Nonprofit Moments in Art History

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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!

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Nonprofit Moments in Art History (11/14/2003)
Cartoon Transcript:

Panel 1: Mona Lisa sitting at a desk at the "Mona Lisa Foundation," with a proposal in front of her. Man is sitting there thinking, "Did we get the grant or not? She's so hard to read!" Bottom says: Leonardo Da Vinci seeks funding.
Panel 2: Man in classic "The Thinker" position is holding a pledge card and thinking, "Hmm...should the 'Patron' level start at $500 or $1000?" Bottom: August Rodin thinks about pledge levels.
Panel 3: Man holding toner cartridge with toner all over him says, "Dang -- this always happens when I wear a white shirt!" Bottom: Jackson Pollock puts in a new toner cartridge.

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