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By Guest Blogger / May 17, 2016
Steve Guengerich is a life-long entrepreneur, award-winning author and co-founder of an information technology services firm. When his job brought him to Austin, his philanthropic spirit brought him to Austin Community Foundation.
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By Guest Blogger / April 18, 2016
Dr. Paul Cruz, superintendent of Austin ISD, shares how local schools are leading the country in putting social and emotional learning on par with academics, with help from Austin Community Foundation.
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By Guest Blogger / March 14, 2016
We invited the co-chairs of the grants committee for the Women’s Fund of Central Texas to share their memories and thoughts about the process of selecting which nonprofits helping women and children receive grant funds. A program of the Foundation, the Women’s Fund aims to improve the status of women and children in our community.
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By Mike Nellis / January 25, 2016
Recently I invited Suzi Sosa, co-founder and CEO of Verb, to lead a conversation about social innovation and entrepreneurship with representatives from local charitable foundations. Suzi is a firm believer that by 2050, most nonprofits will not look anything like they do now.
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By Guest Blogger / November 30, 2015
Before you celebrate the end of 2016, take a few minutes to review your philanthropic goals and maximize your giving.
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By Mike Nellis / November 9, 2015
Great momentum comes from a clear sense of purpose. When nonprofits focus on their clear mission, they can drive significant results and impact.
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By Guest Blogger / October 15, 2015
Austin is poised to become the next stop on the Social Innovation map, but how did we get there?
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By Guest Blogger / September 15, 2015
During back-to-school orientation, Jennifer Esterline’s son’s third-grade teacher asked parents to complete a questionnaire with their student’s help. One question asked about the student’s goals for the year. This made her pause to think.
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By Guest Blogger / September 9, 2015
Recently, New Orleans and Houston announced they’ve reached “functional zero” on the moving target of homeless veterans. Austin mayor Steve Adler says Austin will be the next city to honor and serve those who have served our country.
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By Guest Blogger / August 11, 2015
Austin’s growth and prosperity is creating employment, housing and transportation pressures. Guest blogger Greg Weaver, who is leading the redevelopment of the Mueller neighborhood, reflects on how the values of diversity and affordability can thrive when identified as key goals right from the start.
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