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Writer's Garret gives a BIG Thank You!
Writer's Garret

May, 2012

READ, SEE, HEAR
WHY WE MATTER
Our 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 STORY
A DMN article of our struggles and survival [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001beyXgHzFk1HENiHDKMYxCPCSR4-VJC5Ski8Y1yrs2XPjBvgSHuWEzF2bDGxr1FJM2PLGNne7ZmX5WoP-fxPNute8Q7n3s5E3MpiufxtKfiQiWqEeBsbB3egcZxFTUJicouZ7SFKPUu-2zstF7wpWKKlR3eZlTFpXbvY6tZZtAAVOD0JJQonqLUmzOUN6qRM7NYaY0SGsGeLo_JSOeNXwQl1yb6NPQpKKbOb7s2L63LLeK6zQt7pUhcCVDn5-6s-j]
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INTERESTING FACTS: SPECIAL STRESS ON NONPROFITS THROUGHOUT "THE GREAT RECESSION"
"When the tide goes out, you find out quickly
who is not wearing
a bathing suit."
--Warren Buffett
2009 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]
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THANKS, EVERYONE, FOR HELPING US SURVIVE THE GREAT RECESSION!

Now, we need your help surviving
through the summer . . .
In 2008, things FINALLY looked up for The Writer's Garret. Hard work and passion
had paid off with four full-time staff, the biggest budget in our history, thriving
programs serving tens of thousands, and a board of 14 committed Trustees (building
committees, holding fundraisers, updating our governance policy documents, and conducting
annual planning & training).
We regularly brought to town bestselling authors and winners of Pulitzers; our educational
outreach served over 6,000 young people in five school districts; our growing literary
community 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 Words

Then came the economic crash. The board shrunk, and so did funding. Staff voluntarily
cut back on pay and hours. We lost our co-founder, Texas Poet Laureate & SMU
Professor, 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 under
or ran up huge deficits, which only sank them the following year. We found a way
to stay alive on less than 50% of what we'd built. And then, as the second worst
economy in history persisted, we cut back some more. We managed to finish each year
in 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 changers
on 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 received
NEA funding. One option is to close down for the summer, but then we risk losing
the most talented, experienced, hard-working ensemble we've had the privilege to
know (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 add
6 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--just
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(You can also call 214-828-1715
or send a check to The Writer's Garret
P.O. Box 140530 / Dallas, TX 75214-0530)
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Running NOW through the 4th of July
The Writer's Garret asks you
to support our
"Summer Survive / Fall Thrive" Drive
Of 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 get
up 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 laptop
for 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 until
January 1, 2014, and help us stay alive this summer and beyond!

(You can also call 214-828-1715
or send a check to The Writer's Garret
P.O. Box 140530 / Dallas, TX 75214-0530)
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VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
ALL OF YOU!

The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of many

individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and
governmental agencies.

This season of educational programs and events
has been made possible by the following:

National  Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young  Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Texas Commission
on the Arts; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation;  Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;
Heritage Auctions (HA.com); AWAC; Dallas AfterSchool  Network; Big Thought; Gardere
Wynne Sewell, LLP; The Dallas Foundation;  donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob  Myers
Funds; 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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