Nonprofit fighting homelessness wins the NXTMission board contest

NXTMission Winner

NXTBoard, the Austin-based company that helps boards transform the way they work through the first-of-its-kind board portal that combines both board management and strategic planning features, in collaboration with GivingCityAustin, the guide to doing good in Austin, are pleased to recognize Texas Homeless Network as the winner of NXTMission Austin. As the winner of NXTMission Austin, Texas Homeless Network has been awarded a complimentary three-year license of the NXTBoard platform along with a year-long board transformation consulting engagement.

“We are excited to apply our non-profit expertise to Texas Homeless Network to transform the way a board operates, allowing it the opportunity to be more efficient, transparent, outcome focused and more readily able to support the organization in achieving its goals,” said Jeff Allyn, NXTBoard CEO. “The three-year license to our platform coupled with our consulting services will enable Texas Homeless Network to better achieve its overall vision and mission.”

NXTMission Austin was a city-wide search for the most-deserving non-profit organization to help transform a board’s operations by enabling them to streamline processes, drive accountability, defeat dysfunction and achieve outcomes. NXTMission Austin launched in January 2019 and accepted nominations through April. In early May, NXTMission Austin enabled the community to vote and select the winner, and Texas Homeless Network prevailed.

“We weren’t surprised at all by the interest non-profits showed in this opportunity,” said Monica Maldonado Williams, publisher and editor, GivingCityAustin. “We know there’s a need for better board management tools out there. It was a delight to partner with NXTBoard to empower Austin-based non-profit organizations to better serve the community with  transformational tools and expertise.”

With NXTBoard, regardless of board type, users can plan all aspects of a meeting, from agendas to plans to supporting documentation to keeping minutes, as well as set, track and monitor goals, making the day-to-day of being a board member easier and more importantly helping boards have a greater impact in their community. Additionally, NXTBoard’s consulting services provides boards the ability to truly understand their roles and responsibilities in delivering good governance.

“We lead Texas communities to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring,” said Sophia Checa, Director of Continuum of Care Programs, Texas Homeless Network. “We are thrilled to partner with NXTBoard to build infrastructure and processes that will support current and future board members to have manageable and meaningful service terms that will go beyond meeting required mandates to excelling and fulfilling our mission of preventing and ending homelessness in the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care.

About NXTBoard

Based in Austin, TX, NXTBoard delivers board management software and consulting services to help boards transform the way they work. NXTBoard’s first-of its-kind board portal helps boards  go beyond board management and shift the focus from administering meetings to driving action. By working with NXTBoard, boards can operate at the highest level of governance today and as governance evolves. For more information, visit www.nxtboard.com.

About Texas Homeless Network

Texas Homeless Network (THN) is a non-profit membership-based organization helping communities strategically plan to prevent and end homelessness. THN works to end homelessness in Texas by collaborating with all communities, large and small, across the state to build systems to achieve this goal. THN coordinates local and national advocacy efforts, conducts data collection and research, hosts an annual statewide conference, and serves as the lead agency for the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC), assisting  with thecoordination of programs and funding. For more information, visit https://www.thn.org/

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