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Texas Nonprofit Summit

With more than 120,000 nonprofits working across the great State of Texas, the Texas Nonprofit Summit is the sector's premier training and networking event.

SAVE THE DATE! The next Texas Nonprofit Summit will be held February 24-26, 2025. Details coming soon.

Taking bold action to move forward together​

Texas Nonprofit Summit offers valuable opportunities for nonprofit changemakers of all backgrounds to learn, network, and collaborate with others from across the state. This year, we invite you to RE:engage 一 exploring nonprofit issues as they relate to today’s ever-evolving Texas landscape and building momentum as we embark together on a new chapter of exhilarating challenges and vast possibilities for the sector.

This information-packed conference will inspire and equip you with relevant insights that you can apply to strengthen and reimagine your work 一 and don’t miss our day at the Texas State Capitol, a chance to take action and champion the nonprofit sector to state leaders!

Scholarships to cover registration fee and/or lodging at a conference hotel are now available. Click here to apply >

Thank you to our sponsors

Want to support the Texas Nonprofit Summit? Click here to learn about partnership opportunities >

Agenda

Click on the events below to view the full list of available sessions! Download PDF of the agenda here.

Monday, February 27

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Check-in & Welcome
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 28

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM​
Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Keynote Addresses
Click here to join the live online simulcast
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Networking Lunch

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Summit Festival
Enjoy carnival-style games, cocktails, and conversation at this festive end-of-day celebration.

Wednesday, March 1

Texas Nonprofit Strong Day at the Capitol

We will start and end our day at REJ Conference Center, located at 1501 Congress Ave, one block north of the Texas State Capitol. Free parking is available to Texas Nonprofit Summit attendees in State Parking Garage B at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Please check your email to download and print your parking pass.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The Power of Advocacy & Raising Your Voice to Drive Change
Experienced advocates, nonprofit professionals, lobbyists and legislative staffers share tips and advice for effective year-round outreach and advocacy to state and local policymakers.

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Group Photo, Exploring the Capitol & Legislative Office Drop-Ins
Witness the announcement of United Ways of Texas resolutions and observe committee hearings in progress. Drop off Texas Nonprofit Strong information packets to legislators.

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Lunch & Guided Tours of the Texas State Capitol
Enjoy networking over lunch and a 30-minute guided tour of the Texas State Capitol starting at 12:30 PM.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Texas Nonprofit Strong 2023
Hear the latest data on the impact of our sector statewide and get speaking points and advice for sharing the data on Texas Nonprofit Strong Day and year-round.

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

What’s Next for Texas Nonprofit Strong
Debrief your day and discover how you can continue to help educate others about the power of our nonprofit sector and make a plan for action.

Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor booths to explore the latest resources for Texas nonprofits!

Venue

Commons Conference Center
10100 Burnet Rd, Building 137, Austin, TX 78758

Where to Stay

Texas Nonprofit Summit attendees are eligible for negotiated pricing that falls within current GSA daily lodging rates at the following nearby hotels. Click on the direct booking links below to reserve.

Getting There & Parking

For navigation purposes, enter the building address at 2901 Read Granberry Trail, Austin, TX 78758 into your GPS device.

All attendees will have access to free on-site parking. Registrants will receive a parking permit and detailed instructions via email one week in advance of the event. Print the permit and display it on your vehicle’s dashboard. If you do not receive a parking permit prior to your arrival, you may request one at the registration table. ADA accessible spaces are located in all parking lots.

The Austin MetroRapid bus stop is located on Exploration Way on the west side of the building and offers transit daily along a 15-mile route through Austin. For more information, please visit capmetro.org/route803.

Additional directions and instructions can be found here.

Texas Nonprofit Strong Day

On Wednesday, March 1, attendees will will start and end the day at REJ Conference Center, located at 1501 Congress Ave, one block north of the Texas State Capitol. Free parking is available to Texas Nonprofit Summit attendees in State Parking Garage B at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Please check your email to download and print your parking pass.

Partnership Opportunities

Partner with us to reach an audience of Texas changemakers

Share your services and resources with Texas nonprofits by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the sector’s premier training and networking event. Designed for nonprofit organizations and social impact professionals, this event attracts up to 400 statewide attendees from all levels and mission types, board members, and the corporate community. Download our sponsorship & exhibitor packet to learn more!

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Bringing nonprofits together for Texas-sized impact

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.

The next Texas Nonprofit Summit will be held February 24-26, 2025. Save the date on your calendar:
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Bringing nonprofits together for Texas-sized impact

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.

Past Events

Look back at previous Summits held each year across the big State of Texas.

Download session materials and reference resources from our past Texas Nonprofit Summit events!

Advisory Committee

OneStar is grateful to these leaders for their guidance in designing the 2023 Texas Nonprofit Summit!

  • Kile Bateman, Family First & Texas Nonprofit Council
  • Michelle Brewer, Jefferson County Long Term Recovery Group & Hardin County Strong
  • Brooke Campbell, Volunteer Houston
  • Bill Flores, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Beverley Gonzales, Nonprofit Resource Center for University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Courtney Goss, Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • George Green, OneStar Board
  • Ronnie Hagerty, United Way of Greater Houston & OneStar Board
  • Kathy Keane, Nonprofit consultant & Texas Nonprofit Council
  • Dan Leal, OneStar Board
  • Amy Loar, Texas Grants Resource Center
  • Corina Sadler, City of Plano & OneStar Board
  • Kristen Schlatre, Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University
  • Mica Short, Paso Del Norte Community Foundation
  • Kenny Taylor, The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
  • Kayla White, Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center
  • Phillipa Williams, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc. & Texas Nonprofit Council

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