of the world’s out-of-school children are girls. Girls deserve better. They deserve quality education and the safe environments and support that allow them to get to school on time and stay there through adolescence.”www.girleffect.org [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIvmE4_KMNw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFxcUT4oCxU]

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Supporting causes

Updated April 2008: Added ACLU and Save the Redwoods League, which I had forgotten. Velma and I used to support nonprofits with our blood, sweat, and tears. We first met in a large building full of nonprofits, where we both worked. When you work for an NGO, especially a relatively small, local one, you don’t […]

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Green Design: Designers, studios, and ad agencies that work with environmental groups and green companies

I have a reputation for working with environmental nonprofits, so I still frequently get requests to do graphic design for green groups or companies. Unfortunately, I’m usually too busy. Sometimes they ask for referrals. So I finally compiled this list of other designers and firms that have worked with environmental groups. I’m including a few […]

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Thursday top 5

Donate to Wikimedia FoundationOkay, the close-up on the eyes and the creepy hand-wringing is weird, but the rest of this video is good. I’m going to talk with Velma about adding the Wikimedia Foundation to our giving list. And if you’ve ever used Wikipedia for anything at all, you might consider a donation too.wikimediafoundation.org [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6mCO5lXsSU] […]

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