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In Fact Daily Goes Nonprofit
Online city politics newsletter purchased by new foundation
DAILY News  October 4, 2013, by Michael King
"...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...."

East Austin Nonprofit Mired in Controversy CEACO Sinking
News Story  March 4, 1999, by Kayte VanScoy
"...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..."

Playback – Nonprofit Holidays: The Cult of Black Fret and More
Homegrown music nonprofits that need your holiday cheer
Music Column  December 15, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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..."

In Fact Daily Takes a Nonprofit Leap
Politics newsletter hopes to take Texas Tribune model local
News Story  October 11, 2013, by Michael King
"...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..."

Nonprofit Offers Free Tax Assistance
News Story  January 22, 2010, by Amy Smith
"...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...."

Original Alamo Will Survive ... as a Nonprofit
Downtown Drafthouse will assume nonprofit status
Screens Story  June 2, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Nay To Nonprofit Sidewalk Fundraisers
Postmarks  October 3, 2013
"...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..."

Family Connections Nonprofit to Close Doors Amid Scandal
Former executive director wanted on criminal charges
DAILY News  April 12, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...That’s what the directors of the nonprofit Family Connections would like to know – as would the Travis County DA’s Office...."

We Are Sociopathic Narcissists Who Do Nonprofit Work to Pad Résumés
Postmarks  April 9, 2010
"...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..."

TXRG Goes Nonprofit
Flat-track derby league to 'focus on training rather than worrying about bottom-line profits'
DAILY Sports  February 18, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...Turns out someone has noticed: the IRS, because they just granted the league 501(c)3 nonprofit status...."

A Win for Independent/Nonprofit Media
Postmarks  September 16, 2007
"...7]. This was a great win for independent/nonprofit media..."

Nonprofit Golf Course
Postmarks  October 20, 2005
"...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...."

A Nonprofit, a City Council, and a Private Sector Walk Into a Park ...
An unusual partnership
Screens Story  June 11, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"..."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."..."

Kickstart Your Weekend With Nonprofit Warmth
Reel Change Film Frenzy wants you to be a producer
DAILY Screens  December 20, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...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 Common Law
Nonprofit director and personal liability
Columns  January 7, 2016, by Luke Ellis
"...I recently agreed to volunteer on the board of directors of a local nonprofit organization. My position starts in January..."

The Common Law
Personal liability for nonprofit directors
Columns  July 2, 2004, by Luke Ellis
"...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?..."

The Common Law
Starting a local nonprofit organization
Columns  July 16, 2004, by Luke Ellis
"...I would like to start a local nonprofit organization, but I don't have any idea where to start. Can you help?..."

The Common Law
Additional legal issues affecting nonprofits
Columns  July 30, 2004, by Luke Ellis
"...Can a nonprofit organization be sued for firing one of its employees?..."

Media Watch: 'A Sense of Purpose'
Texas Tribune makes its debut in realm of nonprofit journalism
News Column  October 30, 2009, by Kevin Brass
"...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..."

Building Hope
Activist Turk Pipkin's documentary looks at the process of building of a secondary school in Mahiga, Kenya.
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Film Review  June 3, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

The Common Law
Can nonprofits raise money with a raffle?
Columns  July 9, 2004, by Luke Ellis
"...Is it legal for my nonprofit organization to try to raise funds with a raffle?..."

What's Next for the ARA?
As the longtime director departs and an audit looms, does the Eastside nonprofit have a future?
News Story  August 7, 2009, by Lee Nichols
"...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..."

The Common Law
How does HIPAA affect nonprofit organizations?
Columns  July 23, 2004, by Luke Ellis
"...What is HIPAA? How does HIPAA affect the ability of my nonprofit organization to collect evaluation data from other programs?..."

Staying Healthy to Stay in School
National nonprofit Communities in Schools looks at the role of food in education
Food Story  September 21, 2017, by Melanie Haupt
"...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...."

RideAustin Enters the Ride-hailing Market
Nonprofit TNC launches app
DAILY News  May 23, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...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...."

Care Communities Confirms Closure
Nonprofit to shut its doors on Oct. 31
News Story  September 7, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...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..."

Jolt Aims to Energize the Latino Vote
Local activist nonprofit engages a growing demographic
News Story  August 31, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...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..."

How the American Genre Film Archive Is Saving Movies One Reel at a Time
Austin nonprofit preserves cinema’s underseen and underappreciated
Screens Story  September 15, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

News Roundup: Homeless Count, TNCs, and Council Races
ECHO's annual homeless count takes place January 23
DAILY News  January 11, 2016, by the News Staff
"...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...."

Small Screen, Big News
'Friday Night Lights,' Radiolab, and more
DAILY Screens  December 10, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Streaming content, nonprofit news, and football stars are all a key part of this small-screen update...."

'Get Art: Give Hope'
Austin nonprofit offers homeless artists a voice with annual showcase and sale
Arts Story  November 8, 2013, by Caitlin Greenwood
"...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..."

Survey Says: Creative Spaces Needed
Artspace Market Survey results get presented tonight
DAILY Arts  July 22, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...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...."

Planned Parenthood Denied Injunction
Judge questions likelihood that provider will prevail in suit
DAILY News  January 11, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...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...."

Two Sides to His Story
Manuel Gonzales leads the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave into uncharted territory while readying for a rapid literary ascent of his own
Books Story  January 11, 2013, by Shawn Badgley
"...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...."

Planned Parenthood Files New Suit Against Texas
PP says shouldn't be banned from state-run program
DAILY News  December 11, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...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...."

Copa Esperanza Benefits Local Charities
Soccer tourney scores with fun and charity
DAILY Sports  March 15, 2010, by Christopher Bond
"...There are endless nonprofit organizations created all over the world. Some benefit children..."

Dome Sweet Dome
Nonprofit seeks to deliver durable homes to Haiti
News Story  February 5, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Solar Helps Keep Eastside Homes Affordable
Thanks to neighborhood-based nonprofit Blackland CDC
News Story  September 12, 2008, by Daniel Mottola
"...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..."

Battle Lines on Town Lake
DAILY News  January 30, 2007, by Katherine Gregor
"...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..."

Postmarks
Nonprofit Needs
Columns  March 18, 1999
"...27]. Depthful coverage of area nonprofits is rare in Austin..."

Economics From the Bottom Up
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
News Story  August 10, 2001, by Kevin Fullerton
"...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..."

Revving Up for Slow Times
How local entrepreneurs plan to weather the recession
News Story  December 5, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...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..."

Raise Your Glass to Negroni Week
Drink a cocktail, do some good
DAILY Food  June 8, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...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..."

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
News Story  July 13, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...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..."

Then There's This: Solar for Lease
It just got easier for nonprofits to afford to go green
News Column  January 11, 2013, by Amy Smith
"...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...."

Withering on the Vine
One Gardening Group Struggles While Another Thrives
News Story  July 31, 1998, by Erica C. Barnett
"...In the often-brutal world of the nonprofit community, every wrong decision tests an organization's strength to survive. Is it better to stick to one's principles, or tell funders what they want to hear? Should a group adhere to a single blueprint, or make radical changes if things don't go as planned? And how much obligation, if any, does a nonprofit have to the community it serves? In the microcosm of Austin's community gardening movement, two big organizations have taken radically different routes..."

Then There's This: Sunshine for the Homeless
A proposed RV park would provide more than just shelter
News Column  July 26, 2013, by Amy Smith
"...In this case, the Sunshine RV Park for homeless singles and couples – a long-deferred dream of local nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes – is proposed for a 27-acre site in northeast Travis County. It's just outside the city limits, but close enough to come under some city development regulations, and close enough to draw strong opposition from nearby neighborhoods...."

Growing Pains
Rapidly expanding Austin Green Art works to sustain its mission and identity
Arts Story  April 18, 2008, by Nikki Moore
"...There are real legal issues. For example, right now we are trying to work out the legal issues to allow Austin Green Art, a nonprofit, to own spaces within the Agave development..."

The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Timbuk 3's Barbara Kooyman looks to a brighter future with Texamericana.org
Music Story  February 23, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...During one of her regular journeys between the three villages at these higher altitudes, she pondered an idea that had been bouncing around in her head. She'd heard that Congress was cutting funding to National Public Radio, and given how important NPR and nonprofit radio stations were to her career, the seed was planted: There must be a way to free these stations from the chains of U.S..."

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
News Story  January 27, 2006, by Jordan Smith
"...Budget riders tacked onto the Texas Department of State Health Services' appropriation in March 2005 divert, over the biennium, a total of $25 million in funds previously earmarked for traditional family planning services and distributed among a host of providers – including many (like Planned Parenthood) that specialize in reproductive health services. Instead, that money will first go to fund clinics that either provide reproductive health services in addition to a whole host of other medical services, or to nonprofit groups that do not provide any form of reproductive health care – and, on top of that, are neither licensed nor regulated by the state, although they will accept funding from taxpayers...."

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