Meet The Cartoonist

Welcome to Planet501c3
Tales from The Nonprofit Galaxy

Art and Humor by Miriam Engleberg

The cartoon Planet501c3 pokes fun at life in the nonprofit sector: 501(c)(3) is the IRS designation for nonprofit corporations. Planet501c3 was written and drawn by Miriam Engelberg, with ideas and suggestions provided by CompassPoint staff and many others. Two popular compilations of the cartoons, They Came from Planet501c3 and Planet501c3: The Next Generation, are only available for purchase through CompassPoint. Help support the Planet by buying either collection to give to your co-workers!

Planet 501c3

Meet The Cartoonist (08/24/2001)
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Cartoon Transcript:

As a child Miriam Engelberg dreamed of becoming an electrical engineer, but pressure from her parents and concerned teachers pushed her into the more lucrative field of fine art. She studied at the Academie des Cartoons in Paris, Texas before embarking on a career in corporate cartooning. Though dedicated to the corporate mission, Miriam could not resist the seductive lure of the nonprofit world; she joined the CompassPoint cartooning department and never looked back. She is currently in negotiation with Disney regarding production of an animated musical about the nonprofit sector tentatively entitled "Beauty and the Grant Proposal."

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