August 5, 2012

Here’s something I learned while reading an article about Bruce Springsteen in The New Yorker magazine’s July 30, 2012 issue:

There are two “radical” verses in Woody Guthrie’s “American anthem,” This Land Is Your Land.” But we don’t hear these verses much:

“There was a great high wall there / that tried to stop me; / A great big sign there / Said private property; / But on the other side / It didn’t say nothing; / That side was made for you and me.

Woody Guthrie sang a lot about the rights of all Americans, an equitable society.

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About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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