Texas Connector Looking for Super Beta Testers
27 AUG 2012

OneStar Foundation is excited to be accepting applications for Texas Connector Super Beta Testers!  Super Beta Testers will receive a 30-day free trial of the Connector and a sneak peek at the new statewide version of the tool!  Organizations of all sizes and types are encouraged to apply at http://www.tfaforms.com/253967. Click here for more information on the Texas Connector. ...

RGK Center Releases Statewide Evaluation for AmeriCorps*Texas
27 AUG 2012

From 2009-2012, OneStar contracted with Dr. Peter Frumkin of the University of Texas’ RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service (http://www.rgkcenter.org/) to develop and implement a rigorous, scientifically-based independent evaluation of the AmeriCorps*Texas portfolio. The evaluation consisted of four elements: measuring the value of AmeriCorps service across Texas; analyzing impact as reported by Corps members incorporating and adding to some of the field-tested elements from the longitudinal study Still Serving: Measuring the Eight-Year Impact of AmeriCorps on Alumni desig...

AmeriCorps Photo and Video Contest: Vote Now!
27 AUG 2012

Earlier this year, we launched the AmeriCorps photo and video contest to help tell the AmeriCorps story and highlight the program’s impact.  The theme of this year's contest: "AmeriCorps Works". The results have been terrific - members and alumni have submitted more than 250 photographs and 65 videos! Now we need your help for the final part of this challenge. Look through the photo and video submissions, and cast your vote for the ones that best tell the story of AmeriCorps. You can vote once in each category, so choose carefully.  ...

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) has just released the Compensation Report: An Analysis of Nonprofits in Texas – 2012
27 AUG 2012

"The data contained in the Report will help you stay ahead of the curve in complying with the IRS 990 compensation-setting documentation requirements and stay competitive in today’s labor-market.   255 nonprofits participated in this survey.  With a detailed job description for each of over 100 positions, you can match your own organization’s jobs to others across Texas.  There is also a section on Weighted Average Salaries Paid by Region that break out the Austin, Dallas and Houston areas.  Others could not be broken out as there were n...

2012 bigBANG!
03 JUL 2012

SAVE THE DATE Friday, October 19, 2012 Social Impact. Dallas. Engagement. Civic-mindedness. These are all words that evoke the energy and excitement around this year's bigBANG! event, a forum hosted by Dallas Social Venture Partners. We will be convening the thinkers and doers of our city for a day-long opportunity to catalyze positive impact. This year, bigBANG! will be a place to jump in and get hands-on. With experiences at every turn to learn about forward-thinking socially conscious businesses and nonprofit organizations, we invite you to be completely immersed in the day. ...