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Now admitedly, San Francisco where I live, is not like much of the rest of the country. However, I hear stories all the time about people who have either left, are leaving or would like to leave (as well as some who would like to come back). Most site the political climate, though economics are often mentioned too. In fact, I spent Thanksgiving with a recently retired Dean of a major university who was showing off photos his new Baja condo where he, his wife and a 1000 of other ex-pats are buying into a brand new "gated green living" community being built on 5,000 coastal acres. Another group I know bought half an island in a remote corner of the Philippines. Best part of this story is they are all circus performers. Photos on their website make it look like a cross between Burning Man and Gilligan's Island. Like I said, San Francisco isn't like the rest of the country. Though if too many more people leave, it might become more like it than not :-).
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Phil, Thanks for the contribution Carnival. You are first in ride for the Ferris Wheel. Ten times the impact? Hmmm, you may just have inspire me to update my skill set and shift the focus of my work over the next decade. Peace, Gayle Fundraising for Nonprofits gayleroberts.com/blog/
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Hmm, link doesn't seem to work for me. Sometimes simple technology makes me feel dumb.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2007 on 12 Characteristics of a Good Proposal at Gift Hub
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Michele, For me David Allen's actual book, Getting Things Done, was the most helpful. But the following resources got me interested in going deeper. Perhaps they will for you too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done http://wiki.43folders.com/index.php/Main_Page http://www.listible.com/list/the-best-gtd-resources Peace, Gayle
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Hi Phil, March? GatesGate was in January. That's forever ago. Like dog years, I think you have to multiple blogosphere time by a factor of seven, at least. Aspen Institute is an important publisher with a valuable back catalog, but if they are going to start commenting about the online world they better get with the program. The Chronicle of Philanthropy finally figured it out, and within only a few short months Give and Take has become a must read destination. Would love to see the boys and girls of Aspen join in the fray too. Peace, Gayle Fundraising for Nonprofits gayleroberts.com/blog/
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Hey Phil, Was it just me, or was Mr. Singer's article a more persuasive argument for a truly progressive tax system, rather than more progressive philanthropy? Of course, the former probably won't happen in our lifetime, at least in this country, so perhaps he was just being pragmatic, (which he called himself in the follow-up Q&A.) Thoughts? Peace, Gayle Fundraising for Nonprofits gayleroberts.com/blog/
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Q: My question, not having seen the issue, is whether the contrast you speak of was "thematized," brought to the surface and embraced as the "thrust" of the editorial work, or just there to be noticed and passed over? A: Passed over for sure.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2006 on On the Style of Philanthropy Magazines at Gift Hub
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Hey Phil, Though I may have written with a little "sass" about these pubs on my blog last week, am still very interested to see how they mature. Benefit is the one I’m most familiar with, since it is published in San Francisco where I live. The latest issue featured back-to-back 6 page photo spreads of individuals experiencing homelessness and debutante-types shopping for gala clothes. Of course, the former was shot in B&W and the later in color. Peace, Gayle Fundraising for Nonprofits gayleroberts.com/blog/
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2006 on On the Style of Philanthropy Magazines at Gift Hub
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