Development Directors Fantasy Hotline

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Development & Fundraising

Development Directors Fantasy Hotline (11/01/1999)
Cartoon Transcript:

The caption in this single frame cartoon reads, "Stressed-out by a grant deadline, Carl sooths himself by calling the Development Directors Fantasy Hotline. The cartoon shows Carl sitting at a neat desk, with a full garbage can next to him and a calendar on the wall behind him that says Hot Funders of 1999. Carl holds the phone's receiver to his ear. He has a dreamy, happy smile on his face, brightened by the voice he hears over the phone. The Fantasy Hotline tells Carl, "I'd like to give your organization 1 billion dollars in unrestricted funds, and you don't even have to write a proposal!"

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