Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch


Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998. They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families. Let’s start of with a little bit more background about Texas Watch! We’re excited to raise all of our voices to make a safer Texas.

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What I learned about the Texas Nonprofit Sector

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Barry Silverberg, President and CEO of TANO, (Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations) knows a LOT! Statistics on Texas nonprofits. There are 103,300 tax exempt entities in Texas. 403,196 people worked for nonprofits in Texas in 2008.

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November 9th: The Future of the Texas Nonprofit Sector!

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Barry is the director of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations. In 2010, Barry was appointed to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)’s Task Force on Strengthening Nomprofit Capacity. Do you work in the nonprofit sector? Do you WANT to work in the charity sector? Are you curious about the future of the nonprofit sector? Where have we been? And where are we going? Is this a good field to get into? What is changing?

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How Texas Businesses are Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

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They are also donating all revenue proceeds from certain shows in the upcoming weeks and giving free entry to evacuees at many of their Texas locations. Kendra Scott jewelry donated 50% of all on-line sales on August 29th to the American Red Cross efforts in Texas.

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Ep175: How This Texas DQ Franchisee is Fighting Childhood Hunger

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Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan Strand and I talk to Bill Spae , CEO of Vasari LLC , a Dairy Queen franchisee with 76+ locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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Ep233: 'Tide Loads of Hope' Is Helping Texas & Florida Clean Up After Hurricanes

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Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Anne Candido , Fabric Care Communications, Procter & Gamble about bringing relief to residents affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma with P&G product kits and Tide Loads of Hope laundry services.

Do you want a Nonprofit Job in Austin, Texas? Be there February 15th!

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Word on the street is that nonprofits are hiring again! really? Yes, The New York Times says so! So, do you want a nonprofit job? Are you curious about what it takes to get hired in this sector? Come out and hear me give a lunch and learn talk on how to jumpstart your nonprofit job search! Register here. Where: 5950 Middle Fiskeville Ave, Austin, TX, at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College. When: 11:30AM to 1:00PM, February 15th, 2011.

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Big Data hits Nonprofits! POW!

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It’s called Texas Connects. But if you’re one of the 75,000 nonprofits in Texas, you’re in luck! The speaker that impressed me the most was Erin Brackney, the Research Evaluation Manager for Texas Connector at the OneStar Foundation.

Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

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Have you been looking for a job a long time and just feel like giving up? Are you getting to the age when you are not interested in accepting $28,000 a year anymore? Yeah, me neither.

What’s your safety net?

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I also went to the Texas Wax meeting and learned how to package my paintings better. What is your safety net? Start planning now! What is your safety net? Who can help you when the chips are down? Here are two ways to create your own safety net. Number One, build up who you are online.

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Are you a membership based nonprofit? 3 ways to be better

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Texas Wax. Texas Wax is a nonprofit that helps encaustic artists all over Texas. This is truly a center of the painting community in Texas. I don’t usually go in for membership. I find that whatever the cost is, it’s usually not followed up with enough concrete benefits. However, there is ONE organization that I am a member of, which exceeds all my expectations, and I think it would help you to tell you about it.

Low Cost, High Impact? The Growing Potential of QR Codes


Enter Manor, Texas. The City of Manor, Texas recently received a Web and technology Gov 2.0 Tags: mobile barcode low cost technology Manor Texas Nielsen OxFam Project Red QR Code quick response RememberMe Smartphone Starbucks TOTeM

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Reader Questions: Bootstrap your nonprofit startup in 4 steps!

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Second: Are you in the Austin Texas Area? First off, if you haven’t done it yet, please, for the love of everything, Take the survey here! If you HAVE taken the survey, very good, carry on, biscuits will be served at 3. Do you want more donors? Yes to both questions? We have two slots left in this presentation. February 10th How to Find and Cultivate Donors When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Austin, TX.

Nonprofit Job Club in Austin May 25th!

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Mazarine’s Toolbox of Ten Useful Internet Marketing Things

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SEOBook.com. It's free, and very useful to scope out the competition, and what others can find out about you too.

Want to learn fundraising or social media? Check Out These New November Webinars & Workshops!

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” -Erica Schmidt, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Austin, TX. November 14th, 2012 Workshop: Advanced Content Marketing for Your Business, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) Portland, OR, 5:30pm Register here.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network! Interview with Meredith Maples

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The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Austin exists primarily to connect a community of passionate and diverse non-profiteers in Central Texas by providing valuable platforms to grow and learn through professional development, service and networking opportunities.

What I was doing when I wasn’t here

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Went to a presentation on Job, Career or Calling at the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE), and I’ll be blogging about that later, And thanks to Pamela Grow, I also talked with Kurt Steiner of CharityHowTo.com about doing a webinar there, for May, so STAY TUNED!

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Reader Questions: Humane Society Fundraising, how to overcome: “I only give to people”

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Happily, there is a bill in the house in Texas now to legislate puppy mills and make them conform to stricter regulations. Recently a reader came in with a question, how to convince people to give to animal charities?

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Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others! And other tips from fundraising hip hopistas

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FM aesop rock austin hip hop hip hop hooray KOOP Radio leah manners mazarine treyz Mr. lif texasSo as I write another blog post at midnight, I’m reminded “Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others!&#. Let me explain.

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Wild Woman Fundraising Book Reading June 6th at Bookwoman in Austin!

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Do you live in or around Austin, TX? Want to come out and meet me, ask a burning question and get a burning answer? Come out to BookWoman, the best Feminist bookstore in Austin, TX, on June 6th, at 6pm.

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November 23rd: How can you become a nonprofit consultant?

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Recently served as Chair of the McCombs School of Business Alumni Board at the University of Texas at Austin, and he’s President of the Trinity University National Alumni Board. Ever wanted to make money on the side from your knowledge and help nonprofits too? Maybe you’d enjoy being a nonprofit consultant! But how does that work? Want to find out? Come out and see us on November 23rd in Austin, TX!

How I published my book, Part 2

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Austin, Texas 2009. I moved to Texas and started working more seriously on the book, and created this blog to help you learn about what I do (fundraising/marketing/nonprofit management) and why I do it, and how you can easily raise money for your cause too! Moving to Texas.

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Unrelated Sunday!

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For an unrelated Sunday, Weightlifting Woman by Mazarine Treyz. I’ve been blogging EVERY DAY THIS MONTH over at [link]. My friend Danielle Bardgette and I have this little challenge where we will each post a drawing every day this month, whether or not it’s any good.

How can you be an executive director? Come out today in Austin! 5:30-6:30pm!

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Today from 5:30 to 6:30pm at 2500 Exposition, Howson Branch Library, we are going to hear what it’s really like from Sue Thornton, former executive director of Texas Impact and Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles. Tags: Board Finding a job Fundraising Keeping a job Leadership Sector-Switching women August meeting August 10th 5:30 austin lpjc meeting nonprofit career club npjc sue thornton texas

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How you can become a Chief Development Officer

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She presented at our Nonprofit Career Club and told us what it was like being a Chief Development Officer at the University of Texas at Austin, what she learned before coming on in that role, and how we could get there. Avra talked about her background, how she got from a BA in Radio and TV and English Literature to the CDO of the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Check out Greenlights.org for Texas based people. #3.

Do you want to learn how to speak more effectively?

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This is a map of Texas, and how I drove all over it! Last week I drove up to Dallas to take a Communispond Executive Presentation Course. Red line is actual route, Blue line is the route for squares.

A Meeting of the Mind behind 501derful.com

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Neff [link] Lights Camera Help mazarine treyz Nonprofit Bar Camp NTEN texas twitter David J. Neff hooked me up with what's going down! Check it! The 501 Tech Club! Meets 3rd Mondays in Austin! Date: Monday, June 21st, 2010 Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location: Austin Free-Net in the DeWitty Ctr 2209 Rosewood Ave Austin, TX 78702 Item! Nonprofit Bar Camp on August 21st! realtime web social media austin Austin Social Media Club daveiam.com David J.

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You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

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I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin! Want to come out and learn? Click on the links below to register. How to Find and Cultivate Donors.

The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising Journey!

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Communicate better with this Sept 22nd Webinar! Come on Pilgrim!

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Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations) on September 22nd, 2010, from 2pm to 3:30pm Central Time, USA. Brendan Benson singing Tiny Spark. Have you ever been really irritated by people at work? What did you do about it?

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Want to be more effective in your current or future job? Come and Take My Webinar!

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Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations) on September 22nd, 2010, from 2pm to 3:30pm Central Time, USA. Tags: Conflict Events Keeping a job Leadership Measuring Effectiveness Rank at Work 2010 Managing Workplace Effectiveness Mary Beth Harrington mazarine treyz rankism September TANO TANO.org Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations webinar wild woman fundraising Have you ever wanted to take a class with me? I am giving a webinar for TANO!

What to Do When Someone Messes With Your Appeal letter

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Appeals Board Conflict Cultivating donors Generational clash Leadership appeal letter austin best appeal letter charityhowto checked out board clueless board direct marketing iq fonts grand controls mazarine treyz nonprofit appeal nonprofit direct mail spring 2012 appeal tactics texas tons of money in the mail tons of money in the mail webinar trusted fonts webinarHave you ever tried to write your appeal letter by committee?

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Companies that Rank High in CSR Also Known for Cause Marketing

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Likewise Texas Instruments… number 15… is almost certainly a generous corporate philanthropist. Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database Jessica Marlo CSR Caterpiller Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Texas InstrumentsOn October 18 2011 I wrote a post about the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship 2011 CSR Index and how by my reckoning six of the top ten and 33 of the 50 companies listed did at least some cause marketing.

Come on to the Nonprofit job Club in Austin on September 14th!

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Come on up and see me! Online Today or at Mini-Fundraising Workshop in June!

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bookwoman mini-workshop netsquared nonprofit jobs NTEN speaking texas the wild woman's guide to fundraising trollsWould you like to meet me and ask me questions? Today is your chance! No matter where you are in the world, you can come to my free webinar, and ask questions! Free Nonprofit Career Webinar Today! Are you coming to my free webinar on stalking the wild nonprofit interview today? It’s 1-1:30pm CST! Click here to join us! Let us now praise women’s bookstores!

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“You Talking to Me?” Using Personas for Better Communications

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Faced with the challenge of trying to end littering on the highways, the Texas Department of Transportation, along with a researcher named Dan Syrek, sought to [.]. Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Messaging Nonprofit communications Storytelling Uncategorized audience audience research chip heath communications dan heath don't mess with texas made to stick nancy schwartz nopnrofit marketing persona sarah r.

Come to our Nonprofit Career Club Today at 5:30pm in Austin TX

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Tags: Finding a job Fundraising Keeping a job Leadership Major Gifts Sector-Switching women austin CDO Chief Development Officer Lisa Avra mazarine treyz Ransom Center university of texas UT

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What does your board report look like?

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mazarine treyz monthly board report Nonprofit brand report nonprofit graphic design nonprofit reports PPD reporting in nonprofits sample board report sample fundraising board report State capital texasAre you a one person development shop at a small nonprofit? What does your board report look like? Are you a consultant? Does your board report look like a CYA thing? Whether or not you have a good relationship with your boss, it’s good to know what people expect.

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Young Fabulous Nonprofit Leader Interview with Larissa DeLuna!

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It’s unsettling to see where Texas schools rank and even more so to see the rates of minorities that actually finish at a four-year university. Tags: Conflict Culture clash Generational clash Leadership women @ynpn american heart association austin gen y leadership generation X generation Y go red for women interview larissa deluna leadership managing gen y mazarine treyz nonprofit leadership crisis texas young nonprofit leaders

You can learn how to speak at conferences with Communispond

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A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

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Liesl Manone is the Operations Director (and only full-time employee) with Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank in Fort Worth, Texas. Her most previous position before joining the Don’t Forget to Feed Me team was as communications manager for the Arlington Life Shelter in Arlington, Texas.

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NONPROFIT BRANDING: It’s Your Brand – But, As Penn State Now Demonstrates – You Don’t Control It

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A few years ago, in an excess of brand-protection fervor, mighty Penn State landed with both feet on her little Texas high school. Among less important branding adjustments, it forced Mary Lou to modify the tattoo on her backside. Today … Continue reading → IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products Effectively PSYCHOLOGY: How Branding Products Build Affinity

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