Humanitarian Aid


Buckminster Fuller once made the following reflection on the power of individual action: Something hit me hard once, thinking about what one man could do. Think of the Queen Mary – the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing on the edge of the rudder called a trim-tab. It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving that little trim-tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. That takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim-tab. Society thinks that it’s going right by you, that’s it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, “Call me Trim-tab.” 1

Being a trim tab entails evolving out of a “winner takes all” mentality and taking up a “loaves and fishes” approach to life. I provide communications support for a wide variety of activities carried out by NGOs, foundations, and government agencies that range from fundraising and public relations to reporting work carried out in the field. I believe that by working together we can make a better world. In order to assist as many worthy causes as possible, I offer a substantial discount to legally incorporated non-profit organizations and foundations devoted to humanitarian aid, disaster relief, human rights, sustainable development, social protection and insertion, education, or other pressing social and environmental issues.

1 Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, R. Buckminster Fuller, Lars Müller Publishers 2008