Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

EveryAction

Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998. They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families. With the Texas legislative session currently in progress, I called Tara Lee, Development Director of Texas Watch to talk about current policy issues and how they work to bridge the divide between their community and the political process. Let’s start of with a little bit more background about Texas Watch!

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Texas 2-1-1 Moves Forward!

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The good folks who make 2-1-1 Texas work every day and for every community are to be commended for their progress towards an efficient and effective statewide solution. In addition, we are beginning to deploy the Portal architecture of Community OS to meet both the similar and the different needs of each region across the state. We are doing all of this while Texas 2-1-1 remains online and working in real-time. Again, well done Texas!

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Well Done 2-1-1 Texas!

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Congratulations to 2-1-1 Texas! The first calls came in early this morning, on the new state-wide enterprise platform deployed by TIRN, the Texas Information and Referral Network. TIRN is deploying VisionLink''s Community Operating Solution so that 25 Area Information Centers can work on a common platform and yet attend to community-specific needs. What were separate and distinct software solutions for each center across Texas are now unified.

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We Are One Central Texas

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Central Texas nonprofits joined forces today to launch “We Are One,” a campaign focused on increasing involvement and driving stronger support for local organizations and their many missions. Through video and online social media outreach – including a new web page as well as Facebook and Twitter – the grassroots effort calls on all citizens to share how they are one with Central Texas.

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal: "For the fifth consecutive year, Dell and UT’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are teaming on the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, with more than $100,000 to be awarded to turn innovative social concepts into new businesses or nonprofits.

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Make your cause more like Austin, Texas

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If you have visited Austin, Texas you may recall that we love to talk about Austin. Austin Equation is trying to determine the ingredients that make Austin so extraordinary and the equation they have come up with is Experience + Community = Scene. I believe that you can apply this equation to non-profits and cultivate a fan base as devoted to your cause as Austinites are devoted to preserving the uniqueness that is Austin, Texas. Community. Author: Joey Martin.

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Editorial: Web site connects people with nonprofits | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Editorials

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Editorial: Web site connects people with nonprofits | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Editorials: "Thankfully, the folks at the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management have found a way. They have created a new Web site that profiles more than 400 North Texas nonprofit groups.

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Good times with communities of practice in Austin, Texas

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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Lights. Camera. Help. Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas

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Four prominent non-profit organizations showed their support for the festival by formally submitting their films at the Reel-to-Reality event held at Southwest Key’s East Side Community Center. United Way and Hands On Central Texas Spring 2009 Day of Caring.

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If you are into Non Profits and live in Central Texas - Join Us!

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At the end of the session, you’ll walk away with the basics toward a gamelan that you can use in your nonprofit to better engage your unique community and have them wanting to tell the world about your causes. > Chris Bailey is the Principal and Chief Community Strategist for Gravit8 Social Relationship Marketing. He works with both nonprofits and for profits, helping them create online communities and social solutions that generate long-term engagement and relationships.

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Join A Discussion About Social Innovation in Texas Without Leaving Your Computer!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using a live streaming application called "Live Stream," conference organizers of the Governor's Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Texas are hoping to draw in an online audience into the discussion about social innovation. Organizations focusing on today's social innovations range from a handful experienced players (Root Cause, Ashoka, Standford Social Innovation Review) to a growing presences of regional nonprofits and/or social enterprises addressing fundamental community problems.

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Ed Schipul Grew A Mustache (and beard) For His Cause: Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ed Schipul is a colleague from the NetSquared Community that I have had the pleasure of knowing for two years now. The fundraiser is where group of volunteers grew mustaches and asked their friends to support the charity, the Texas Children's Hospital Center.

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CTK Foundation Launches the Heart and Soul 2011 Grant Award | Breaking news | Community Techknowledge

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See below and link for details)CTK Foundation Launches the Heart and Soul 2011 Grant Award | Breaking news | Community Techknowledge: "Austin, Texas, March 1, 2011 — The CTK Foundation is proud to launch the 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Competition. Interesting approach to grant applications from CTK. Write a short poem.

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An executive director reminds us of the importance of prayer

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Bobby Calvillo is the Executive Director of a large housing non-profit in Texas. He has shared his insight with us on many occasions, and today he speaks from the heart about how prayer can guide us everyday as we work to reshape community

Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Houston, Texas: Pizza, Beer, and Bitcoin. Austin, Texas: CiviCRM: Free, Open-Source CRM for Nonprofits and Startups. San Francisco, California: Marc Smith on Charting Connections in Your Community — SF Online Community Meetup. Arlington, Texas: DFW Nonprofit Geeks.

Crowdsourcing and the nonprofit community

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Funding, guidance, volunteers, community engagement – all vital resources to sustaining a nonprofit – seem to be in short supply most days. Nonprofits can post open-call questions on a discussion board and gain insight and assets from countless members of the global community; proximity never even enters the equation. Crowdsourcing organizations can effectively tap the collective intelligence of online communities for specific purposes,” Brabham says.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. Mukono, Uganda: Second Net2uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Primary School and Community. North Richland Hills, Texas: NTEN Monthly Meetup.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. Our chapter leaders believe that we can bridge the (nonprofit) digital divide by giving every community organization the tools and skills to accomplish its mission in the most efficient and effective way possible. Houston, Texas: The New Knowledge Economy and the EdTech Advantage.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. Our chapter leaders believe that we can bridge the (nonprofit) digital divide by giving every community organization the tools and skills to accomplish its mission in the most efficient and effective way possible. Houston, Texas: The New Knowledge Economy and the EdTech Advantage.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Houston, Texas: The Legal Side of Nonprofit Technology. Austin, Texas: Google Digital Inclusion Fellowship — NTEN, Skillpoint, and Austin Free-Net.

Growing Community at the Pumpkin Church

Tech Soup Blog

Andrew's Episcopal Church in Pearland, Texas, wants to increase its membership. " The Reverend Liberatore spends a lot of time thinking about his church's role in the community, and it shows in the church's programs. Liberatore and his fellow church staff members emphasize simply spending time in the community, meeting their neighbors, and looking for ways in which the church can help out. Like any church, St.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

We have groups in 24 countries, and last year, we held 835 events helping more than 12,000 nonprofit employees, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. Check out NetSquared's year in review , and discover what topics are most popular with our attendees and how NetSquared organizers are creating communities of practice for TechSoup members. Every month, our global network of community organizers hosts Tech4Good events in more than 70 cities.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

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TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! However, we aren't everywhere yet , so we're looking for community leaders to start new groups. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community. Arlington, Texas: Bi-weekly Developers Call for the Joseph Storehouse Project.

Small Library — Big Service to the Community

Tech Soup Blog

The Natalia Veteran's Memorial Library serves the small town of Natalia, Texas. "I Had to Look at What the Community Really Needed" Natalia's population is about 1,450, and many of its residents are unemployed or economically disadvantaged. "I had to look at what the community really needed, and what we could afford." "Play to your community," Amy says. "What does your community really need?

A Powerful Experience in a Community Museum

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I was fortunate enough to visit it during the Texas Association of Museums conference, and it brought up some reactions and emotions that I wanted to share with you. My favorite part was a wall of photos and transcribed oral histories from local elderly community members.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re holding monthly events that are gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar! North Richland Hills, Texas: Managing Your Biggest Asset: Relationships and Community Engagement. Houston, Texas: Monthly Meet-Up with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! With less than two weeks to go, TechSoup’s Storymakers campaign is roaring along.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community. Check out the [blog]([link] to get a taste of our grassroots community. * **Katharine Bierce** recorded her recent [tech and philanthropy panel]([link]. Every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 60 cities. Austin, Texas: Microsoft | How to Obtain a Donation and the Benefits of Microsoft 365.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking. They come to us looking for practical tips and a supportive community. You can discover more about the NetSquared community by reviewing the responses on the NetSquared blog.

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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Houston, Texas: Coding Bootcamps — Creating the Technologists Who Build the World. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re holding monthly events gathering the nonprofit technology community, let me know , and I’ll include you in the next community calendar. Houston, Texas: Monthly Meet-Up with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to Be! Internet Safety for Community Groups. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Better Together: Collaboration and.

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Disclaimer Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Better Together: Collaboration and Nonprofit Networking posted by Jessica Sadoway , Nonprofit and Social Media Blogger Just last Friday, The Collaboration Prize announced its third annual winner (congratulations to the Adoption Coalition of Texas !). This competition is working hard to encourage collaboration and highlight outstanding partnerships in our communities.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Check out the [blog]([link] to get a taste of our grassroots community. * **Katharine Bierce** recorded her recent [tech and philanthropy panel]([link]. Storytelling is our focus for May, but every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 50 cities.

What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter?

Connection Cafe

The content governance plan for The University of Texas Permian Basin includes specifications around their teams’ roles, workflows, requirements, etc. For example, take a look at the work we’ve done with the Texas Association of School Business Officials. . Content governance.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Boston, Massachusetts: Community Class — Intro to Design Thinking and Prototyping. San Francisco, California: San Francisco Online Community Meetup #octribe — June Features Betabrand. Austin, Texas: Facebook Isn't Free (and That's OK!)

Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

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The CCPA and bills in states like Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington give residents the right to request erasure of their data held by organizations. Arts & Cultural Faith Communities Foundations Healthcare Higher Education K-12 Schools Nonprofit Nonprofit Marketing bbcon bbcon 2019 data privacy GDPR2018 was a seminal year for privacy. India drafted its first data privacy bill.

5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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” The Friendly Savages make music out of the Austin, Texas, the cauldron of rock, blues, and secret sauce, and their characteristic style and the energy they bring to live shows is going to keep all of us rockin’ throughout the 3 day conference. Nonprofit News #bbcon Ashley Judd Austin Graff Blackbaud Conference for the Philanthropic Community Brady Josephson Derrick Feldmann Marc Pit Nicholas Kristof Vanessa Chase4 days…96 hours…5,760 minutes.

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How a Simple Facebook Strategy Can Turn a Crisis into a Community

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This public, listener-supported radio station in West Texas, with only three staff members, carried their community through the largest wildfire in Texas history. Staff from the radio station pulled all-nighters to ensure that official information and reports were released to the public while the community pitched in, posting photos, updates, and other information as the fire moved further into the community.

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Live from Convio Summit 2007 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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”) requires nonprofits not to focus entirely on bringing people to the nonprofit’s site, but to expand this focus to include taking the NPO’s mission outward to other communities on the Web.

Erika D. Smith: Created in Indiana, app for nonprofits is an encouraging sign | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

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Smith: Created in Indiana, app for nonprofits is an encouraging sign | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com : hillon found himself chatting with city officials looking for a way to do something with the stagnant EngageIndy program to boost volunteerism in the community. The app debuted at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Erika D.

The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger

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Ben at Online Community Results (our partner in crime for awesome community strategy projects) expressed what many of you may have been thinking, having seen the carnage (imho) that was the Avectra/Memberfuse acquisition a few years ago. Online community is central to my heart as you can see from the Our Story part of our website at [link]. Small World Labs has been the most open online community platform in the industry.

Social Media, Integrated Marketing and a Morning Out of the Office Sure Does a Body Good

Connection Cafe

I was energized by the conversation, the enthusiasm of the Texas State students, and just overall being on a college campus again. Although, I am a tried and true Texas Longhorn, I extend huge kudos to Texas State for providing their Mass Comm students with this type of educational experience.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

Connection Cafe

In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Eddie Thompson, founder and CEO of Thompson and Associates, and Russell James, Professor of Charitable Financial Planning at Texas Tech University, in an excerpt from a Blackbaud webinar. Visibility in the community.

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Don’t Delay – Registration is open for the PCMP!!!

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We’re back in business, better than ever, and ready to open the doors for the second installment of our wildly successful Private Community Management Certificate Program. Designed for association community managers and association executives with community management as part of their job responsibilities, this 8-week online course provides: Fundamentals of community management strategy, including skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community.