Last week I was on vacation in Michigan, and I decided to test a theory that I’ve had for a long time. I believe that philanthropy is something that occurs all around us every day, and we’re usually way too busy to notice it. Sometimes, it is hard to put it in words, which makes it difficult to blog about. So, I decide that I would try to take pictures of “every day” philanthropy while I was on vacation and share it with you this week.
Today’s picture is obviously of a renovated old theater. If you look closely, you can see that they use the digital marquee to thank their major donors and sponsors. How many times have you walked right by a donor recognition wall or signage, and it blended right in to the background? I’m sure that it has been way too many times for me.
As I’ve been promising all week long, we have a big announcement today at DonorDreams blog. Drumroll, please?
Starting next week, we are launching DonorDreams2, which will be a “phlog”. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it is a photo blog (aka phlog). 🙂
DonorDreams2 will focus on capturing every day philanthropy in a photographic manner. Click here to preview the new phlog site (I’ve already posted a picture other there. Please go check out the difference in formating between DonorDreams blog and DonorDreams2 phlog.) Oh yeah . . . when you’re over there, please use the subscription widget to subscribe over there, too.
Since it would be boring just seeing pictures of philanthropy from Elgin, IL and wherever else I travel, we’re opening up the DonorDreams phlog to you. Please submit pictures of philanthropy in action from your hometown or your non-profit organization. Email me your pictures (my address can be found at the bottom of my blog and the phlog every day). Include your name, city/state, and a brief description of what we’re looking at.
Come on, folks . . . this can be fun! Dust off your camera phone and keep your eyes open for philanthropy. It might just broaden the way you see the world around you and open your mind to all sorts of new non-profit ideas.
Here’s to your health!
Founder & President, The Healthy Non-Profit LLC