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David Searby - Malbec · The Unfunded List

August 5, 2016

David Searby – Malbec

  • By: Dave Moss

David Searby is the founding grandpa of Komodia – a new nonprofit dedicated to finding comity through comedy. We worked with him to help get his organization up off the ground. We built his website (komodia.lol), helped draft his communications strategy and produced a video for him about Gerrymandering. Starting a new social venture is hard and once we got everything up off the ground we had David by the booth to chat about the process over a nice bottle of Malbec. David dressed appropriately for the occasion by donning his finest bowtie.

Unfunded List’s Wine Grants Podcast gathers philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers of all stripes. Hosted by Dave Moss, who started Unfunded List in 2015 to help make sure that the next generation of changemakers get the feedback and recognition they need to be successful. Our mission is to demystify and open the door to private philanthropy for the general public while providing a platform for our guests to discuss their life’s work.

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