For more interesting articles, visitAcross industries and regions, the concept of organizational agility is catching fire as companies scurry to deal with rapid change and complexity. Yet, achieving the ability to reshape themselves quickly is proving elusive for most. The findings of McKinsey’s first global research study of agile organizations underscores the difficulties in achieving their desired nimbleness. But it also illuminates that getting agile right delivers substantial rewards ranging from efficiency improvements and improved customer satisfaction, to faster time to market.
Many believe that Impact and Sustainable Investing is a niche in the investment industry reserved for religious, environmental and social impact foundations. There is also a perspective that “Impact Investing” involves sacrificing investment returns to “do good” and become a “socially conscious” investor. The fact is that neither of those presumptions is true and that Impact Investing is rapidly going mainstream.
In Reciprocity We Trust Newbies, skeptics, the timid (and Ian) DO worry: “So, Tom, where’s the irrefutable research that switching to ‘donor-centered’ communications will raise more money for our org. than the comms crap we now send out?” Mike wrote me a couple of weeks ago…. I’m an avid follower of your newsletters and webinars, so first a little bit of flattery. Thank you… Read more »
Our April 8th Soirée Specials Concert is almost here to finish out our sixth soirée season of intimate and exclusive performances.
STEPHANIE is joined by her colleague in the Argenta Trio, the esteemed pianist JAMES WINN, along with horn virtuoso DeAunn Davis in a program where a Mozart Horn Concerto and the Horn Trio in E-flat bookend American masterpieces by Lukas Foss and John Harbison. It’s a stunning and unique program that you won’t want to miss.
You plan to ask a candidate whom you’ve vetted and wooed for months to serve on your board. You plan what to say if they answer yes or no. But how will you respond if they tell you, “I want to think about it?”
Funding News and Grant Tips Nonprofit Reporting Platform Could Save Sector $1.2 Billion http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-1.aspx#A Succession Works Better When Founder Has Continuing Role http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-1.aspx#B Support for Arts Substantial Yet Shrinking Priority for Foundations http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-1.aspx#C Public Funding Opportunities Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial… Read more »
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Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Genesis Luncheon on Friday, May 11! We are thrilled to host Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank as keynote speaker.
The Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) is a common year round resident in the mountains of West Texas (predominantly the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains) where they live in coniferous forest. There are occasional records for this species in lower elevations, including the desert scrub of the Trans-Pecos regions, predominantly during the winter as well as a few records in the western Panhandle. The Mountain… Read more »
THANK YOU so much to everyone who attended our record-breaking Doorways of Hope Luncheon last week, we’re still reeling from the excitement! It was a sold out crowd. We are so appreciative of our Alpha Home Alumnae and Elizabeth Vargas for personally sharing their struggles with addiction and all of our attendees who came to hear their inspiring messages. Because of you, we surpassed our… Read more »
The Hogg Foundation is expanding eligibility for the Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award to include doctoral students at all institutions of higher education in Texas. Applicants must be pursuing a PhD in nursing, psychology, social work or another field relevant to mental health.
Funding News and Grant Tips Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Totaled $14.7 Billion in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#A Study Finds Donors Pay Little Attention to Overhead Costs http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#B U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $43.6 Billion in 2017 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#C Public Funding Opportunities Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-DK-17-023 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-2-3.aspx#D Development… Read more »
THEY, WHO SOUND
Presented in collaboration with Nameless Sound
Experimental sound making, improvised music, noises, the sounding of art, and the performance of art and…
Join us as we kick off the Farmers Market at the Cibolo 2018 Season! In addition to a great roster of vendors, we will have Live Music, Kids Crafts, New Member Giveaways,Garden Tours and Tips and Historic House Tours.
Brew on the Bayou is less than 2 weeks away! After the set-back that was Harvey we are so excited to finally host our 20th Anniversary event on Saturday March 10th from 4 – 8 pm. We are finalizing event details and organizing a host of volunteers to help run Brew – and the more we talk about it the more we realize… Read more »
Award-winning poet Martín Espada will hold readings and book signings at Texas State
Born of a desire to bring the many members of the North Texas poetry community into conversation with each other, The Common Language Project places participants in the same room and turns them loose to dream.
To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the first Arts Funding benchmark study, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) commissioned arts philanthropy researcher Steven Lawrence for a comprehensive analysis of trends in arts and culture funding over the past twenty-five years.
In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.
The much anticipated Dress for Success® annual Spring sale is upon us and this year, we are taking full advantage of all the Fiesta fun!
Your board wants to help lead you to greater fiscal health. You want the same thing. Why then do so many CEOs tell me they’re disappointed in the board support they receive when it comes to generating income?