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Greenlights Grant Deadline October 1!

September, 2010

Greenlights for NonProfit Success
News You Can Use
  • Capacity-building Grant Opportunity
    Friday, October 1 is the deadline to apply for a 501 Council grant. From the applications, Greenlights' 501 Council will select three Central Texas nonprofit organizations to receive grants valued at $2,000 or more that can be applied towards our customized consulting services. Apply today.

  • Texas Nonprofit Summit
    Thank you to everyone involved for making the Texas Nonprofit Summit a rousing success!

    All the presenter-approved session materials (including handouts and presentations) are available. Check them out for great info about nonprofit trends, case studies, best practices and more.

    You can also watch the three keynote presentations on Ustream. Dan Pallotta's video will only be available until October 5. Special thanks to One Story Productions for helping us stream the keynotes, and for the preparing the Nonprofit Excellence Awards video presentation.

    We are already planning our 2011 conference. Save-the-date info will be coming soon!

  • Greenlights 2010 Nonprofit Excellence Award Winners
    The Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Central Texas nonprofits. The 2010 Award winners are:

  • The Next Generation of American Giving
    Click here to view the keynote presentation from Convio Founder, Vinay Bhagat, in which he discusses the Future of Philanthropy. Also visit to get the latest research on the charitable habits of four generations of American donors. Convio is a proud sponsor of Greenlights 2010 Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
From Our Blog: Mission Driven

Reflections on the Texas Nonprofit Summit
Posted on September 28, 2010 by Ann Starr

A few months ago, I blogged about how intimidating it was to announce that the theme and purpose of our annual conference was to "ignite a nonprofit revolution." It was scary to announce that kind of bold that we would rightly be held accountable for if we didn't stay true to it. MORE>>

Number Crunching 101
Posted on by Taylor Overstreet
I like numbers. I'm not the only one. Qualitative data is great, and necessary, but quantitative information can be used to tell all kinds of stories. Here at Greenlights, we're gearing up to launch a research study on nonprofit board governance in Central Texas. It will go live the week after the Texas Nonprofit Summit, and we hope you'll participate! MORE>>

Uncommonly Good News for Grant-Seekers
Posted on by Amy Silvey
I started my fundraising career as a grant writer. I remember those early, ambitious days when I imagined how the power of the written word could not only provide much needed revenue for my organization, but could make my community a better place thanks to each moving, persuasive and unique grant proposal. Then reality set in. With multiple competing deadlines, I found myself being more of a word-recycler than a word-smith. Borrowing narrative from previous proposals and reports became common place and necessary to keep up with the demands of a busy grant writing schedule. MORE>>
Upcoming Workshops
ED Essentials: Intensive Training for Nonprofit Executives - 10/13-15/2010
Join us for this popular, three-day program for emerging Executive Directors. Get in-depth, interactive training on leadership, management, working with the board, fundraising, planning, policies, legal issues, financial management, human resources, and change management. You'll become part of an intimate group of leaders as you work to strengthen your skills and address various organizational issues through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation and discussion. Walk away with lots of practical materials, real-life advice, a cohort of peers, and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed!

The Board's Role in Fundraising - 10/19/2010
For Executive Directors, Development Directors and Board Members, this highly interactive workshop explores the board's role in fundraising and shows you how your board can become more effective fundraisers. Learn how to craft a fundraising plan of action that your board can implement. Walk away with tips and tools for fundraising assessments, individualized plans, raising major gifts, motivating members, managing board-staff relations, setting realistic expectations, and more.

Lunch & Learn: Crisis Communications - 10/21/2010
How would you manage external communications in the event of a crisis? Having a plan in place to help you navigate public scrutiny in the event of a tragedy involving your clients, staff or board just makes good sense. Join Melanie Fish of EnviroMedia in this interactive session based on her specially-designed Nonprofit Crisis Communications Simulator Game. You'll learn how to turn a crisis into a survivable public relations opportunity, and hear real-life examples of crisis communications strategies to consider when putting your plan in place.

Board Essentials - 10/26/2010
Discover the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member should know. Learn about roles and responsibilities, financial management, fundraising, planning, and how to work with staff and colleagues.

Lunch & Learn: Get Going on Planned Giving: Myths, Realities, Strategies & Tools - 11/10/2010
Get Going on Planned Giving presents an overview of this often-overlooked aspect of fundraising. If you thought planned giving was too complicated or not a good fit for your organization, this session may change your mind. Based on case-centered planned giving, this session will explode myths, affirm realities, and take a close look at proven strategies and tools for a planned giving program focused on your mission and vision. You'll come away with ideas and action plans for getting started in planned giving or boosting your existing program.
Member News
The 7th Annual HELLO, BIRDIE! GALA to benefit UpLift Austin
Thursday, September 30, 2010
When we fly as a flock, we can UpLift Austin! Join us September 30th, 7-10 p.m.

Innovation Fund Encourages New Ideas to Enhance Jewish Life in Austin
Now--Friday, October 1, 2010
The Jewish Federation of Greater Austin is encouraging individuals and organizations to apply for new Innovation Fund (IF) micro-grants to support ideas for startup initiatives that will enhance the Austin Jewish community.

Band Together for Hope!
Saturday, October, 2, 2010
Mark your calendar for October 2nd at 8pm-1am and rock HOPE for DiscoverHOPE to the sounds of the Mother Truckers, Dertybird, Special Guests and DJ at Spider House Cafe.

From Chaos to Collaboration: Raising the Bar in Public Engagement
Friday, November 5, 2010
Get 20% off the regular registration rate for this event by clicking on the "Enter Discount Code" link under the registration types and entering "greenlightsdiscount" in the box that appears.

Office Space Sharing
Monday, September 27, 2010
If any nonprofit is looking for office space, Austin Speech Labs has space to share with another nonprofit in the afternoons.

>>More member news
Member Job Board
Site Manager - Williamson County Community Tax Centers
Monday, September 27, 2010

Director of Development - Theatre Action Project
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010

Development Administrator - Ballet Austin
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010

Child and Family Therapist - Center for Child Protection
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2010

Program Specialist - Center for Child Protection
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2010


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