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- Early bird registration for the Texas Nonprofit Summit ends tomorrow, June 1, at 5 pm!
Join more than 700 nonprofit professionals, board members, funders, government representatives and other community leaders to experience an inspiring, productive two days of learning and networking. Register today to attend Texas' premiere nonprofit conference!
Early Bird rates of $180 for Greenlights members and OneStar Foundation grantees and $200 for non-members/grantees expire on June 1 (regular rates are $230/members and grantees and $270/non-members and grantees).
- Are you on board? Meet 55 nonprofits and network with 300+ professionals interested in board service
In a recent report on Central Texas nonprofit boards, we found that 15% of all board positions are going unfilled. That's more than 7,000 empty board seats! But you can help fix that.
Register to attend Board Summit on June 9 and meet the executive leaders of 55 Central Texas nonprofits, all looking for talented professionals like you to join their boards of directors.
- Financial Integrity Town Hall: Nonprofits can send three representatives for FREE!
Join us on June 16 as we take a critical look at how nonprofit finances are managed. We'll identify ways to prevent fraud and strengthen the public’s trust in the nonprofit sector. You'll hear from keynote and panelist, Bart Bevers, former Texas Inspector General, who led the team that uncovered and investigated the Family Connections case and referred it for prosecution.
Register today! Any nonprofit organization can send up to three staff or board members for free, thanks to generous support from OneStar Foundation. Registration is just $15 for all other attendees.
By Ann Starr on May 27, 2011
Nearly everyone I know in the nonprofit sector… or frankly in most any industry… is really stressed out lately by their workload. Our team at Greenlights is certainly not immune to the pressures of juggling multiple priorities while trying to do our best work. MORE>>
By Matt Kouri on May 25, 2011
I’ve long said that the nonprofit sector is a “lagging economic indicator,” meaning that even though the rest of the economy may show signs of recovery (which ours is, but not yet convincingly), the nonprofit sector will tend to “lag” behind. This is most often because at the outset of a recession, government spending tends to increase (as it did with federal stimulus funds in 2008-2010) and nonprofits often benefit from that increased spending. MORE>>
Guest post by Adam DeVos, Founder of InternshipBuilder.com, on May 20, 2011
This May, college students are graduating in the thousands with a degree and the drive to succeed. However, an estimated seventy percent of these college grads will be unemployed and may stay unemployed for the next year. This is not to say that they are not qualified or able, rather these are the facts of today’s job market. MORE>>
By Tara Kirkland on May 17, 2011
Friday, May 13 marked my six year anniversary at Greenlights as the Director of Consulting Services. Truth be told, I never thought I’d stick around this long. Prior to taking this position, I never stayed with one organization longer than three years, let alone one job. Various studies over the last several years about potential generational differences in the workplace have suggested that such “job-hopping” is more likely for us Generation X-ers and Generation Y/Millenials than for previous age groups. MORE>>
Get on board at Board Summit! Meet the executive leaders of 50+ Central Texas nonprofits and network with 300+ business professionals. Hear how board service helps you build professional skills and networks, and learn what you should ask before joining a board of directors. Register
FREE for Nonprofit Representatives
Now more than ever, nonprofits need to demonstrate adequate internal controls and effective fiscal oversight in order to protect our organizations and the people we serve against fraud. The Financial Integrity Town Hall, presented in partnership with the Nonprofit Financial Leadership Group, provides a unique chance to come together and discuss preventing fraud and strengthening nonprofit financial integrity. Register
Lunch & Learn - FREE For Members!
It's tough for any business to keep up with the latest updates in employment law, especially for nonprofits with few or no Human Resource pros on staff. Taught by Padgett Stratemann & Co.’s Senior Manager for HR Consulting, this workshop will clarify what you need to know to identify and mitigate your risk, and ensure compliance with recent developments affecting HR. Register
Wondering how effective your volunteer program is? Or could be? This interactive session will focus on methods and emerging trends for managing, strengthening and sustaining volunteer programs to meet ever-changing economic, social and volunteer realities. Come explore how investment in the volunteer experience can yield significant impact and outcomes, and learn tangible ways to ensure the volunteer experience is valuable. Register
Join us for this in-depth look at raising major gifts through the application of “moves management” concepts, a method for structuring contacts with major donor prospects. In this workshop, Mollie Butler, CFRE, provides you with the knowledge you need to review and retool your relationship-building strategies with donors as they move up the giving ladder, and to begin to plan for a successful capital campaign or major gifts drive. Register
This interactive workshop will help you raise money online ASAP! We'll focus on free and low-cost tools, with multiple examples to show you how to strengthen your organization's efforts on any budget. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a clear sense of the tools available, great ideas for launching or improving your efforts, and a solid plan for your organization's next steps to help you pump up online fundraising quickly and efficiently. Register
This course helps transform casual volunteers into active community leaders by equipping participants with the leadership skills and tools they need to make meaningful and lasting change in their communities.
Causality offers full and matching service grants to help nonprofits and good causes access branding, marketing and interactive services at no or low cost. Causality will select a minimum of three of organizations to receive these grants, awarded as professional branding and marketing services, valued at $1,000 - $35,000 or more.
The Marketing and Communications Intern at The Austin Project will work on specific projects to ensure exceptional communication between TAP and its constituency, including local media, donors, and partnering organizations.
Lights. Camera. Help., the nation’s first film festival for nonprofits and cause advocates, is officially accepting entries for the 2011 festival! Exclusively dedicated to cause-driven films, the festival and it's cash prizes for winning films gives nonprofits a new forum for promoting their causes.