Frank Erwin Center
"...In a deal that closed today and was just announced on its web-site, the online City Hall/Travis County politics publication In Fact Daily was sold today by Cox Communications to the nonprofit Capitol of Texas Media Foundation, founded by IFD reporter (now publisher) Mike Kanin...."
"...9, at the height of the holiday season, not every Austin family had reason to celebrate. For poor and struggling families, the holidays can seem a cruel reminder that times are tough, which is where nonprofits like the Central East Austin Community Organization (CEACO) rise to the occasion with assistance for everything from the electric bill to food..."
"...The Eastside nonprofit has been a fixture in the city, providing the tools and training to bridge the digital divide and granting computer and internet access to largely low-income residents since 1995. A five-year contract to provide community technology access lab management services, in the amount not to exceed $860,000, is now slated to go to Community Technology Network (CTN), from San Francisco...."
"...In the last three years, Black Fret, a nonprofit that spells "support" with a dollar sign, has evolved into a prominent vessel for music patronage in Austin. Presently, more than 350 members cough up $1,500 annually, then host house concerts, nominate bands, and ultimately vote on which artists receive major grants..."
"...Last week, in a subtle but potentially significant shift of the Austin media world, the online politics newsletter In Fact Daily was sold by Cox Media Group (parent company of the Austin American-Statesman) to a just-established nonprofit, the Capital of Texas Media Foundation. The Foundation was formed by journeyman IFD reporter Mike Kanin (President and CEO of the foundation, under an independent board), who, until last Friday's closing, also reported regularly for the Chronicle..."
"...Austin-based Foundation Communities spends most of the year creating affordable housing communities for low-income residents. But for a few months of each year, the nonprofit shifts deep into tax mode, providing free income-tax preparation for low- to moderate-income families drawing $50,000 a year or less annual income and individuals making $25,000 or less...."
"...Rumors of the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown's impending demise can finally be put to rest. The movie house that Karrie and Tim League built will indeed survive, but reworked as a nonprofit entity..."
"...According to Carla Cook, the communications director of Circle of Health International, an Austin-based nonprofit that provides reproductive, maternal, and newborn health care in crisis settings around the world, “Maternal malnutrition has a profound effect on children’s development and can contribute to continuing the cycles of poverty and malnutrition, especially when you consider the communities we’re in around the globe where women are starting out at below zero in terms of equality.”..."
"...Dear Editor, Can we, as a city, put some collective pressure on large nonprofit organizations to remove their panhandlers from Austin's sidewalks? Save the Children, Planned Parenthood, Greenpeace: We're looking at you. Your insistence on littering Downtown with friendly (though sometimes very pushy and obnoxious) fundraisers is negatively impacting the quality of life for all of us who work in, live in, and use this city. I actually support a lot of the organizations and their missions, but having to run a daily gauntlet of clipboard-wielding, handshake-offering, shiny-faced kids makes me want to cancel my future donations..."
"...That’s what the directors of the nonprofit Family Connections would like to know – as would the Travis County DA’s Office...."
"...I'm certainly not saying that no one should or could abstain, and even those of us who are pro-choice want fewer abortions. News flash: babies are not puppies or kittens, and social services are overwhelmed. We are a society of sociopathic narcissists who do nonprofit work to build up our résumés, and our generosity ends after we write a check, finish a project, or get a better-paying job..."
"...Turns out someone has noticed: the IRS, because they just granted the league 501(c)3 nonprofit status...."
"...7]. This was a great win for independent/nonprofit media..."
"...Dear Editor, Is there a “Best of” category for Best New Golf Course? We are the First Tee of Greater Austin and we recently opened our golf course, the Harvey Penick Golf Campus, out off Ed Bluestein and 51st. We are different than any other golf course here in town, in that we are a nonprofit organization and all proceeds from the course go back into helping fund the First Tee of Greater Austin's youth programming...."
"..."What's really neat about this is that it's a nonprofit, city government, and then also a private sector coming together for a common good to give this access to the public. That's really an unusual partnership, and what's neat about it is that it all works."..."
"...The Reel Change Film Frenzy will set 10 filmmaking teams to work on 10 separate films over the course of 10 days (Feb. 15-24, 2014) about 10 Central Texas nonprofits – such fan favorites as the Umlauf Sculpture Garden as well as heartwarming (albeit lesser-known) causes like Drive a Senior and Pug Rescue of Austin [editor's note: We typo'd the latter as Rescute in our first draft..."
"...The Brownsville center was one of 16 shelters owned by Southwest Key that traditionally house unaccompanied immigrant minors, those who cross the border on their own. The nonprofit entered into the migrant detention business in the late Nineties, and has since come to operate 27 shelters in Texas, California, and Arizona..."
"...I recently agreed to volunteer on the board of directors of a local nonprofit organization. My position starts in January..."
"...I would like to start a local nonprofit organization, but I don't have any idea where to start. Can you help?..."
"...I have been asked to be on the board of directors of a local nonprofit organization. Can I be personally liable for my role as a director with the nonprofit?..."
"...Can a nonprofit organization be sued for firing one of its employees?..."
"...Former KVUE-TV political reporter Elise Hu talks with almost evangelical zeal about her new job with the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit start-up. Set to officially debut Nov..."
"...At an event held early last week after competitor Fasten skidded out of the market, RideAustin CEO Andy Tryba introduced himself as the "idiot who thought it was a good idea to start a nonprofit rideshare." While it's undoubtedly been a huge undertaking for Tryba and the RideAustin team to establish the nonprofit, they've also established themselves as the last rideshare option standing among the surge of companies that tried to compete for market share after Uber and Lyft's brief departure in 2016. Some, like GetMe and Tride, failed to ever gain traction; others, like Fasten and the even more short-lived Fare, put up a fight before eventually calling it quits...."
"...Building Hope deviates somewhat from the modus operandi of local filmmaker and activist Turk Pipkin's prior two advocacy documentaries: 2006's Nobelity, in which Pipkin sat down with nine Nobel Prize winners and picked their brains for their feelings on the state of the world, and 2009's One Peace at a Time, wherein Pipkin traveled far and wide uncovering what people were doing to better that sorry state. This time Pipkin isn't so much looking for answers to global problems as providing one himself, through the work done by Austin-based nonprofit the Nobelity Project, run with his magnetic wife and producer Christy Pipkin..."
"...Is it legal for my nonprofit organization to try to raise funds with a raffle?..."
"...While Trump’s cruel family separation policy has ended for now, the frustration over one local nonprofit’s involvement in housing those children continues...."
"...And that style provides some context for the creation of the ARA back in 1996. Mitchell got the nonprofit development company up and running with city money to clean up and bring back to life the East 11th Street and East 12th Street corridors, once the bustling hub of Austin's African-American community..."
"...What is HIPAA? How does HIPAA affect the ability of my nonprofit organization to collect evaluation data from other programs?..."
"...It's not a particularly diverse school, ethnically or economically: About three-quarters of the students are Hispanic, around 20% are African-American, and the remaining 5% includes white, Asian, Native, and mixed-ethnicity girls; 90% of the students are economically disadvantaged, which presents huge barriers to success in school (not to mention life itself). It's an ideal place for a national nonprofit dropout prevention program to set up shop...."
"...Adding to the growing number of ride-hailing options in Austin since Uber and Lyft’s wholesale evacuation, a new nonprofit, community-based app called RideAustin was introduced today at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar...."
"...31. The organization's Executive Director Mary Hearon confirmed on Monday: After 26 years providing life support and companionship to Austinites living with serious illnesses, the nonprofit has run out of funding..."
"...They've set up staff in key metro areas (Jolt is currently expanding into Dallas) and recently launched a digital tool kit; the rollout of high school and college chapters; and a young adult union, allowing participants to aggregate power across the state much more quickly. While finances pose a challenge for the nascent nonprofit, it's raised $280,000 to date..."
"...The first A in AGFA could also stand for Alamo, since its roots are deep in the history of the Drafthouse chain. However, while it's still based at three Austin locations (the collection split between Slaughter Lane and Village, while AGFA's office is upstairs at South Lamar), it's a separate entity: a freestanding nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of cinema's underseen and underappreciated, with Ziemba now its director and del Castillo the chief archivist...."
"...In this week's news roundup: local nonprofit requests volunteers to help with the nationwide homeless count; Council ridesharing talks continue in January; Jimmy Flannigan sounds like a returning candidate, but will he run for D6 again?; FEMA issues updated flood insurance rate maps for portions of Austin; and more...."
"...Streaming content, nonprofit news, and football stars are all a key part of this small-screen update...."
"...Austin-based nonprofit Art From the Streets offers homeless individuals not only studio space to work on their art but also a supportive artistic community with which to collaborate. Homeless artists who utilize the open studio space or attend art classes are given an annual opportunity to showcase their work..."
"...Maybe you recall a survey about creative space needs in Austin conducted last fall by Minneapolis-based nonprofit developer Artspace Projects. Well, the results are in and will be shared with the public at the MACC at 6pm Monday...."
"...After a day-long hearing, Travis County Judge Stephen Yelenosky today denied Planned Parenthood a temporary injunction, allowing the state to continue operating, for now, the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program that excludes the nonprofit...."
"...Walsh says this is one reason why she and the board of the Austin Bat Cave – an innovative nonprofit writing and tutoring center, modeled after Dave Eggers' 826 Valencia, that had seen three executive directors in three years and was struggling to rebrand itself – hired him soon after he returned to town, in August of 2010...."
"...As a tumultuous year in women's health draws to a close, Planned Parenthood is turning up the heat on Texas, today filing a new lawsuit that challenge the state's move to ban the nonprofit from participation in a state-run and funded Texas Women's Health Program...."
"...There are endless nonprofit organizations created all over the world. Some benefit children..."
"...It's a lot more than a roadside architectural curiosity. It's home to the Monolithic Dome Institute, which, along with Haitian rapper and entrepreneur Won-G, has formed the One Dome at a Time nonprofit..."
"...Named for the original longtime residents of the property's historic front house (saved from demolition and moved from a lot three blocks away), the Harden-Solar Duplex is a project of the nonprofit Blackland Community Development Corp. Formed in 1983 to combat the University of Texas' eastward annexations, which were gobbling up older homes, the group's mission has been to preserve property for low-income households in the Blackland neighborhood, bordered by Comal and Chestnut streets to the west and east, MLK Boulevard on the south, and Manor Road on the north..."
"...On Monday the advocacy group — recently formed to oppose waterfront development on protected land along the Town Lake Corridor — hand-delivered to City Manager Toby Futrell a letter prepared by attorney Nikelle Meade. The letter addresses a project that the nonprofit regards as a critical test case: Proposed condo towers by California developer CWS Apartment Homes at 222 and 300 E..."
"...27]. Depthful coverage of area nonprofits is rare in Austin..."
"...But what Okoro needed to take charge of her circumstance was capital. She found it when someone directed her to a nonprofit lending group called Accion Texas, which uses government grants and contributions from banks and other corporations to provide loans for very small businesses..."
"...PeopleFund, the leading nonprofit small-business lender in Austin and Central Texas, helps entrepreneurs who contribute to broader community economic revitalization. Many of its clients operate on thin margins; on Nov..."
"...The annual event was started by Imbibe magazine in 2013 as a way for bars and restaurants to give back to the community. The idea is simple: $1 of every Negroni sold at participating spots gets donated to a nonprofit in the local community..."
"...Diverse as its tactics may be, the blueprint orients its overall approach to the housing market: Should things go as planned, for-profit developers will be building the bulk of the target 135,000 housing units in the next 10 years, including the much-needed affordable units. On the periphery of that undertaking are the city's nonprofit affordable housing providers..."
"...With very little fanfare, the City Council last month approved the first solar-lease project – an innovative financial model that allows nonprofits, schools, and other cash-strapped entities to reap the benefits of solar without busting the bank to pay for it. The Council's decision could have a far-reaching impact on the city's energy future – possibly adding tens of thousands more power-generating solar panels to rooftops across 437 square miles of Austin Energy's service area...."