Feb 24, 2009

'Book Guys' ends run

The Book Guys, a syndicated show about book collecting carried on some 30 pubradio stations, is going off the air this week. Co-hosts Allan Stypeck and Mike Cuthbert couldn't find a national underwriter. The show began in the 1980s in Washington state and was syndicated in the late 1990s. The two interviewed researchers, novelists, publishers, autograph experts, book conservators, printers and book craftsmen. Nine archived shows are available on their website.

Individual giving topic of chat

The transcript for today's online chat, "How to Solicit Gifts from Individuals," is now available at the Chronicle of Philanthropy's website. The subject is especially timely in the current economic environment. Questions include, "At what level of giving (what size of gift) would you consider it's appropriate to start making face-to-face appeals to individuals?" and "What are some good tips for soliciting second gifts from major donors whose pledges have been completed?"