I come in contact with a lot of lovely people through If Not For.
When I meet a pair or group of them I think can have a vital, positive impact on one another, it’s very hard for me to resist trying to get them together in person.
So, I end up arranging lots of fun outings, dinners, excursions, and trips.
I might plan a lunch for someone trying to balance family and entrepreneurship with someone who just wrote a book about that very challenge.
“The best lunch date of my life. We were there for two-and-a-half hours but could easily have stayed for five.”
…after the lunch I
arranged for her and
Meg Hirshberg, the author
of For Better or for Work.
Or I might plan a playdate-picnic for two parents whose toddlers would love having a friend in the neighborhood.
Or I might plan a gallery crawl and gourmet hot dog run for two art and street food lovers who’ve been feeling culture-deprived.
Or I might plan a mini-conference for independent creatives who are trying to find more time for passion projects.
Frequently asked questions.
Is this free?
Yes, this is another labor-of-love project.
Why are you so into this?
It’s a habit I inherited, probably genetically, from my mom.
What cities do you do this in?
I’ve done these in cities around the world.
How do I let you know I’d be interested in participating in gatherings?
Just shoot me a note at ted [at] ifnotfor.com.