Researchers in the Department of Biology at Texas State University have teamed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to identify the most effective ways to recruit private landowners to save the critically endangered Houston toad, and by extension, the integrity of East Texas prairie ecosystems. Led by Assistant Professor Chris Serenari, principal investigator of the Human Dimensions Lab, Texas State researchers are… Read more »
Kid’s Camp 2019 is here! Ages 7-17 may apply to learn about the exotic animal species IEAS has and what it takes to care for them on a daily basis. Please feel free to email email@example.com for more information! Email Us to Sign Up Article Author: International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) will honor Lee and Ramona Bass at the 2019 Texas Conservation Hall of Fame event on April 11 at the Fort Worth Zoo. The two are being recognized for their decades of conservation efforts in Texas and beyond. “We’re pleased to celebrate Lee and Ramona Bass,” said Mike Greene, chair of TPWF’s board of trustees. “Ramona and Lee… Read more »
An annual survey of Central Texascompanies found most have charitable giving budgets, and a large percentage increased their donations of funds and employee volunteer hours last year. The 2019 Rodman Report details those and other results from the Survey of Corporate Giving, compiling anonymous responses from local businesses of all sizes and industries. Conducted by Austin-based philanthropic advisors Rodman & Associates, the study marked… Read more »
Last Satuday was our 2nd Annual Lende Lecture and it was a huge success. We got to see lots of our friends come together to learn about a critical issue facing Texas: water. Here is Dr. Andrew Sansom’s lecture in full, including introductions by Mayor Elect Tim Handren, Candace Andrews of the Cibolo Preserve, and our founder and CEO Carolyn Chipman Evans. … Read more »
APRIL 2019 On the Road Again… This month our office chairs and hiking boots were abandoned for podiums and dress shoes as Shumla team members presented in Orlando, Austin and Albuquerque. ORLANDO Dr. Karen Steelman presented at the American Chemical Society Meeting and was selected as a “Must See” Speaker among thousands of presenters. AUSTIN Executive… Read more »
We hear it all the time in fundraising: tell stories. But stories by themselves do not raise money. There has to be emotional involvement, too. Stories “that involve us emotionally are the stories that move us to action,” psychologist Paul Zak discovered in his research. And moving us to action can = making a gift.
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and Southern Methodist University (SMU) are hosting their annual seminar for professional advisors, estate attorneys, CPAs and wealth planners to develop specific strategies to integrate philanthropy into their practices. Professor Samuel A. Donaldson of Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, will discuss major provisions from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as a recap of… Read more »
Wells Fargo announced the company donated more than $13 million through 875 grants to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of Texas. Wells Fargo’s philanthropic contributions build on a long history of collaboration with local nonprofits and community leaders to make a positive impact by addressing urgent community issues such as affordable housing, education, small business… Read more »
Moody Gardens wants you to be a reefer starting 4/20. Now that we have your attention, an international effort is underway to increase awareness and combat a disease that is rapidly killing the Florida Reef Tract, the third largest coral reef system in the world. Moody Gardens’ new Coral Rescue Lab will be used to propagate coral as it focuses on species being impacted… Read more »
The University of Houston System announced Thursday during a Board of Regents meeting held in Clear Lake that it had reached the $1 billion goal of the “Here, We Go” fundraising campaign 18 months ahead of the anticipated 2020 completion date. The fundraising campaign — which has garnered $1.003 billion for UH from more than 178,000 donors thus far — began quietly in 2012… Read more »
I don’t know about you, but I love watching shows that transition “ho-hum” people, places and things into something more attractive, unique, and desirable by giving them the “Oh Wow” factor. The experts seem to breathe new life into run down properties, outdated styles, and flea market junk. They listen to understand what people want or need, agree on the budget, then create a shared vision and plan of what might be, and once everyone is in agreement, the transformation begins.
In anticipation of World Water Day this Friday, we’ve convened top H2O experts for fresh insights in our Trend magazine. As this finite resource becomes increasingly limited, some see Earth’s glass as half empty—but science provides hope. The world’s wet regions are getting wetter and its dry areas drier—and much more quickly than previously thought, NASA satellite data show. Scientists predict over half of humanity will live in water-stressed areas by 2025.
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announces that financial planner Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, senior vice president of Carter Financial Management, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Vester Hughes Award, which was established in 2017 to honor individuals who most embody the spirit of the late, respected tax lawyer, Vester T. Hughes, Jr. Donors often take a personal approach to charitable giving, but… Read more »
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation presented this year’s Frederick S. Keller, M.D., Philanthropy Award to John Abele, FSIR at the foundation’s annual Gala on March 24, held in conjunction with the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin. The Frederick S. Keller, M.D., Philanthropy Award honors an individual who, through exceptional generosity and through inspiring others to give, demonstrates outstanding… Read more »
The St. David’s Foundation will present $1 million in matching funds to 72 St. David’s Foundation nonprofit grant partners that participated in Amplify Austin Day 2019, officials announced. The annual luncheon takes place on Wednesday, March 27, at noon CT at Austin’s Mercury Hall. Grant partners raised more than $4.5 million during the 24-hour period which took place this year from Feb. 28 to… Read more »
If you saw attorneys working with patients while you were waiting to see your doctor, what would you think? Historically, the most common interaction between attorneys and physicians is when there’s a lawsuit either against the facility or the physician.
People’s Community Clinic in Austin, Texas is reversing that perception by modeling a recent trend found in public clinics across the country by establishing an in-house Medical/Legal Partnership (MLP) to address the legal determinants of health.
Out of the blue, the phone rings and the caller on the other end says, “We are inviting you to apply for a $5 million grant, are you interested?”
The path to something bigger and better for your nonprofit is clear. Either you have these 5 traits, or you work to develop them. But without them you will remain safely and securely where you are right now.
Reminder: FY18 Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Applications Due Tomorrow http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al30-3-2.aspx#A Online Giving Increased 1.2 Percent in 2018 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al30-3-2.aspx#B Nonprofits Missing Out on Social Media Connections http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al30-3-2.aspx#C Public Funding Opportunities 2019 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC): CDC-RFA-CK19-1904 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al30-3-2.aspx#D Implementing Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Tourette Syndrome… Read more »