Philanthropitch, a competition for nonprofits to network and spread their ideas, has a local focus with its primary efforts in the Austin area.
"When I first sat down with Dan Graham and his team to talk about his newest venture, the philanthropically inclined Notley Fund, he told me his dream was to make Austin the 'social innovation capital of the world.'
"With its booming tech industry, its growing population and the giving nature of its residents, Austin is the perfect city to leverage its business capital, its wealth of nonprofits and the entrepreneurial nature of the city to become a leader in the philanthropic field, he said.
"His goal, Graham said, was to get people to recognize Austin not just as the 'live music capital of the world,' but also the 'social innovation capital of the world.'"--James Barragan, My Statesman
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