Honoring Mothers 17th Annual Luncheon

The Battered Women and Children's Shelter

Join The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and author Gwendolen Wilder on Thursday, May 3rd at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio for a luncheon celebrating strength and resiliency of women and mothers.   Article Author: The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter

Cactus Pear Music Festival Soiree on April 8

Cactus Pear Music Festival

If you’ve never heard chamber music performed as it was intended to be experienced in the “chambers” of palaces, estates and villas, then you’ve not had the pleasure of true chamber music. The intimacy of the venues, the closeness of the performing Artists and the delightful company of like-minded music lovers make for a truly memorable afternoon.

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings – and Texas isn’t on it. Texas is ranked #38 out of 50 states. Texas has poor access to decent healthcare that’s low quality in the first place.

U. S. News & World Report and The Aetna Foundation

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced the inaugural Healthiest Communities rankings. The new report evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and economy. In addition to assessing which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive, healthy life, the rankings offer insight into the best approaches for improving public health that can be shared and implemented across the country.

Google has taken the initiative to begin ‘Building a stronger future for journalism’ by elevating quality and fighting discrimination

Google

“Google cares deeply about journalism. We believe in spreading knowledge to make life better for everyone. It’s at the heart of Google’s mission. It’s the mission of publishers and journalists. Put simply, our futures are tied together.”
SUNDAR PICHAI, CEO, GOOGLE

Join us at the exclusive multi-course No Kid Hungry Dinner in San Antonio on May 6th at Hotel Emma in the Pearl

Jacqueline Beretta

Every year, the country’s best chefs join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting No Kid Hungry Dinners presented by Citi. In more than a dozen cities across the nation, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience curated by each city’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

In San Antonio, we are proud to be hosted for the second time by Chef John Brand at Hotel Emma. In addition to delicious food and find

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 INDEPENDENTS SHOW 2018

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

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…

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 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#A   DSHS Audiovisual Library Offers New Titles http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#B     Public Funding Opportunities   2018 Small Grants Program http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#C   Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV AIDS (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-699 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-2.aspx#D 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.