Texas Nonprofit Summit

For over 40 years, OneStar (and our legacy organizations) has hosted annual nonprofit leadership conferences in different cities throughout the State of Texas that each engage hundreds of public sector leaders. These summits are locally driven, content-rich convenings that showcase each region’s capacity-building efforts, foster cross-sector partnerships, catalyze strategies to address local issues, and create lasting collaborative relationships within the community. Current information about this year's event is posted at texasnonprofitsummit.org.


  • San Antonio | October 29, 2019
    This year, the Texas Nonprofit Summit returned to a statewide focus and engaged about 300 nonprofit professionals from across the state for a day of learning, networking, and idea-sharing. The theme of Finding a Common Thread: Strengthening the Fabric of Our Communities encouraged participants to consider how they might work together across sectors and with fellow nonprofit organizations to create change in their communities. The summit featured a keynote address by Edie Lutnick, Co-Founder & President of Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, and a luncheon panel moderated by Robert Rivard, Editor & Publisher of Rivard Report, with representatives from AT&T, H-E-B, and the San Antonio Food Bank. Other highlights included a film screening of the documentary Community First: A Home for the Homeless and a networking reception overlooking the San Antonio Riverwalk.

    2019 Texas Nonprofit Summit


All attendees received a password to access event materials in their post-event e-mail.


  • Port Arthur & Orange | November 1-2, 2018
    This exciting event gave community leaders in Southeast Texas the opportunity to connect, explore available resources, and learn from top nonprofit experts. The summit featured a keynote address by exective coach Francisco Gonima and sessions covering the nonprofit effectiveness framework, board member recruitment & engagement, strategic planning, and technology. The event was hosted in partnership with Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, United Way of Orange County, and United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County.

    2018 Texas Nonprofit Summit Series


  • Wichita Falls | October 6, 2017
    Hosted by The Nonprofit Center of Texoma and held on the Midwestern State University campus, the North Texas Nonprofit & Business Summit included nearly 20 distinct breakout sessions and a keynote address by Paul W. Harris, President and CEO of Hoblitzelle Foundation.

    North Texas Nonprofit Business Summit 2017

  • Lufkin | October 20-21, 2017
    This summit was a first-of-its-kind event in Deep East Texas. Local nonprofit executive directors and board members learned about managing a nonprofit, strategic planning, fundraising and more during the two-day conference. The East Texas Nonprofit Leadership Summit was designed and coordinated through a partnership between Angelina College, United Way of Angelina County, T.L.L. Temple Foundation, and OneStar Foundation.

    East Texas Nonprofit Leadership Conference 2017

  • Beaumont | January 23, 2018
    The Southeast Texas Nonprofit Summit featured a keynote address by Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Food/Drug, multiple breakout sessions and networking opportunities. The event was hosted by the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, and was a sold out event in which nonprofit employees, board members and volunteers came together for a robust day of learning and connecting.

    Southeast Texas Nonprofit Summit 2018

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott was a special guest at all three summits, welcoming attendees and providing remarks on volunteerism and service. The 2017 Texas Nonprofit Summit series was sponsored in part through a generous grant from AT&T.


  • El Paso | August, 5, 2016
    The community-organized El Paso Nonprofit Business Summit brought nonprofit, higher education and business leaders together to reenergize the nonprofit sector in El Paso with innovative tools, resources and ideas to create new solutions to old problems.
  • Edinburg | August 9, 2016
    The Rio Grande Valley Nonprofit Business Summit brought together thought leaders, practitioners, and funders to engage in dynamic conversations about meaningful and sustainable change in Rio Grande Valley communities. Participants learned how business and social enterprise models are having remarkable results in addressing the most pressing social problems while advancing the position of the nonprofit sector. Attendees explored cutting edge ideas and trends for engaging corporate sponsors and formed strategic alliances with private, public and philanthropic partners.
  • Lubbock | September 15, 2016
    Igniting Creativity: Service & Leadership Symposium was dedicated to living out everything the Volunteer Center of Lubbock is about – inspiring a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. The goal of this event was for every attendee achieve a renewed sense of purpose and acquire practical tools to act on their personal and organizational missions.Business and community leaders, teachers, students, and nonprofit organizations convened with the purpose of building a stronger South Plains.

    Texas Nonprofit Regional Summit Events 2016

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott was a special guest at all three summits, welcoming attendees and providing remarks on volunteerism and service. The 2016 Texas Nonprofit Summit series was sponsored in part through a generous grant from AT&T.