Current Projects:

~Texas Association of Museums, Capacity Building Skills Training Workshops

TAM is presenting a mid-career training series called CAPACITY-BUILDING SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOPS. These instructional sessions focus on essential capacity-building skills such as fundraising, grant writing, marketing, board relations, volunteer management, and leveraging social media. Participation will be particularly valuable for mid-career professionals and directors of small museums, as well as volunteers and board members, but is open to everyone. The first series is being presented in East Texas. Plans are in the works to bring the resource to other regions later next year.

TAM is collaborating with Prosperity Partners, Austin, a consortium of highly experienced nonprofit professionals who understand the challenges of sustainability in today’s economy, particularly for smaller nonprofit organizations.  Conceived as a three-part series of day-long workshops, the Capacity-Building Skills Training Workshops piloted in Nacogdoches on February 21 with Track 1: “DOLLARS”.  Track 2 was held in May, entitled: “PEOPLE”, covering  Grant Administration and Stewardship, Donor Engagement/Retention and Volunteer Management.  September 12 concludes the series with Track 3: “WHAT’S NEXT” topics “Blueprint for Success” (marketing, PR, Fundraising plans), “Getting Started in the Nonprofit Cloud”, and “Building an Effective and Revenue-Generating Board.”

For more information and to register, click the TAM link above.

The TAM Capacity-Building Skills Training Workshop is made possible by the Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation.

Thanks to generous support from our funders, the registration fee for the Capacity-Building Skills Training Workshops has been reduced to $50 for TAM members and $75 for non-members.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Online registration is required.

Completed Projects:

        ~Texas Association of Museums, Annual Conference

April 2-4, 2014 
Lubbock, Texas

April 3
Grant Writing: Strategies for Successful Proposals

” In this highly competitive economic climate, it takes more than good writing to achieve fundraising success with grants. This double session will introduce you to the current funding landscape and the trends that define philanthropy in America today. Learn about best practices in donor communications and how to create a fundraising “Tool Kit.”  Expert instructors will review specific writing techniques such as crafting a more powerful cover letter and executive summary, as well as refining your message, developing strategies for approaching funders, and creating a comprehensive plan for successful grant writing. Instructors have more than 25+ years’ experience in nonprofit management, communications, and fundraising.”

Presenters:  Karen H. Knox, CMP, Consultant, NonProfit Solutions, Austin, TX and Toni S. Turner, Consultant, NonProfit Solutions, Austin, TX

This session is endorsed by IPAG, the Independent Professionalist Affinity Group, TAM

       ~Old Red Centennial Campaign

 “Don’t let history fade away” is the motivation to renovate the Old Red Schoolhouse in Trinity, Texas.  The iconic building, built in 1913, has been the face of education in this area and was saved from the wrecking ball in 1993. Since then, concerned citizens have been renovating the building room by room. Hopes are to have the building completed in time to celebrate its Centennial in September, 2015.

 Old Red has a Texas Historical Marker and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

       ~A Legacy of Giving

 Growing a Generation of Givers 

We Inspire. Teach. Lead.
We are growing a new generation of philanthropists in the students of Central Texas.

      ~Texas Library Association, District 7 Conference

October 12, 2013 
Denton, Texas

Grantsmanship 101: Developing Strategies for Successful Proposals

      ~Grant Writing 101 Workshop

October 10, 2013 
Trinity, Texas

~Texas Library Association, District 8 Conference

October 5, 2013 
Houston, Texas

    • Grantsmanship 101: Developing Strategies for Successful Proposals
    • Blueprint for Success: Developing your Marketing, Public Relations and Fundraising Plan