Philly Phundraising Phollies
- Frequently the mentality is: "We're not paying this guy anything; therefore his advice isn't worth anything."
- When you do work for amateurs, your reputation is on the line just as surely as it is with paying clients,
only chances are far higher that your work will be screwed up and you will get the blame.
- I work seven days a week. If I had any time for pro bono work, it would be as a docent at the museum, a hospital volunteer or as a Big Brother to some disadvantaged kid--in other words something completely alien to what I do professionally.
- Above all, do not feel guilty about turning down a pro bono request.
- David Brinkley reportedly once said, "You should make as much money as you possibly can and give away as much of it as you can possibly afford."
Web Sites Related to Today's Edition
Academy of Natural Sciences
King Tut Exhibit
Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Note from Denny Hatch
The reason no letters from readers were published over the past two weeks was that my wife, Peggy, and I were in Europe where all the computers spoke German, the QWERTY keyboard was a QWERTZ, and we were in places where I could not connect my laptop to the Internet.
So what follows is the missing correspondence.
Also, with the holidays coming, this will be the last column until the New Year.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your readership, for your encouragement and for many e-letters and resultant dialogues. I am learning a lot from you and I love it!
All of us in this enterprise wish you and yours a joyous Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or whatever holiday you celebrate. If you celebrate nothing, then eat, drink and stay off the scale.