Author Eggers Expands Philanthropy
What to do when your little after-school writing program struggles but then gets really big? In this video sent to me by a friend, author and part-time philanthropist Dave Eggers describes the process -- and what comes next:
What jumps out from the talk is the organic nature of the Eggers project, its use of humor and "found" talents and interests, its open admissions about struggles and luck, and its ad hoc growth. Such a stark contrast to some of the current crop of "mistake- free" corporate-feeling initiatives, and yet not obviously any less effective.