Posted in Economics
05/30 2013

We could all use this class….srsly…

This is pretty brillant. I know that the modern donor has way too many choices and anything the sector can do to help them make better choices…is better for all of us. Plus recently completing a MOOC I’m pretty in love with the format. Your thoughts?

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Posted in Economics
08/8 2011

Hot spots. Hot issues.

I’m a graduate of Leadership Austin and want all my readers to know more about it. Leadership Austin’s Experience Austin is a great way to further your knowledge of Austin issues and strengthen your engagement with the community. These days, community connections are becoming all the more essential in both our business and civic spheres – and this is a wonderful opportunity to build new relationships, learn about Austin’s critical issues, and find out more about how we can best serve our community.
Experience Austin consists of 5 program sessions, and is a must for anyone who values networking and a deep understanding of their community as critical for success.

Participants will:


  • Join a select group (limited to 24) for unprecedented access to the latest information about Austin’s key issues from top community, business and arts leaders.
  • Meet the movers and shakers in the business and civic community and form connections that will make both personal and professional impact.
  • Go behind the scenes to hear from decision makers on topics such as Austin’s growth and changing demographics, Central Texas workforce development initiatives, economic development, transportation, healthcare and the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the city.
  • Learn how to get involved, get connected and make a difference!


The fall 2011 session of Leadership Austin’s extremely popular Experience Austin program includes in-depth sessions on the topics of:


  • Education and Workforce development
  • Land Use, Transportation, Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Austin’s economy and demographics and
  • The creative and entrepreneurial spirit of our city

Experience Austin Fall 2011
Friday, October 14, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and
Tuesdays, October 18, October 25, November 1 and November 8, from 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Full details and registration

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Posted in Economics
02/16 2011

Tax Time! : Turbo Tax Giveaway and nonprofits

Preparing your taxes can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced filer.  But if you’re a recent college graduate, you’re self-employed, or you’ve had a life-changing event, it can be downright head scratching. So where do you begin the process of filing a federal and state income tax return? The nonprofit Gen Y Out Loud is here to help!

They are very fortunate to have TurboTax provide them with three gift cards for the online version of its Deluxe tax preparation software. You can win one of the gift cards, valued at $29.95, in three different ways. Make sure you do all three for your best chance to win! Contest ends at noon CST on March 2, 2011. How cool is that?

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Posted in Economics
09/27 2010

How much does your NP boss get paid?

Check out the latest figures from the 2010 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report. Interesting facts below. What do you think?

Do you know:

* How many CEOs headed nonprofits with budgets greater than $50 million in FY 2008?
Answer: 3,107. The median compensation for those CEOs was $394,508.
* How many CEOs headed nonprofits with budgets between $25 million and $50 million in FY 2008?
Answer: 2,332. Their median compensation was $238,085.
* How many CEOs headed nonprofits with budgets between $10 million and $25 million in FY 2008?
Answer: 6,117. Their median compensation was $173,457.
* The budget category that had the greatest number of CEOs in FY 2008?
Answer: Between $1 million and $2.5 million. Some 18,589 individuals headed these organizations. Their median compensation was $87,849

Source: 2010 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

Read highlights of the 2010 report

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