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Calendar of Events

Oct
23
Wed
Free Texas Connector for Strategic Planning Webinar
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a targeted demonstration focusing on the features of the tool applied to strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. There will be strategic planning examples, tips, and plenty of time for specific questions.

REGISTER HERE

 

For more information, visit the Texas Connector website.

Nov
9
Sat
Texas Conference on Civic Life
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The inaugural Texas Conference on Civic Life is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th at UT Austin.  

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life recently produced the Texas Civic Health Index, the first-ever nonpartisan, state-wide evaluation of political and community engagement in Texas. The study found that Texans may be living with an undiagnosed crisis of civic health. 

Together, we will put our crisis in context with the help of nationally renowned experts and scholars and learn from other concerned citizens the innovative methods and tools they use to engage, activate, and inspire.

 

Texas Conference on Civic Life

The University of Texas at Austin

Saturday, November 9, 2013

 

The Texas Conference on Civic Life will bring together citizens from around the state and across the partisan aisles to discuss the future of civic engagement and how we can work together toward greater civic health.

 

Speakers include:

Dr. Lance Bennett, Director of the Center for Communication and Engagement

Ilir Zherka, Exec. Dir. Of the National Conference on Citizenship

Dr. Peter Levine, Director of CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)

Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune

Dr. Sylvia Manzano, Senior Analyst for Latino Decisions

Keya Dannenbaum, Founder and CEO of ElectNext

 

Registration is limited to 300 people.

Reserve your seat today at www.annettestrauss.org

 

For more information, click here.

 

Nov
13
Wed
Change in a Day: A Dialogue About Short Term Volunteering – Service Jam
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 14 @ 3:00 am

Change in a Day:

A Dialogue About Short Term Volunteering

 

Join us on November 13th for an interactive, online conversation about short term volunteering opportunities.

 

The Service Jam is quickly approaching!

 

The time has come to register for your spot in the jam. Follow this link to create your profile on the Service Jam page.

Note: Click the "Register" button in the upper right-hand corner of the page to go through the registration process. This link above will be the same link you will use the day of the jam, so save this email!

If you have trouble, shoot us an email at changeinadayservicejam@gmail.com. We’ll be sure to get back to you within 48 hours.

 

A few quick reminders about “Change In a Day” Service Jam:

When: November 13, 9 am to 9 pm CST

Where: Online – the link to register can be found at https://changeinaday.ideajam.net

Who: Experts, practitioners, and all those with a personal or professional stake in the volunteer sector in Texas, the US, and around the world!

What: A FREE, real-time online discussion about short-term volunteering, what it takes to run a good event, the impact of service and innovations in the field. Drop in at your convenience throughout the day! Follow the discussion, help shape the field!

 

Reasons to register for the Jam?

Pertinent topics:

The Impact of Service – Service Best Practices – Organizational and Personal Growth through Service – Innovations in Short Term Service

 

Knowledgeable Experts:

Join with these experts as we brainstorm together about the world of short term service. Share your ideas and benefit from the suggestions of those around the world!  

Susan Ellis, of Energize, Inc!

George Luc of GivePulse

Jackie Blair of Foundation Communities

Nikki Krueger of Hands on Central Texas

Debbie Moffett of OneStar Foundation

Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D., CVA, of University of Texas at Austin

Lou Serna, CVA of the Office of Community Engagement, St. Edward’s University

Betty Stallings, President of Building Better Skills

Nancy Macduff, Volunteer Management Consultant

Wendy Biro-Pollard, CVA of Wendy Biro-Pollard Training and Consulting Solutions

Kathy McCleskey, President of KM Consulting and Training

…and others, soon to be announced!

 

Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Facebook event to stay up-to-date on what we have planned!

 

Looking forward to November 13th!

 

For more information, please contact "The Change in a Day Marketing Team" at changeinadayservicejam@gmail.com

 


Brought to you by: OneStar Foundation, LBJ School of Public Affairs, RGK Center
In partnership with: Texas Association of Volunteer Centers & United Way Hand
s on Central Texas

Nov
15
Fri
Bright Ideas for Success
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The East Texas Center for Nonprofits is planning another incredible conference on November 15th.  The 2nd Bright Ideas for Success Conference will be at the Green Acres Crosswalk Center.  If you are a community leader or nonprofit professional, you do not want to miss this opportunity to sharpen skills and learn right here in East Texas.  

 

Attendees can expect to learn about fundraising, leadership and governance, public relations, social media, volunteer management, organizational effectiveness and more through a series of breakout sessions.  The all-day conference will feature a luncheon with renowned author and motivational speaker MICHAEL CLAYTON.

 

Early registration is available until October 1st for $99. 

 

YOU CAN REGISTER HERE

Dec
3
Tue
Giving Tuesday
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 3:00 am

#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving, advocacy, and service during the holiday season. This year #GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, December 3 and will provide cities with a day to celebrate local heroes, provide opportunities for people to give back to their community and connect with local causes, and share their city's giving stories by harnessing the power of a collective voice.
 
For more information about #GivingTuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

 

Dec
12
Thu
AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Grad School Fair
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

AmeriCorps Alums is excited to announce the launch of the first ever AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Grad School Fair.  This exciting event will convene graduate schools who are committed to national service and who are specifically recruiting AmeriCorps alumni and current AmeriCorps members.  Many alumni and current members can benefit from the growing number of schools that match the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, and this event will help connect members and alumni to those schools

For AmeriCorps programs, this event is a great Life After AmeriCorps opportunity that provides members with a wide variety of choices for using the Ed Award.  The event is FREE to current members and AmeriCorps alumni, and will occur on Thursday, December 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Eastern Time (12:00 to 4:00 pm Central Time).

Jan
15
Wed
Q&A Call: Texas Disaster Volunteer Generation Funding Opportunity
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Overview

OneStar has received a FY 2013 Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to launch the Texas Disaster Volunteer Generation Initiative, which will strengthen the State of Texas’ infrastructure and ability to harness the potential of unaffiliated, spontaneous and other community volunteers generated in times of disaster through increasing the capacity of volunteer connector organizations and their partners.

For more details on this funding opportunity, visit http://onestarfoundation.org/americorpstexas/available-funding/.

Technical Assistance and Contact Information

Interested applicants are invited to participate in a technical assistance conference call to discuss this funding opportunity and ask questions regarding the submission and preparation of the application. One (1) Q&A conference call will be held prior to the application submission due date. Written FAQs and a recording of the call will be posted to the OneStar website.

Jan
17
Fri
Deadline for Notices of Intent: Texas Disaster Volunteer Generation Initiative
Jan 17 – Jan 18 all-day

Overview

OneStar has received a FY 2013 Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to launch the Texas Disaster Volunteer Generation Initiative, which will strengthen the State of Texas’ infrastructure and ability to harness the potential of unaffiliated, spontaneous and other community volunteers generated in times of disaster through increasing the capacity of volunteer connector organizations and their partners.

For more details on this funding opportunity, visit http://onestarfoundation.org/americorpstexas/available-funding/.

Technical Assistance and Contact Information

Interested applicants are invited to participate in a technical assistance conference call to discuss this funding opportunity and ask questions regarding the submission and preparation of the application. One (1) Q&A conference call will be held prior to the application submission due date. Written FAQs and a recording of the call will be posted to the OneStar website.

 

Notice of Intent Deadline (optional):  Friday, January 17, 2014 by 11:59:59 PM CST.

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2014 by 11:59:59 PM CST.

Notices of Intent and Applications must be submitted via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org.

Jan
23
Thu
OneStar Board of Directors Call
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
29
Wed
Celebrate Texas Connector’s BIG WIN!
Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
See full invitation at http://e2.ma/message/7aexab/jogp0h.
 
 
 
 
You’re invited to the HAPPIEST HOUR in Texas to celebrate Texas Connector’s BIG WIN! 
 
OneStar Foundation’s Texas Connector has been awarded a silver medal in the 2013 National Civic Data Challenge, and it’s time to party! We’re inviting all our community partners, colleagues and fans – and that means YOU!
Join us on for delicious appetizers and great company as we share about this national honor and thank our community partners!
 
WHEN: Wednesday, January 29th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
WHERE: The ABGB (The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.)
1305 West Oltorf Street, Austin, TX  78704
 
Please RSVP  here to let us know you’re coming. There will be plenty of free parking on site!
We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
OneStar Foundation's Texas Connector Crew