Hurricane Message from CNCS
31 OCT 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.  At the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), and other partners in this coordinated multi-agency response effort.  We salute individuals at every level of government, in nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector whose work is helping save lives, provide shelter, and re...

The Latest Texas Connector Buzz: See what users are saying about the map!
30 OCT 2012

According to Josh Reynolds of Houston’s Neighborhood Centers, Inc., a Texas Connector subscriber, a community needs assessment “took about an hour and a half with the Texas Connector, as opposed to probably 3-4 solid days the “old way”.  Plus the radius is something we couldn’t have easily done through the old way.  So, that’s pretty cool.” Imagine…running a detailed demographic report for a 5-mile radius around your program site with two clicks of your mouse! Don’t take our word for it – Go to, create a free account and try the map today!   ...

Free Child Abuse Prevention Calendars in English and Spanish
16 OCT 2012

Each year Texas Department of Family & Protective Services creates and distributes free child abuse prevention calendars in both English and Spanish.  The calendar is a kid-friendly resource developed for community-based and other child serving organizations to share with families.  The calendar provides monthly parenting tips and community resource information.  For more information on the calendars, please see this Facebook link:!/photo.php?fbid=492379624119852&set=a.460477027310112.114249.445168142174334&type=1&t...

9th Annual Youth Service Institute
02 OCT 2012

  The 9th Annual Youth Service Institute (YSI) will take place October 17-19, 2012 in Houston, Texas—register now! A leading professional development conference, YSI 2012 introduces the latest and most effective strategies for quality implementation of youth community engagement and service-learning. Network, learn, and plan together with more than 200 attendees, including nonprofit and community leaders, educators, and youth from across the United States. The Institute is YSA's (Youth Service America) signature national traini...

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference
02 OCT 2012

OneStar has partnered with Social Media 4 Nonprofits to bring their exciting conference to Texas!   This conference series has already reached over 2,500 nonprofit leaders across the country, and on October 23rd in Austin they will bring together hundreds of nonprofit decision-makers from the Lone Star State to share practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. Speakers will address a variety of topics in a series of short TED-meets-Twitter style talks and interactive workshops. Click here to learn more and get registered.   ...

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