OneStar eNews: September 2010
Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the Texas Nonprofit Summit!
Thank you to everyone involved with the Texas Nonprofit Summit, particularly our partners at Greenlights for Nonprofit Success and our sponsors Shell, TXU, Southwest Airlines and Exxon! The event was a huge success and we hope everyone was inspired by it.
Each of the keynote presentations were recorded and are available to view. Click on the links below to view them. Please note: Dan Pallotta’s presentation will only be available until October 5th.
Additionally, some of the session materials are available online for you to download. You can view them here.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 27th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards OneStar released a Notice of Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions for AmeriCorps*State. Through AmeriCorps*Texas, OneStar administers grants to place members in service in local communities in order to:
On September 23rd, we announced the winners of the 27th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. The winners were honored at a ceremony that night in Austin with their invited guests and attendees of the Texas Nonprofit Summit. Former Under Secretary of State and dedicated Texan, Ambassador Karen P. Hughes served as the evening keynote speaker. Each winner received two roundtrip tickets courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
You can learn more about each of the winner at: http://www.onestarfoundation.org/news/gva2010-winners.
New Learning Opportunity – Sign Up Now!
OneStar and our partners are offering a new learning opportunity in 9 cities across Texas and they are available at no cost to interested nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations.
The Effective Nonprofit Practices: Increasing Funders’ Confidence in your Organization session is a strategic opportunity for nonprofit leaders to gain an increased awareness of critical principles that funders look for in effective governance and ethical practices of nonprofit organizations.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://www.onestarfoundation.org/page/enp.
Be a Part of the Service Jam
The Service Jam is an online event hosted by IBM that will engage non-profit organizations, corporations, academic institutions, and government agencies in a discussion on how social innovation can help solve our world’s largest problems. It will take place October 10-12th.
By bringing together prominent leaders, professionals, and passionate individuals, the Jam aims to generate breakthrough ideas that will redefine service and social innovation. Through IBM’s Jam technology, participants can collaborate virtually and have the flexibility to log into the Jam from anywhere in the world at anytime most convenient to them during the three day event.
Participation is free. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. You can register to reserve your virtual seat at: https://www.collaborationjam.com/minijam3/service/registration.
Is your Organization at Risk of Losing Your 501(c)(3) Status?
If your organization hasn’t filed your IRS 990 form, then it may be at risk of losing its 501(c)(3) status. The deadline to file is October 15, 2010.
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) has set up a special webpage to assist in this process. You can learn more at http://www.tano.org/losestatus.
Notice of Funding Opportunity - AmeriCorps*State 2011-2012
This funding opportunity is for three types of AmeriCorps*Texas programs: AmeriCorps State, Education Award Program and a Full-time Fixed-amount grants. All organizations applying for these funds must operate solely in Texas.
- Meet critical needs through service and volunteerism
- Strengthen the capacity of local communities
- Engage Texans in a lifetime of service and civic leadership
To learn more about this funding opportunity including eligibility requirements, deadlines and other important information, visit http://www.onestarfoundation.org/page/nofo-2011-2012.
New Report on the Civic Health of the Nation
The Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) released Civic Life in America: Key Findings on the Civic Health of the Nation. This Civic Health Assessment is meant to gauge how healthy the nation and its communities are — based on the levels at which residents engage in a variety of civic activities.
Key findings include:
- Americans are coming together to solve challenges. They are tilting towards the issues and not running away from them.
- People who serve by volunteering are more likely to participate in the other elements of civic life.
- Although volunteering and voting are the most common forms of civic engagement, there are many other ways to get involved.
Check our online Events Calendar for a list of other upcoming events that may be of interest to your organization. | || |