David Harrison

David Harrison

About David Harrison

David Harrison is the co-founder and Board Chair for Boomerang Giving. David is the former director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. In addition to Boomerang Giving, he is president of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, and became chair of the state association Washington Non Profits in the summer of 2014.

Boomerang Develops Mobile APP

It’s been just over six months since Boomerang Giving came onto the national scene. From the beginning, we have been delighted to be celebrated for the imagination of the Boomerang Giving idea -- and the extraordinary impact that older Americans can have if we invest some or all of our savings from senior discounts into [...]

By |2016-11-03T20:02:13+00:00May 20th, 2015|

Boomerang Giving: Another Way to Give Back

Pitching in at the Food Bank When we first started thinking about launching Boomerang Giving, we thought of the slogan “Uncage your age!” To us, that meant that those of us over 60 should set aside the cultural and social assumptions about “senior citizens” that work against us remaining or becoming vibrant members [...]

By |2016-11-03T20:02:13+00:00February 18th, 2015|

Keeping the Boomerang in the Air

In the time since our launch in mid-November, Boomerang Giving has been honored by media attention focused upon the idea which we hope will sweep America. Kerry Hannon’s retirement column in the New York Times has been carried in daily newspapers in Albany, San Antonio, Boston, Minneapolis and Bend, Oregon. Richard Eisenberg’s piece for PBS’s [...]

By |2016-11-03T20:02:13+00:00December 19th, 2014|

Making Discounts Count for Communities

In the weeks since the launch of Boomerang Giving we have been in contact with a number of nonprofit organizations that plan to introduce Boomerang Giving to their supporters. That is nothing but a good thing. If a single supporter funds a new contribution by diverting (Boomeranging) a discount, then the nonprofit is securing additional resources. [...]

By |2016-11-03T20:02:13+00:00December 9th, 2014|