AUSTIN – Registration for the 2009 Governor’s Nonprofit Leadership Conference (GNLC) is now open.
The 32nd annual GNLC will be held from December 9 - 10, 2009 in Dallas, TX. 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 provides invaluable training to organizations and businesses and this year will highlight the concept and practice of social innovation.
The conference will feature internationally-recognized social entrepreneurs, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and Andrew Wolk of Root Cause, in addition to numerous special events, networking opportunities and an innovative roster of seminars. Seminar details will be published mid-August.
More information about GNLC, including links to online registration and discounted hotel reservations, can be found at http://www.onestarfoundation.org/page/gnlc.
Among the special events at GNLC will be the 2009 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, at which Governor Rick Perry will recognize this year’s awardees. These awards honor some of Texas’ most dedicated volunteers—including individuals, organizations, corporations and public entities—whose community service embodies the power of volunteerism and civic engagement.
The 2009 GVA nomination packet can be downloaded at http://www.onestarfoundation.org/page/gva.
OneStar Foundation equips our Texas communities to effectively address social challenges through a multifaceted strategy promoting social innovation, entrepreneurship, sound business practices, well-managed volunteer programs and rigorous research and evaluation. OneStar also serves as the state's National Service Commission administering the AmeriCorps grant program, and serves as the Faith-Based and Community Initiative office. OneStar carries out its mission for state government as a supporting nonprofit of the Office of the Governor.
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