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OneStar eNews: August 2009
Press Release

August, 2009


OneStar
GNLC 2009

Registration Opens for 2009 Governor's Nonprofit Leadership Conference

 

The 2009 Governor's Nonprofit Leadership Conference (GNLC) will be held from December 9 - 10, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. GNLC is the state's largest nonprofit conference, gathering volunteer managers, nonprofit professionals, state agencies and faith-based and community organizations from across Texas. The conference will feature internationally recognized social entrepreneurs Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and Andrew Wolk of Root Cause, as well as numerous special events, networking opportunities and an innovative roster of seminars.

 

Regular registration is available until November 23, 2009. Early registration for GNLC is available until October 5, 2009, through Regonline. The discounted rate of $275 (down from $295) is available with the following code: EARLY

 

Discounted hotel registration is also available until November 7, 2009. OneStar has negotiated the rate of $100 per night, per room. This discounted rate can be purchased online through the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

 

OneStar invites vendors to participate in the 2009 GNLC Exhibit Hall. This hall will give capacity-building vendors from both nonprofit and for-profit organizations the chance to interact directly with between 500 and 700 conference attendees. To reserve your space, register through Regonline. For questions about the Exhibit Hall, contact Ariel Romell at ariel@onestarfoundation.org.

 

Nominations Due Soon for 2009 Governor's Volunteer Awards

 

Do you know an outstanding individual, organization, corporation or state employee who volunteers? If so, nominate them for the 2009 Governor's Volunteer Awards! Our GVA Web site lists the award categories and has a downloadable copy of the nomination packet. The nomination deadline is August 28.

 

"Volunteering in America" Study


The Corporation for National and Community Service recently released their annual "Volunteering in America" report. While volunteer rates across the country remained level or increased, volunteer rates in Texas decreased slightly. However, national service remains strong in Texas, with over 94,000 people serving in 279 programs through AmeriCorps*VISTA, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps*State and National programs.

 

The full report can be read at VolunteeringinAmerica.gov.

 

OneStar's press release on the report and on Texas' volunteer statistics can be found on our News page. In addition, OneStar President and CEO Elizabeth Seale has written a blog post about the report titled "'Volunteering in America': A Call to Action for Texas."

 

Apply for an Organizational Assessment

 

Are you looking for ways to strategically plan for your organization's future? Do you need a tool to help you assess your strengths and areas for improvement?

 

By participating in OneStar Foundation's Organizational Assessment Program, you have the opportunity to utilize an online survey tool that has been used by hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.

 

This tool is the most comprehensive of its kind and allows for a confidential self-assessment of an organization's core capacities based on input of board leaders, key staff and senior volunteers. The tool also offers specific activities and strategies to empower organizational growth based on your results.

 

For more information about OneStar Foundation's Organizational Assessment Program utilizing the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT), contact Jane Murray at janem@onestarfoundation.org.

 

For more information about the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT), visit the TCC Group Web site.

 

 
I AM AmeriCorps

 

"I AM AmeriCorps" Portrait Project

 

The "I AM AmeriCorps" Portrait Project is an awareness campaign to recognize the millions of individuals who build and strengthen communities through AmeriCorps. There are currently over 600 portraits of alumni, members and supporters in the project. The goal is to build the collection to at least half a million photos, which will be a symbol of the power of service.

 

"I AM AmeriCorps" is issuing a challenge to all State Commissions to see who can collect the most photos during the month of August. Help OneStar reach our goal of having 1,500 pictures submitted by August 31!
You can get involved in the project in just a few simple steps.

  • OneStar has created a Texas-themed "I AM AmeriCorps" sign. Download the sign from our Web site and take photos of your local AmeriCorps supporters (members, alumni, staff, friends and more) holding the sign.
  • Join the "I AM AmeriCorps" Facebook group.
  • Upload your photos to the "I AM AmeriCorps" Facebook group, making sure to label them "OneStar Foundation."
Events


Check our online Events Calendar for a list of upcoming events that may be of interest to your organization.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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