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June 22, 2007

Lotsa Help Wanted

In today’s message, we’re looking for a few good people. We have two volunteer openings and one service we need, and we’d prefer to work with DC Downsizers.

1) Web video production coach
2) Free market economist
3) Brokerage account agent

I also have a radio interview this afternoon with Jerry Hughes. Details are below. First, let’s get to those positions . . .

1) We need volunteer coaching and assistance using Visual Communicator (originally by Serious Magic, which was recently acquired by Adobe). This program was given to us by a friend. It has a built in teleprompter, green screen, and graphics tools. We’d like to utilize this program efficiently as part of our brand new website, coming in July. But we’re having challenges figuring out some of the tools, particularly fading titles in and out, as well as a big problem getting the lighting right. If you have experience with this program, please email us at HelpWanted at DownsizeDC dot org.

2) If we have academically trained economists on our list, especially anyone with special expertise in monetary and banking issues, we could desperately use your help to evaluate occasional items of legislation related to monetary policy. Please contact us if you would be willing to volunteer your expertise for this purpose. A quite minor amount of work is involved, but it’s a major need for us. Please email us at HelpWanted at DownsizeDC dot org. 

3) We have donors interested in making stock donations to the Downsize DC Foundation. At present, we don’t have a brokerage account. We’d prefer to work with a DC Downsizer, rather than just some institutional face — someone who would take a personal interest in us. If that’s you, then please contact us and tell us what services you can offer, what normal fees would be and if you’d be willing to donate any of those, etc. Please email us at HelpWanted at DownsizeDC dot org.

And, by the way, if you’d like to donate stock to the Downsize DC Foundation, we’d like to encourage you to contact us as well. Simply hit Reply to this message and tell us how much stock you’d like to donate. A member of our team will be in touch with you within a couple business days.

Donating stock is a very savvy way of giving. By giving an appreciated stock directly, you get full credit for a tax-deductible donation and avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale.


Today, I’m on Straight Talk with Jerry Hughes.

Your help is wanted here as well. Questions and comments are welcome. Here’s how to reach us during the show . . .

The toll-free call-in number is: 1-866-222-2368
The email is: Jerry at AccentRadio dot com

Time: 3:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, Noon Pacific

Length: 1 hour
Click Winamp or Windows Media Player, as appropriate.

You can listen to the show in more than 20 markets. A complete list of affiliates is available here.

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer.

Jim Babka
Downsize DC Foundation
&, Inc.

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