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Friday, October 9 — Smart Succession Planning, Successful Transitions

Waco needs its nonprofits to remain strong and vibrant long into the future. The next leader of your organization is a critical part of that puzzle. Our facilitator Lisa Burford will present on how smart succession planning ensures organizational sustainability as it takes you beyond simple replacement of staff to grooming individuals who are qualified and ready to lead the organization into the future. Click here to learn more about the speaker and topics covered.

CPE credits are available for this course!
Registration closes September 29. Cancellations after 9/29 will be refunded on a prorated basis.
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
Time: 9 am – 4 pm. Check-in begins at 8:30 am.
Location: Waco Convention Center, Texas Room 118, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701
Cost: $20 Regular Rate. Use code EARLYBIRD10 thru 9/22 for $10 off!
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Looking for Financial Management Tools & Resources?

The has several resources available for your financial management needs. Check them out here: National Council of Nonprofits, Financial Management.

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This financial management link is posted in our Resources page. To find similar Financial Management information, click here. Want more selection? Click here for other categories.


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Booth Invitations to Nonprofits for Vanguard College Preparatory School’s Community Service Fair Day

For Nonprofits

Vanguard has always believed in the value of community service and teaching youth about the importance of giving back. We recognize that Waco has an array of nonprofit organizations and that families may not be aware of these benefits within the Waco area. With this in mind, we are excited to announce a Community Service Fair Day on October 7, 2015 on our campus. We would be honored to have you be a part of this Community Service Fair Day. Please read through the event details below and reply back at to join.

Waco area nonprofit organizations will be invited to have a booth at the Community Service Fair Day. Organizations will be provided with a table, tablecloth, chairs, snacks and lunch.

Why attend? Inform youth about your organization and provide information about volunteering opportunities.

Who is invited? Vanguard School students and parents. Public and private schools with students in grades 7-12 will be invited to send up to 10 students to this event.

Community Service Day Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Check-in
  • 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Set up of booth for nonprofit attendees
  • 11:00 AM  Welcome from Vanguard announcement
  • 11:10 AM  Community Service fair opens
  • 11:10 AM-12:30 PM Community Service Fair
  • 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Take down of booth

***Lunch provided to nonprofit attendees

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AFP National Philanthropy Deadline extended!

The deadline for National Philanthropy Day nominations has been extended through Friday, July 31. Individuals may nominate within the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award, Philanthropist of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation, Outstanding Community Service Organization, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Foundation, Outstanding Fundraising Professional and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (ages 5-18). Nomination forms can be found online at and all nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31. National Philanthropy Day will be held Thursday, November 12, at Ridgewood Country Club.

Click here for the 2015 NPD Awards Nomination Form.

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McGregor Bank Seeks 2015 Charity Champions Nominations

Each fall, McGregor Bank selects six nonprofits as a Charity Champion in the Bell, Coryell or McLennan county. Press Release.
To benefit from this selection, the nonprofit will have a live, on-field presentation at a Baylor home football game, maximum organization exposure and a 360 Solutions executive training for the staff and leadership of each Charity Champion organization.
During 2014, CASA of McLennan and Hill CountiesAVANCE WacoGenerations AdoptionsFamily Abuse CenterWaco Habitat for Humanity and Meal & Wheels Waco were named Charity Champions. Each organization was recognized during the six 2014 Baylor University football games played at home during the inaugural season of McLane Stadium.
To find out more and for nominations, please click here.
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Retain More Donors with Donor Perfect’s Free Monthly Giving Starter Kit

A strong monthly giving program is essential to every nonprofit’s success. Recurring donors give more money, for more consecutive years than single-gift donors.’s free Monthly Giving Starter Kit provides proven fundraising strategies to help you start a recurring gift program, or build on your current program.

Find out more here!

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Fundraising Opportunity with Mama Fu’s Asian House Restaurant

Mama Fu’s can assist with your fundraising needs with their CORE (Community Outreach Revenue Effort) fundraising campaigns.

For everyone who comes in to eat that day and says they are there to support you, Mama Fu’s CORE donations will donate a percentage of their total checks back to you, which can be up to 25%. This also includes the sale of gift cards.

To find out more, contact Allison McClain, Local Store Marketing, at or (512) 589-5850.

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32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, OneStar Foundation

Nominations are now open for the 32nd annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards! The awards will be held at the Texas Governor’s Mansion on September 21, 2015! 

In conjunction with the Office of the Governor, OneStar Foundation is pleased to announce the 32nd annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. Awardees will be honored on Monday, September 21, 2015, at an evening reception hosted by Honorary Chair, First Lady Cecilia Abbott, at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas.

If you know of an outstanding individual, group or organization that truly embodies the Texas tradition of community service, we encourage you to nominate them for an award.

The Governor’s Volunteer Award categories are: Governor’s Lonestar Achievement, First Lady’s Rising Star, Partners in Education, Service to Veterans, Higher Education Community Impact, Corporate Community Impact, Community Leadership, Senior Corps Community Impact, and AmeriCorps  “Make a Difference”.

To see descriptions and criteria for each award, please visit OneStar Foundation’s website. Click here to submit a nomination.

The deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 21, 2015.

Any questions related to the Governor’s Volunteer Awards can be sent to

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