EcoRise Youth Innovations and Reel Change Film Frenzy 2014
EcoRise was pleased to be included in this year’s Reel Change Film Frenzy. The event involved an initial meeting where film ideas are brainstormed (see Instagram at lower left), followed by a week of filming. The final screening occurred on February 23 at Alamo Drafthouse (Gina LaMotte, Founder and Executive Director of EcoRise, and filmmaker Ricardo Palomares are shown at top).
Stay tuned - the short film is very artful - we’ll post it online once Ricardo gives it the finishing touches. Shown below at right is Fulmore Middle School's Cooper Askins (Instagram taken during the screening).
EcoRise thanks Lights. Camera. Help. for including us in the project, and Goodwill Industries of Central Texas for serving as Executive Producer of the 10 nonprofit films created during Reel Change Film Frenzy, of which we were one.
Flatbed Press Contemporary Print Fair 2014
Sharing a few Instagrams from the Valentine’s Day opening reception to benefit Serie Project at Flatbed Press (Austin, Texas), and a few from the print fair held the following day. For additional details, please see my earlier Tumblr. The entire event was held in honor of the late Sam Coronado, founder of Serie Project.
Among my favorite Instagrams are at top, "Printmaker’s Hands: Iron Frog Press (Dallas), Matt Bagley,” and at bottom, “Alfonso Huerta Garcia Print Demonstration” (follow the link to a brief Viddy). Just above Alfonso at right is the display of longtime friend Maricela Sanchez.
The event program is posted on SlideShare.
Follow the link above to reach the website of The Dumpster Project.
"What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people? How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices? With a 33 sq. ft. dumpster and a team of students and experts, the dumpster will transform from a barely habitable used garbage container to a sustainable house and interactive teaching lab.
Professor Dumpster and his Huston-Tillotson students in Austin, Texas will need all the help they can get because he’s camping out in a dumpster and it’s on the students’ bucket list to live the American dream (litter-ally)! Want to pitch in? Toss in a bit of ‘disposable’ income and support the project today.”
On a personal note, after leaving the presentation, I caught the historic Huston-Tillotson campus from one of its highest elevations at sunset. Lovely view! Below you see a dumpster converted to a photo booth for the reception on February 12, and at right, an enthusiastic Professor Dumpster sharing his thoughts about the project.
Austin Giving Pledge
Having returned to Austin late last summer after being away for some 20 years, I wanted to share information about the Austin Giving Pledge.
I enjoyed hearing MariBen Ramsey of the Austin Community Foundation speak in January about the Austin Giving Pledge to regional members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Follow the ACF link above to reach the website and more information about the pledge. Expect to hear more about this important program in the months and years ahead.
During her presentation, MariBen cited the Transfer of Wealth study conducted by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.
Based on its analysis, three regions of I‐35 Texas, "are likely to face a significant transfer of wealth (TOW) opportunity beginning as early as 2020. Current Net Worth in 2010 for Austin region is estimated to be $137.8 billion, while San Antonio Region is estimated slightly smaller at $118.7 billion, and Waco is estimated to be $33.3 billion."
Follow the link to learn more, and consider making your own, personal Austin Giving Pledge today!
A “thank you” and update from my blog on WordPress. Happy Valentine’s Day!
"Register today to change tomorrow."
March 13-15, 2014
Follow the link for information and to register.
Twitter hashtag: #14NTC
Our signature three-day gathering brings together nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness. With a wide mix of social events, seminars, trainings, and resources, the 2014 NTC will help you put technology to work to further your cause.
NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. To join NTEN, follow this link -> Join today!
Some good friends are presenting a series of helpful workshops hosted by Texas Association of Museums, but I know they would be great for just about any nonprofit organization. Follow the link to an overview with more detailed information.
Enjoyed today’s “trends” talks at St. Edward’s University. See @SMBAustin and #SMBAustin on Twitter for notes and links (as well as a few on @CAROLYNAPPLETON), not the least of which is PWC’s report, "Future of Enterprise Apps: Moving Beyond Workflows to Mindflows," which you can download via the link.
Also, check out @ATXhack4change - you can register on Eventbrite.
KDK-Harman Foundation & National Summer Learning Association
"To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months.
Many Americans have a wonderful image of summer as a carefree, happy time when “kids can be kids,” and take for granted the prospect of enriching experiences such as summer camps, time with family, and trips to museums, parks, and libraries.
Unfortunately, some youth face anything but idyllic summer months. When the school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities, as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision.”
Sarah’s presentation was compelling and clearly demonstrated how low-income children keep falling behind intellectually year-after-year, when they miss out on meaningful summer programming.
I understand KDK-Harman hopes to shed greater light on this problem and to engage other philanthropists in supporting quality summer educational programs, particularly those that provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning.
For more about the importance of summer learning, read: "Know the Facts" from the National Summer Learning Association. Note: the national conference, “Summer Changes Everything,” will occur November 17-19, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
I enjoyed the grand opening of the new store at 7:30 a.m. this morning. As I live not far away, I was able to walk. What a treat! Congrats to Whole Foods Market on the lovely new store.
Here’s my Vine of a few of the grand opening festivities.
You might also enjoy following Whole Foods Market’s Gourmet Gardeners on Tumblr (from the UK - maybe we’ll see a greater WFM-US presence on Tumblr one of these days!).
Carolyn’s WordPress Sites
A new look for all three!
Thanks to my visitors, thanks to WordPress for my new “look,” and best wishes for your fundraising success in 2014.
Sharing a few Instagrams from my holiday visit to southern Arizona. Had a great time!
A few more may be found on my Instagram profile.
Bloomerang Blog, "6 Expert Fundraising Predictions for 2014" (January 2, 2014). Pleased to be included!
To reach the main page for Bloomerang and to learn how it can help you in 2014, follow this link.
And follow this link to my blog post, "2014 and Beyond."