Change Makers

New Points of Lights Civic Accelerator Class Announced

Whew! That title is a mouthful. I was lucky enough this year to be involved as a judge for this contest. Check out our full announcement below. The Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator – the first national startup accelerator dedicated solely to investing in civic ventures – announced today the 13 startups selected to participate in its fall 2014 program, ...

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Are you ready for the CreateAThon?

Apply now to be a part of CreateAthon Austin! Through CreateAthon local professionals provide Central Texas nonprofit organizations with free creative consultations, services and materials such as logos, letterhead packages, brochures, posters, web design assistance and more. This year CreateAthon Austin is partnering with GiveCamp to provide a larger spectrum of pro bono services to nonprofits in our community. Several projects will be selected for both CreateAthon and GiveCamp and ...

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Want to attend SXSW? Doing amazing social good?

Here’s your chance! The SXSW Interactive Scholarship program recognizes individuals who are using innovative technology and new media to address significant community challenges. This program seeks nominees across all sectors and countries whose innovative, impactful work (whether as a career or avocational passion) helps others. Non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens, and civic-minded entrepreneurs are all eligible to win.At SXSW, we ...

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Update on City of Austin Strategic Committee for CSVP

That stands for Community Service, Volunteerism and Philanthropy BTW. Our last meeting was a sparsley attended due to SXSW ramp up but we had a packed agenda. They Mayor’s City of service staff  met with 46 Austin-area nonprofits and collected their insights on organizational and community challenges and solutions. Organizations that were invited to participate cut across issue areas and ...

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