3 Great Nonprofit Resources in Texas
Mission Capital serves central Texas and provides the tools and guidance needed to tackle complex issues and create lasting social change. They believe that big community problems get solved by the nonprofit community, and they appreciate that each nonprofit is different, and that collectively, they have the power to change the world.
By focusing on six areas that frame the backbone of every nonprofit, they encourage you to enhance your organization in a meaningful way with innovative approaches to problem solving, proven programs, and business savvy.
Members have access to strategies, workshops, and collaborations that strengthen your clarity of purpose, sustainability, leadership, operations, and implantation skills. In addition, members will gain entry to a network of more than 3,000 nonprofit professionals, board members, and social sector leaders who want to connect to Austin’s philanthropic community.
With Mission Capital you can network and advance your knowledge with exclusive member meet ups and private discussion forums for nonprofit professionals. You can also partake in courses that embrace knowledge, such as discovering your leadership style and employee engagement. As a member of Mission Capital, you’ll have access to the tools, guidance, and network needed to position your organization for success.
Not in central Texas? They have a great blog that anyone can learn a thing or two from.
Located in Houston Texas, The Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) gives your nonprofit the power to do good. Their goal is to help nonprofits flourish by broadcasting their value to the world. They connect, support, and inform your team to help you achieve your full potential.
Membership benefits are extensive, and if fully utilized can save you over
$1,500. They offer discounts to great
companies that fill every need of a nonprofit organization, such as Board Source, Tech Soup, Nonprofit Quarterly, and The IT Guys.
In addition to discounts, you’ll have access to resources that enhance your organization, including:
- Education and training
- Job postings with social media promotion
- A sense of community and shared responsibility
- Startup assistance
- Organizational development
- Nonprofit Toolkits
- Passionate experts that consult, coach, and mentor you
No matter this size or scope of your organization, TANO will “meet you where are and provide invaluable resources to suit your needs”
Association of Fundraising Professionals
A national organization, The Association of Fundraising Professionals has 11 chapters in Texas that host monthly meetings for nonprofit advocates to connect.
Connecting the community is just a slice of the pie they offer however. As an organization, they have inspired global change and supported efforts that have generated over 1 trillion dollars. In fact, their members raise nearly one-third of all charitable giving in North America.
Member benefits include a host of discounts to other nonprofit resources. As well as an emphasis on professional development with think tank research, detailed studies (conducted on compensation, benefits, and fundraising), discussion groups, and mentoring programs.
In addition they have a resource center that offers customized research assistance on all fundraising issues and best practices. They also offer a one stop shop of fundraising education in their Online Knowledge Center . You’ll find webinars, recordings, blogs, and toolkits, as well as access to consulting professionals and popular social media happenings.
Renata Poe Massie, Content Creator for Jitasa