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Dave Eggers on Working with Community Organizations and Nonprofits

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Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English. Supported by the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and Humanities.
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Apr 13, 2023   2:00 pm  
Dave Eggers
Humanities Research Institute
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Have you ever wanted to start a magazine, a podcast, an art gallery or any other kind of creative endeavor? Consider the nonprofit route. Dave Eggers, who has started or helped start 14 nonprofits, from 826 National (a youth literacy initiative) to ScholarMatch (college access), McSweeney’s and The Believer (publishing), Voice of Witness (human rights-oriented oral history) will talk about going the 501c3 route. Come and learn about the world of nonprofit arts organizations and ask any questions you have.

Dave Eggers (BS ’02, journalism) is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He is founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers around the United States and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. Eggers is winner of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the TED Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Northern California with his family.

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