Writer's Garret gives a BIG Thank You!
May, 2012READ, SEE, HEARWHY WE MATTEROur Website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1Em30ICpfqREpz92ax2TVKY_oFSDdMVspHedOmFL2i7vnjIGY_W8ojczxA-I7sOg028wpBQU6RjH9S2Aw5RmeCLxi2S9oX5bQlx3hWAMa9U_A==]Powerpoint Tour of [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1EviCnj2ABpWxL4sMGwcwnozBvLun7Dgn-QVRrOdmttJAi2s5c-k__AoKYmjzWgVBY9rnqKiv4leehsZeIUSa11UOQ66Dh8Zs5kgBhTLK1dQj9v75-72mKRh6X3mcwtTB8=]The Writer's Garret [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1EviCnj2ABpWxL4sMGwcwnozBvLun7Dgn-QVRrOdmttJAi2s5c-k__AoKYmjzWgVBY9rnqKiv4leehsZeIUSa11UOQ66Dh8Zs5kgBhTLK1dQj9v75-72mKRh6X3mcwtTB8=]Homeless & Runaway Youth Reading Their Own Poetry [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1Ei9Xithet-P3HGDRHrCuu3Qb9TuuPrMBJPM1zzEJysw82k4iuYy3Wl1kvi3LPt7WmPIoX3UGqmOi89vUJHJTI_w-KiNbJZXAm1t_HGvdwvl5XKE2lUSD2EpYddbWsu2WPjj5pQZHOhvg==]Vision and Goals [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1FSpwiUyMuq1fhjAlnJLSCM_Wm_5XeM8ofw5wcaOEioRwAUSaY2-FWTxicMr6rKQ2iB2oSwVnUHfxlyYrIDliZeLmfr1z9UzrW7hCKB3SX7u0bvlKC4fTZ52E2i4R1fbHE=]The Garret's Resume [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1Eu5gIbWG5tPt-2rM-ZlvYgpuGPBx6Uf5-rHcIqtd0NzLrxihOWUDp4OnkMxwsgS8KsOhi1bNvak3dRzHRw2vesOynJk7ek3uGuhEk-sGOVXxMYAqtXcU-3-M2_oG19sx5uCFPwDEUSKWshcxS5j-sPr4tY6JtTHpVtoAAJJqOFEHk5Q_fF-WptKCuZYCMiAyA=]THE GARRET'S STORYA DMN article of our struggles and survival [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1HENiHDKMYxCPCSR4-VJC5Ski8Y1yrs2XPjBvgSHuWEzF2bDGxr1FJM2PLGNne7ZmX5WoP-fxPNute8Q7n3s5E3MpiufxtKfiQiWqEeBsbB3egcZxFTUJicouZ7SFKPUu-2zstF7wpWKKlR3eZlTFpXbvY6tZZtAAVOD0JJQonqLUmzOUN6qRM7NYaY0SGsGeLo_JSOeNXwQl1yb6NPQpKKbOb7s2L63LLeK6zQt7pUhcCVDn5-6s-j]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~INTERESTING FACTS: SPECIAL STRESS ON NONPROFITS THROUGHOUT "THE GREAT RECESSION""When the tide goes out, you find out quicklywho is not wearinga bathing suit."--Warren Buffett2009 report on the economy and nonprofits [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1EFJZn78uSvpqAbwSy_aMagDPwvBhlIT_JDUKgEXVu8w4jR8SdihcLYeF50bLy2Ud3zpXXBkVuBE34HGsp4SZgpJpPfHbwjBzZY8wjfOItjQfatpCVRtz7jZc4dKFmpOqe4VRPxCIREk7wvzwDv1vYtfDH7xMonVUxB7FJp03uHrw==]2010 report [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1EbwMFQS8vbWNrnsFv3kF57RWN_w1ym4qpV7fNQVfBIzxtOyrMswkMBJb0EwC5LxcHV-C-tald_B3YJ5dmaG5iwxFnqx1YYwOfIoxw6EZl3Ndetmd3otHuOHk-PezO6__LHe2nds5eLtkZl03TJxyHKGxBWa5qaVEvuugBrV-QrsBeR4QS4Pimj]2011 report [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1FD3tL5RZ3PCWXdiEC_y-DQCthMI941dywdKLbC73SILroM52nDxCzS2QsIIJcIwq99rvStMhD-xtLk-NuwqYcStEy0BE3tdgOHWOMiT4a3jgIwyLTm9OmuXz8d41c3EuL3di-M0-KxVHx1X-dFPuDYnBzTKlgi_TXizRGGzEwQxQEcLk7vbsmfZDCX4_tD3MQ=]WHAT'S AT STAKE(IN THE BIG PICTURE)Infographic on illiteracy [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1F0wcuRyekCBmPx9nU2AIXhDWSFKl5mkySdq9E3BQ6xe3pkeWJoy8um6fkgQWM7OD1qRkSJdUXCbJjr8wFJG1KjRt7CImqUJm3YE8J6qtqg1mTJgLlDwzD3KI9jOsgkd0UfnkM82a-EDteWikxtn0M0R1Zp0JiK9OF4f50bI07akRnBj5e2MCsW]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THANKS, EVERYONE, FOR HELPING US SURVIVE THE GREAT RECESSION!Now, we need your help survivingthrough the summer . . .In 2008, things FINALLY looked up for The Writer's Garret. Hard work and passionhad paid off with four full-time staff, the biggest budget in our history, thrivingprograms serving tens of thousands, and a board of 14 committed Trustees (buildingcommittees, holding fundraisers, updating our governance policy documents, and conductingannual planning & training).We regularly brought to town bestselling authors and winners of Pulitzers; our educationaloutreach served over 6,000 young people in five school districts; our growing literarycommunity transcended gender, ethnic, economic, and ideological barriers; and we"spread the word" via print, radio, and Internet!The Writer's Garret: Beyond Words [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1ENMSzNuGYJdet1Trkdqxlwk8NW8hKVkzCuQwi3HeDqiDM34SP2cYg1VTfyI0l90zV_ehR4JjM2a7l0VziFDhFqm6m6UQaSgPs4xlFwJ8pyiYmkmPLhWCZAqA6CG0opyDGvxtOjrJXMng==]View The Writer's Garret: Beyond WordsThen came the economic crash. The board shrunk, and so did funding. Staff voluntarilycut back on pay and hours. We lost our co-founder, Texas Poet Laureate & SMUProfessor, Jack Myers, to cancer. We worked harder and smarter, trying to stay afloat until the tide could turn. We watched as so many fellow nonprofits went underor ran up huge deficits, which only sank them the following year. We found a wayto stay alive on less than 50% of what we'd built. And then, as the second worsteconomy in history persisted, we cut back some more. We managed to finish each yearin the black. Barely.But . . .Thanks to you all, we are still ALIVE!So far, we've managed to keep our great [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1GBtCaLzKYUhJQ3-dWh4i55Wmvd4uNttsbAjYs323zD5hPQ6hx3F3vSKgbyDITac3rxRIumap1xglDgmRqcoKbwPOBc_R2sWFtKUeXtHYfgeaKZZjSXtslyL7HkP1i3s44=]staff[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1GBtCaLzKYUhJQ3-dWh4i55Wmvd4uNttsbAjYs323zD5hPQ6hx3F3vSKgbyDITac3rxRIumap1xglDgmRqcoKbwPOBc_R2sWFtKUeXtHYfgeaKZZjSXtslyL7HkP1i3s44=],build a new website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1Em30ICpfqREpz92ax2TVKY_oFSDdMVspHedOmFL2i7vnjIGY_W8ojczxA-I7sOg028wpBQU6RjH9S2Aw5RmeCLxi2S9oX5bQlx3hWAMa9U_A==],make a new home [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1HLZFAWycNtFsJQXtG6-01SCWF1O5DuIZejW0vLsRBidDXn2zVJqOIwTjUdpGCRvUCrwyFuLeeAsA5V1hKJ43dj7Rt0e8L9yi3GfUV9oIaQr3uyvuGgQxvdCSun2797apNl3chEOtMBQ37nYOFVLZexgCjYHbHQ-yfdYb3-Fxy26szTyQhS2kyWWZK_b5oIOSXnks99OPFJ73aqYjpuiTwGLbZ_0CGT1MndROf8RpUbtFAItfrlDtR_5lGDxM4NpBYYReACb7WiTwqIo5m504pW3N54R-dAmStU1gWJEIZ6-7rjLFJI1IwlqjbcmDKhpFSimVMHolCHvLg6UK4rJV3Gvor68g0ZrGpSrP25B_2QbIUjPo643lvwFrfyx-hk-hSAc-cE6BmEIrOD-sSDfSdsNXRZ4Wz0f8pn0-IMtky1rulb_D9-xeoRiAdFRj8Lnoo=],and improve infrastructure and program quality.AND we have some REAL game changerson the horizon to permanently sustain The Garret IF you help us a few months longer,so we can once again thrive!Demand for our services continues to grow, but dollars from individuals, foundations,and corporations continue to shrink. For the first time in 15 years, we've not receivedNEA funding. One option is to close down for the summer, but then we risk losingthe most talented, experienced, hard-working ensemble we've had the privilege toknow (and we may have to return some of the project funds we have received).Here's what we're thinking:* We have over 8,000 free subscribers(Thank YOU!)* We have fewer than 500 paying members(the same number we had in 1995)* If each member renews NOW, we can survive the summer(and, in thanks, we will add6 months to your membership -- 1&1/2 years for the price of one!)* If every member brings on ONE friend, The Garret will thrive through winter!* If every subscriber donates ONLY $10, we're good through NEXT Spring!JUST $10! (Please feel free to donate to the Jack Myers or Jacob Myers Funds--justlet us know.) <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick"><input name="hosted_button_id"type="hidden" value="NVUSEA3E5JSYY">(You can also call 214-828-1715or send a check to The Writer's GarretP.O. Box 140530 / Dallas, TX 75214-0530)_____________________________________________Running NOW through the 4th of JulyThe Writer's Garret asks youto support our"Summer Survive / Fall Thrive" DriveOf course, you can join anytime this summer and receive extra months, but the sooner,the better. AND until July 4, any member bringing in four (4) NEW members will getup to a $50 discount on any Garret class, workshop, event, program, or subscription.Bring in seven (7), and it's up to $100 off! We're also offering a Lenovo laptopfor the most new members brought in by a current member (click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1FSJq_iLs_4RpK2VfkTmfMf0DabJxa7WZifjlFmhEl8SKpOR2KNzrb6HKj_t9Yrg4H8-cKocRUpgAFnYSxoO7xT5gfexLWxc9Xa2peew72HjOplWvaUReKwTope_5ou2poDXjKy0Cgu7fiQUanrqdXW]for more info).These are good with other discounts. Your referral MUST credit you when joining.Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1FkPdCPScG90n--TlHCrgVHEvlk_zFjHZ4n_gNiTISQ5m6q7h7wvpMYt7MjOVRRfAleKiCeah9Uo4gP84nEXt99SES2vvLsDeKzZ4qa-3_BKVEsDdyRrwnVmQRo588pHFs=]if you want to get started with your membership--first time or renewing, good untilJanuary 1, 2014, and help us stay alive this summer and beyond!(You can also call 214-828-1715or send a check to The Writer's GarretP.O. Box 140530 / Dallas, TX 75214-0530)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~VERY SPECIAL THANKS TOALL OF YOU!The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of manyindividuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, andgovernmental agencies.This season of educational programs and eventshas been made possible by the following:National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of CulturalAffairs; George and Fay Young Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Texas Commissionon the Arts; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;Heritage Auctions (HA.com); AWAC; Dallas AfterSchool Network; Big Thought; GardereWynne Sewell, LLP; The Dallas Foundation; donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob MyersFunds; and our members, Board of Trustees, and Board of Sponsors.(If we have inadvertently left anyone off this list,please let us know asap. We WANT to thank you!)
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