Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch


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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Everything is Bigger in Texas: How to Execute a Big Board Auction Strategy

One Cause

The post Everything is Bigger in Texas: How to Execute a Big Board Auction Strategy appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post auction

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Texas 2-1-1 Moves Forward!


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. We are doing all of this while Texas 2-1-1 remains online and working in real-time. Again, well done Texas! Your tenacity and talent is paying off well, and the people of Texas will benefit.

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Well Done 2-1-1 Texas!


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. What were separate and distinct software solutions for each center across Texas are now unified. In their own words: 2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.

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Severe Weather in Texas and Oklahoma - Debris Removal and Muckout Hotline


United Way of Abilene, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center​ and Crisis Cleanup​ are sponsoring a free, multi-agency debris removal and muckout hotline for survivors of the recent severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma. Effective immediately through July 4th, residents of Texas and Oklahoma requiring assistance may call 1-800-451-1954 to request help with cleanup, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm As a public service, VisionLink, Connect First, Inc.​,

Tweet To Donate to Fire Victims in Texas

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m in Austin, Texas to deliver a keynote at the Texas Nonprofit Summit: Leading the Charge for Change. (Check out their social media dashboard to get a sense of the discussion). While flying over Texas, I could see smoke rising and could imagine the devastation taking place down below. When I landed, David Neff had posted a link to a fundraising effort on my Facebook that was launched over at Help Attack.

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Nonprofit Data: The Case of Central Texas 4C


A Texas nonprofit looks for the balance between external funders’ requirements and internal needs for data tracking. In four neighboring cities, Central Texas 4C administers Head Start, the federal program to promote school readiness for children five and younger from low-income families, to a population that includ.

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North Texas Giving Day raises record $33.1M for nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal

AFP Blog

North Texas Giving Day raises record $33.1M for nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal : "The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day on Thursday ended with 2,022 nonprofits receiving 118,667 donations totaling $33.1 million, the largest total in the event's history, organizers said on Friday. The contributions came from 71,743 donors, according to a news release." 'via via Blog this'. NPGivingDay

Good times with communities of practice in Austin, Texas

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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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. This is the first time I've been pitched to host a live stream of a conference on my blog and ask a question of the panel remotely.

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Make your cause more like Austin, Texas

Connection Cafe

If you have visited Austin, Texas you may recall that we love to talk about Austin. 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. Author: Joey Martin. There is something special about this town.

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Filmmakers and Nonprofits Unite in Austin


video austin lights camera help nonprofit video Nonprofits reel change film frenzy texas Are you in Austin? Check out the Reel Change Film Frenzy screening on April 19th, produced by our friends at Lights. Camera. The post Filmmakers and Nonprofits Unite in Austin appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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

AFP Blog

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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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

The fundraiser is where group of volunteers grew mustaches and asked their friends to support the charity, the Texas Children's Hospital Center. Flickr Photo from DenneyTerrio. Ed Schipul is a colleague from the NetSquared Community that I have had the pleasure of knowing for two years now. I have the honor of joining his SWSX Panel in March about nonprofits, social media, and social good.

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

AFP Blog

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.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


Grassroots Leadership organizes communities to fight back against detention and deportation both in Texas and nationally. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

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

Connection Cafe

United Way and Hands On Central Texas Spring 2009 Day of Caring. Last Thursday night I attended the Lights. Camera. opening night pre-screening here in Austin and was blown away by the powerful videos shared by the four nonprofit organizations screening their video entries. David Neff shared with me info about the organization's event and I thought this was something all Connection Cafe readers should hear about.

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Nonprofit groups team up to provide technology services | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Robert Miller | Business Columnist | Dallas M

AFP Blog

Nonprofit groups team up to provide technology services | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Robert Miller | Business Columnist | Dallas Morning News: "The Center for Nonprofit Management has entered into a partnership with NPower Texas to provide nonprofit groups with a one-stop source for technology services.".

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Better Together: Collaboration and.

ASU Lodestar Center

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 !).

The ASAE Annual Meeting Goes Virtual; Why This is a Good Decision

The MatrixFiles

Texas announced on March 2 that the state no longer has a mask mandate and all businesses can operate at full capacity. I read the email from ASAE (the American Society of Association Executives) yesterday afternoon about the ASAE Annual Meeting.

Online activism wins another one | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Thomas Friedman writes about Environmental Defense and NRDC ’s success in using online tools & techniques to fight TXU (big Texas power company) from building 11 “coal-fired, CO2-belching power plants&#. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Continuing a Shared Love of Generosity

Charity Navigator

Lynnette was headed for a small clinic in Texas and I was going to take a Tropical Medicine course. My wife grew up poor. Her father was killed in a tragic accident when she was a toddler. She always said, “If my mother hadn’t run welfare in our small Montana town, we would have been on it.”

Climate Risks Will Soon Be an Essential Part of Risk Management Frameworks

360 Factors

What happened in Texas recently is an example of such a failure; there were safeguards present to ensure that power generation would continue during expected extreme weather events. Discussions about climate and environment related disclosures and regulations have discussed for some time.

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


If you would like to volunteer the system is currently accessible from the following sites: For Texas: [link] For Puerto Rico: [link] For U.S. Virgin Islands: [link] For Texas: [link] Volunteer Florida will also be live on the system in the near future Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies.

7 Year-End Campaigns to Study for a Stellar Fundraising Season


Texas Watch. To encourage new donors, Texas Watch calls their sustainer program “Friends in the Fight.” The year is almost over but nonprofits around the world are busy with year-end giving , all leading up to one of the largest giving days of the year: December 31st. With December in full swing and the pressure of living up to arguably the best fundraising month, we know things can get overwhelming.

Welcome to the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellows


Our seventh cohort includes 15 Fellows from around the country : Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. 2020 was a rough year.

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


60) Search « Convio Innovator Awards | Main | Take the M+R Online Monthly Giving Survey » Thursday Oct 18 2007 Live from Convio Summit 2007 Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 11:59AM | by Clinton OBrien Thursday morning at the Convio Client Summit in Austin, Texas, the opening session (sponsored by Care2, by the way) consisted mainly of the keynote speech by Convio CEO Gene Austin.

How Nonprofits Can Use Clubhouse to Build Community & Deepen Engagement

Saleforce Nonprofit

One early example of the potential fundraising power of Clubhouse came in February, when an unprecedented winter storm shut down much of Texas’ infrastructure. A week-long event called Clubhouse Loves Texas was organized and promoted by some of the app’s biggest influencers.

Basic Needs Network in the News


The good folks in Abilene, Texas (and the surrounding counties) have done a great job explaining the benefits of 2-1-1 and their Basic Needs Network. To view the great news clip, follow this link to KTXS Channel 12 in Texas, or go to [link] Dr. W. Clients are served more effectively, and donor resources are used more efficiently. Particularly in this economy, this is the responsible way to work.

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An executive director reminds us of the importance of prayer


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

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Amazing Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Harvey


Visionlink is proud to support the work of National VOAD's Project Comeback in Texas with our multi-agency Disaster Case Management solution, helping more than 700 case managers from 14 nonprofit partners assist more than 12,000 households.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. PortLight “Inclusive Disaster Relief” SPCA of Texas. Texas Diaper Bank. If you want to set up a fundraiser to help Hurricane Harvey Victims, you can do that on Everyday Hero. Here’s a good list from Texas Monthly of local charities working the relief efforts that you can also support.

SXSW Recap


“The sure thing boat never sails far from shore” sure wouldn’t describe SXSW Interactive’s show in Austin Texas. Returning home and reflecting, Cutting edge, new technology, smart people, networked and ideas more radical than you’d find at other shows is what comes to mind. To get a glimpse at the look and feel of the show from the nonprofit angle watch Chad Norman’s great animoto clip here

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2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations


Texas Women’s Foundation. Areas served: Texas-based organizations. Texas Women’s Foundation. Texas Women’s Foundation promotes women’s philanthropy and raises money to support community programs that help women and girls realize their full potential.

PPP Loans: Second Verse, Same as the First

Non Profit Quarterly

tweeted Cynthia Blankenship, corporate president of Bank of the West, a small community lender in Texas. Photo: Crash red text between blue binary data on screen by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0. April 27, 2020; Washington Post.

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Summer Internship Making an Impact

Forum One

Ayomide Fatoye, Technical Team – Ayomide attends Texas A&M University majoring in General Engineering – Computer Science. We are halfway through the year and nearly halfway through our 2021 Summer Internship Program at Forum One.

How Donorbox powers these nonprofits’ fundraising


Project Charley was established to provide state-of-the-art neurological rehabilitation facilities in Austin, Texas. Post by Lylene Corado. Donorbox. N onprofits today have a variety of options when it comes to online fundraising.

Audio Social Media Platforms for Nonprofits

Media Cause

After recognizing the good luck bestowed unto him during the Texas winter storm in February 2021, user Harold Hughes wanted to assist those who didn’t fare so well. In the social media world, platforms are always changing.

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Friends of Dallas Animal Services: Creating Limitless Possibilities for the Animals of Dallas


This past February, Texas was hit with some of the worst weather in generations. Spring and summer are kitten season at Dallas Animal Services (DAS).

Study Reveals How to Rein in Rude Online Commenters: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Conducted by the Engaging News Project of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin, the study analyzed roughly 2,500 comments made on a Texas TV station’s Facebook page Study Reveals How to Rein in Rude Online Commenters: Associations Now : It can be tempting to ignore rude comments made in online spaces, but a new study found that interacting with commenters may decrease the chances for incivility.

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Free Christmas Tornadoes Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now


Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies in Texas, Miss., and other states BOULDER, Colo.[or or your location] – Dec. 29, 2015 – From now through January 15, 2016 , Information Technology Disaster Resource Center ( www.ITDRC.org ) and VisionLink ( www.VisionLink.org ), are staffing and supporting a free hotline for debris removal and home cleanup after the recent tornadoes affecting several southern states.

Guatemalan National Police Archive Goes Online

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just last month, the University of Texas at Austin made a large portion of the Archive available to the public unveiling a digital repository that contains 12 million of these critical records. Dr. Patrick Ball, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Benetech’s Human Rights Program, presented research data from six years of Archive analysis during a conference at the University of Texas where the digital repository was unveiled.

Five Things You Missed at Wild Apricot’s First User Conference

Wild Apricot

The conference took place between April 8 - 10, in downtown Austin, Texas. Last week we hosted our first ever Wild Apricot User Conference as part of Personify’s Annual user conference, PersoniFest. Here are the highlights

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