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AUG 31: Sample the performing arts in Austin for free

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Maybe you’re not an arts person, but here’s why you should be: 1. Nonprofit arts and culture are a significant industry in the City of Austin, one that generates $236 million in total economic activity.* 2. This spending—$137.2 million by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $99 million in event-related spending by their…

Nonprofits, sign up for new “give” mobile app

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According to Nonprofit Tech for Good, the new mobile app will allow anyone in the U.S. to make a donation to any U.S. nonprofit that’s registered with the app. The app was developed with Guidestar and Network for Good. Every donation made using the app will be charged a 4.75% fee (what they’re calling a…

2014 List of School Supply Drives Around Austin

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Considering a school supply drive? There are four important things to keep in mind before you go out and fill your basket with glue sticks! 1. Monetary donations are better than donations of actual school supplies. Many of these organizations like For The Children can purchase supplied in bulk so your donation of $40 will…

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How to help children and family refugees in Texas

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“More than 52,000 minors traveling without their parents have been caught crossing the southwest border illegally since October, including 9,000 in May alone, a record,” according to a June 25 story in the New York Times, many of them from Central Americans countries. Why would parents take such risks? Why would they put them in…

JUNE 4: Learn what it takes to engage Hispanics

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GivingCity is a firm believer in diversity but we also believe there are a lot of nonprofit organizations that aren’t convinced and/or don’t have the will to make it happen. Let’s recognize this: Diversifying your board, your staff, your volunteers and your donors is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing…