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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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5th Round of the LeadershipPLENTY® Institute-Waco’s Approaching — Applications are Due August 10!

The LeadershipPLENTY® Institute-Waco (LPI) is a leadership training program sponsored by Today’s Action Tomorrow’s Leaders (TATL). TATL specifically targets individuals with a passion and interest in the continued development of our community.
LPI utilizes a nationally recognized curriculum designed to enable individuals of varying backgrounds, occupations and experiences to confidently identify problems in their communities and implement a plan of action to address those problems. The program provides practical tools for developing and strengthening civic leadership skills, as well as enhancing other qualities of leadership.
We will be accepting applications now through August 10 and selected participants will be notified before September 1. 
To learn more about the program, click here.
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Bush School 2015-2016 Capstone Client Applications

The Bush School 2015-2016 Capstone Program is accepting Client Applications up to August 3

The goal of the capstone is to enhance students’ management and policy education by developing collaborative consulting engagements with public and nonprofit organizations. Students assist client organizations in addressing existing and emerging challenges. Client hosts will be solicited from a range of public and nonprofit organizations including state and local government agencies, school districts and intermediary entities…read more.

To be considered, please complete the linked application along with any supporting documents, no later than Monday, August 3, 2015 . Email to Matthew Upton, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Career & Student Services,

For the applicant notification timeline, click here.

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Nominations for National Philanthropy Day are Available!

Nominations are now being accepted for the Central Texas Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day awards.

National Philanthropy Day will be held Thursday, November 12, at Ridgewood Country Club at 7301 Fish Pond Road in Waco . 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).

Click here for the 2015 NPD Awards Nomination Form, or online at www.centexafp.orgDeadline is Monday, July 20, 2015 by 5 pm.


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4 New Resources on Board Governance, Financial Management & Human Resources

New Resource Postings

In Board Governance — Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

In Financial Management — Audits

In Human Resources — Job Descriptions

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Fundraising Opportunity with Fuego Tortilla Grill

Fuego Tortilla Grill’s Waco location wants to help you raise money for your organization! 

Located at 9110 Jordan Lane in Woodway, Texas, Fuego Tortilla Grill is offering nonprofit groups a 15% donation from their guests’ sales. Fundraisers are held between 5 pm – 10 pm and the restaurant has a flyer template with their logo on it that you may use to personalize with your details and distribute.

For more information, contact Shannon Sudderth, Director of Marketing & Catering, at or  call 254.235.1931

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Have you heard of .ONG & .NGO Domains? You probably should…

Did you know that more nonprofits (many of which work with international audiences) are starting to acquire “.ong” and “.ngo” domains?

In‘s article, they share insightful information about these new domains.

On May 6th, the entity known as Public Interest Registry (PIR), which administers the .org top-level domain, the world’s third-largest “generic” top-level domain, officially launched the new .ngo and .ong domains, now available to nonprofits internationally.

Already over 1,400 .ong and .ngo domain names have been registered by non-governmental organizations, nonprofits, and charities around the world. These unique domains could give an organization more trust and credibility online in a space where charity scams are becoming increasingly more common. Read more here.

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