Data finds Millennials are actively moving away from traditional forms of cause engagement and while taking consistent action on causes they care about

The Case Foundation & Achieve

“The Millennial Impact Project is a pivotal series of studies [helping] organizations and individuals everywhere understand the best approaches to cultivating the interest and involvement of this generation.” – Case Foundation

“When it comes to insights about millennials, our most populous generation, the annual Millennial Impact Report never disappoints.” – Ryan Scott, Forbes

The Millennial Impact Project is the largest body of data and analysis on how US millennials interact with causes. Since beginning the study in 2009, Achieve has researched the behavior and preferences of more than 100,000 millennials (born 1980-2000) through surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.


The Art Center of Corpus Christi

The Art Center of Corpus Christi hosted its annual Independents Show artist reception Wednesday, March 7. The exhibition is an extremely diverse collection, comprised of all mediums and subject matters. The works will be on display in the Meadows Gallery through March 30.

They, Who Sound

Lawndale Art Center

Presented in collaboration with Nameless Sound
Experimental sound making, improvised music, noises,
the sounding of art, and the performance of art and…

Different Artists and Performers
Every Monday at Lawndale
Two distinct sets each night

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Diversity Can Lead to More Engaged Board Members   DSHS Audiovisual Library Offers New Titles     Public Funding Opportunities   2018 Small Grants Program   Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-699 Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R21 Clinical… Read more »

At this latest fundraising conference, I at last began to wonder . . . 
”What is abuse?”

Tom Ahern

Witness one form of abuse unique to fundraising . . . You get the training. You learn, say, how and why donor-centered communications raise lots more money. But your boss doesn’t like the way donor-centered communications sound … so your boss says no.

Why? Because your boss doesn’t know any better. Because your boss trusts her own uninformed hunches, instincts, opinions more than she or he trusts you and the training you’ve just received. 

And you need the job . . .

Donor-centricity hardball: “Show me the money.”

Tom Ahern

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 »

Don’t Miss Cactus Pear Music Festival’s April 8th Soiree: LONGHORNS & LAGNIAPPES

Cactus Pear Music Festival

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.

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Nonprofit Reporting Platform Could Save Sector $1.2 Billion   Succession Works Better When Founder Has Continuing Role   Support for Arts Substantial Yet Shrinking Priority for Foundations     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 »

Getting agile right in your organization

Aaron De Smet, McKinsey & Company

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.

GCBO’s Bird of the Month

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

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 »

It was a record-breaking, sold out Doorways of Hope luncheon!

Alpha Home

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 »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Totaled $14.7 Billion in 2017   Study Finds Donors Pay Little Attention to Overhead Costs   U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $43.6 Billion in 2017     Public Funding Opportunities   Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-DK-17-023 Development… Read more »