SXSW 2015: New to Google Grants? 3 tips for getting started

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Surely your nonprofit has heard about Google Grants. The program offers 501c3 organizations $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords advertising, which could really help nonprofits build awareness, recruit volunteers, promote an event, or increase donations. AdWords are those first few “sponsored” listings that appear at the top of a Google search: strictly words, no images.…

SXSW 2015: What makes a great nonprofit-business partnership?


It seems like the perfect match: Businesses need to align their brand with a good cause and nonprofits… well, nonprofits need the money. And it’s all good because… aren’t nonprofit partnerships with for-profit companies really just about the money? Ask Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet, a nonprofit spay and neuter clinic that offers veterinary services…

SXSW 2015: Why nonprofits should attend

Some of the members of the Skillpoint Alliance team at the IEEE event at the Driskill.

The price may be steep, but the value is tremendous, says Lonny Stern, Senior Director of Business Development at Skillpoint Alliance and the 2015 winner of the Austin Under 40 Award in the Community Service & Non Profit category. We asked Stern – a SXSW veteran – a few questions about his conference experience this year and…

SXSW 2015: New SXSW fund to give $10k grants

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On March 12, South by Southwest (SXSW) announced the SXSW Community Grant Fund, which will award five deserving U.S.-based charities with a $10,000 project or program grant, beginning in 2016. This grant, funded by the SXSW Community Fund, reinforces SXSW’s focus on community and the belief that promoting good in local communities helps foster creative…

SXSW 2015: What motivates these Dewey honorees?

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What gets you up in the morning? You know you’ve found your true calling when the thing that motivates you the moment your eyes open is the same thing you do all day. That’s why we asked these remarkable SXSW Dewey Winburne Community Service Award winners what gets them up in the morning. The Dewey…