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Austin Monthly Luncheons  

We require 24 hour advance notice for all cancellations.  Failure to give advanced notice will be invoiced.  Please contact if you need to cancel. 

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St. David's Episcopal Church - Crail Hall B & C

301 E. 8th St

Austin, TX 78701


11:30am - 1:00pm

The luncheons will continue to be a hot buffet style lunch.  If you have special dietary needs, such as gluten free, please email at least 1 week prior to the event.

There will be limited parking available in the St. David's garage, with a parking entrance on Trinity.  We strongly encourage carpooling.  Parking can be purchased as you enter the garage for $5. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

From Volunteer to Board Service, keeping your passionate people engaged

With so many nonprofits in Austin it’s vital that relationships with volunteers and donors are continuously strengthened. But how is potential recognized among board members, fundraisers, and advocates? And how to you communicate with them in a way that pulls them deeper into your organization and uses their talents and resources to the fullest potential? In this session, we’ll follow up with Kate Perez on building your “customer journey map” a tool she touched on during last fall’s “Fundraising Forward” conference. We’ll discuss how to identify your stakeholders, how to build a communication plan based on their needs and relationship to the organization, and how to continuously be growing them within the organization based on their interest and potential to take on more of a role. If you’ve ever questioned if you were leaving opportunity on the table with your volunteers or thought there was potential for more involvement, this session is for you.

Topics in this session include:

  • What are the different roles volunteers play in your organization and what differentiates each of them
  • How to move them through an engagement plan to a more active position during the course of your relationship
  • Use communications to increase reach and recognize valuable opportunities with current stakeholders


Kate Perez, Global Marketing Manager, Cisco

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Advocacy: What role do you play? 

Issues for Nonprofits and Foundations from the 2017 Texas Legislative Session

Austin attorney Richard Meyer will present an overview of bills and issues in the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature that affect nonprofits, foundations, state associations and quasi-public agencies. Included are issues related to governance and oversight of nonprofits, possible extension of government agency "open records" laws to certain nonprofits, privatization of state social programs such as foster care and handing those functions to nonprofit vendors, fundraising, protection of religious beliefs of organizations providing public services, new "B-corps", and property tax exemptions.  For background, see


Richard W. Meyer, Attorney

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Building a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Organization

Many of us in the nonprofit sector have realized that having a scarcity mentality leads to a lack of conditions for success. This creates painfully high turnover and unsustainable relationships between constituents and our organizations. Studies like Underdeveloped from CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund helped us understand the need to nurture a strong culture of philanthropy. This kind of culture, however, cannot be achieved if the only people pushing for it are fundraisers—the very people whose time and resources are already stretched thin!

In this panel session led by Blackbaud Institute Managing Director, Ashley Thompson, you’ll hear from local experts who have charted courses for all different areas of their organizations, including marketing, programs, the board, and everything in between. Their perspectives will help you foster awareness with your organization’s leaders and better articulate philanthropy’s role inside and outside your walls.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Past Luncheons

Friday, June 16, 2017 - The Donors of Tomorrow: Effective Ways to Engage Millennials

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Making Magic Happen: Secret Ingredients to Success in our Sector

Friday, April 21, 2017 - Off the Beaten Path: Fundraising is more than just grants

Friday, March 24, 2017 - Rise Above: Share your organization's good work in singular ways

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Soul food: Feeding your soul so you can nourish others

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