What is Texas Connector?

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The Texas Connector online nonprofit mapping tool has officially launched!  Go to www.texasconnects.org today to learn more and click “Try Texas Connector for free” to create an account and get started with your 7-day free trial. 


What is Texas Connector?

Texas Connector is an online, nonprofit mapping tool that bridges the information gap between the areas served by nonprofits and the underserved communities of Texas by displaying statewide nonprofit information pulled from 2-1-1 Texas and GuideStar USA, Inc. and demographic and socioeconomic data derived from a variety of sources. 

For any questions related to Texas Connector, go to www.texasconnects.org, email texasconnects@onestarfoundation.org or call 512-287-2019.  


A revolutionary tool built for all stakeholders

Nonprofit Community:  Create a detailed map showing other service providers in your service area for presentation to your board or inclusion in your grant application.

Local and state Government Leaders:  Generate a demographic report of your region of interest in a minute or less.

Grantmakers:  Visually display your grantees by legislative district.

Researchers:  A single query button allows you to create custom demographic or organization reports.


With Texas Connector, you can:

Identify nonprofits within a geographic area by name, address, service-type or keyword.

Analyze community needs and resources and nonprofit services to address gaps in service.

Create customized statistical and provider reports for user identified regions of interest.

Share custom maps, identified nonprofits and demographic reports.


What does it cost to subscribe to Texas Connector?

Subscription costs will be based on the following:

  • Organization type (i.e. nonprofit service provider, faith-based entity, for-profit, foundation, etc.)
  • Organization size
  • Single or multiple users

Texas Connector 2013 Beta Annual Subscription Costs   

Subscription Type Single User Multiple User
1 1 to 10
Small Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith <$500,001 $100 $60 each
Medium Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith >$500,000 <$1,000,001  $200 $120 each
Large Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith  >$1MM <$5,000,001   $300 $180 each
Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith > $5MM, Nonprofit Foundations, Research/Post-Secondary Education, Chambers of Commerce $500 $300 each 
City/County/State Government/K-12 Public Education/Texas State Legislative Offices $250 $150 each
Self Employed Consultants to Nonprofits: No more than 3 staff; annual budget less than $150,000 $100 $60 each
All other For-profits  Contact OneStar Foundation
An Open Access subscription is designed for use in libraries or other public places that offer open access to resource materials.   Contact OneStar Foundation
Enterprise License with Unlimited Users $15,000

 


The Data

Texas Connector displays nonprofit and service provider information derived from both the 2-1-1 Texas and GuideStar USA Texas datasets. For 2013, quarterly updates to these datasets are scheduled, and will be published in Texas Connector as the data is made available by 2-1-1 and GuideStar.

Organizational information displayed in Texas Connector can also be updated by users who affiliate themselves with a nonprofit organization, foundation, or faith-based entity. Users who are affiliated with eligible organizations (i.e. nonprofit organizations, foundations or faith-based entities) not currently mapped in the Connector can also add their organization to the map. 

211 Texas

Click here to learn more about 2-1-1 Texas.

Guidestar

Click here to learn more about GuideStar USA.

Texas Connector also contains a variety of demographic and socioeconomic data indicators from governmental and other sources displayed in clickable map overlays and an extensive underlying database of statistical data from which customized reports can be generated.


Project Partners

We would like to express our appreciation to our partners, without whom Texas Connector would still be just a great idea!

Technical Genius – North Central Texas Council of Governments

NCT COG

Funders

Houston Endowment

Corporation for National and Community Service

Texas Workforce Commission

Meadows Foundation

Rockwell Fund

McNair Foundation

IBM

Causality

The Simmons Foundation

Investment Subscribers

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Charter Subscriptions

CitySquare


News and Events

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Texas-Connector/319487581398040 or Twitter at: @onestarfdn; @TXConnector


Imagine…

being able to identify all of your potential collaborative partners within a 10-mile radius with one click.

Texas Connector

Imagine…

generating a demographic report by drawing a custom shape on the map in a minute or less.

Texas Connector

You can do all this and more with Texas Connector!

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