Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas

Welcome to the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT).  Our vision is that the Texas nonprofit sector is the best in the country because all nonprofits in the state have access to high quality affordable management and governance strengthening services.

NMAT was formed in response to a multi-year study by the George Bush School at Texas A&M University which revealed the need for more formal networks and alliances to increase coordination and communication across the nonprofit sector. The Bush School study was released in four phases and all report content may be downloaded below:

Phase One: Mapping Nonprofit Infrastructure Organizations in Texas

Phase Two: Survey of Texas Nonprofit Organizations Final Report

Phase Three: TNMAN Transition Needs Assessment and Social Network Analysis Final Report

Phase Four: Mapping the Nonprofit Infrastructure Final Report

In late 2010, OneStar, with financial support from The Meadows Foundation, formed an advisory group with representation from foundations, university research departments, nonprofit resource centers and other experts from the nonprofit sector to guide the formation of the Alliance.

NMAT membership is open to nonprofits (including divisions within academic institutions) whose primary mission or program focus is to strengthen the ability of nonprofits to achieve their mission. Members of NMAT will receive many great benefits including discounted registration to the Texas Nonprofit Summit and a discount on subscriptions to the Texas Connector, OneStar’s new online interactive geo-mapping tool.

Applications for NMAT membership are now being accepted below or contact Liz Darling at or 512-287-2062.

NMAT Application

NMAT Code of Ethics

Member Organizations:

A Circle of Ten, Jacksonville

Amarillo Area Foundation, Amarillo

Cause Studio, Dallas

Center for Nonprofit Studies, Austin

CNM Connect, Dallas  

Center for Nonprofit Support (San Antonio Area Foundation), San Antonio

East Texas Center for Nonprofits, Tyler

Executive Service Corps of Houston, Houston

Galveston County Mutual Assistance Partnership, Texas City

Mission Capital, Austin

Nonprofit Management Center of the Permian Basin, Midland

Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, Beaumont

Texas Grants Resource Center

The Waco Foundation, Waco

The Nonprofit Resource Center at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

United Way of Greater Houston Nonprofit Connection, Houston

Volunteer Center of Lubbock, Lubbock