Who needs to slave over a hot stove in August when you can buy a jar of pickles for $1.00 at Aldi? And yet, many people choose to do things the hard way for a variety of reasons. Is there an inherent virtue in making or growing things instead of buying them ready-made?
Celebrating eleven years of publishing catapult magazine with our annual issue on the gift of community.
Many of us could tell our life stories specifically through the lens of books we’ve read. Instead of doing a summer issue on beach reads, which certainly have their place, we’re going to kick off our annual August publishing break with reflections on the books that have changed our lives in some way, whether fiction or non-fiction, poetry or reference, fantastical or biographical.
Many good ideas are free, but others cost something to get going—a building, a speaker’s fee, a packet of seeds, a campaign ad, a staff salary—and there are a plethora of models out there for how to gather resources. What can fundraising look like at its best (and also, perhaps, its worst)?