Monday, June 20, 2011

Town Hall analysis of Texas 82nd legislative session

Groundwork 2012: Legislative Impact on Nonprofits

FREE Town Hall Session
Date: 06/24/2011

Event Contact: Joel Rothermel

This session is provided free to the public through the generous support of Citi Foundation

With the special session of the 82nd Texas Legislature now underway, it is important for nonprofits to understand what effect the impending budget cuts will have on them.

The state is experiencing an unprecedented budget shortfall, and one of the solutions to eliminate the deficit, is to cut spending significantly. In past years, government budget cuts have left the nonprofit sector picking up the slack and filling in the gaps left where government has withdrawn programs and funding. Given the uncertain economic times we already exist within, many nonprofit organizations may find themselves overburdened in navigating these additional challenges.

On Friday, June 24, 2011, the Center is convening the first in a two-part series to address these issues. Phase I will assemble a panel of experts in a Town Hall Session to disseminate information and provide for question and answers as we begin to discuss the impact of the Legislative Session.

Hold the date for Phase II, August 9, 2011 when the Center will conduct a summit aimed at providing the training required to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to adequately prepare them for the inevitable challenges the sector will face. Topics will include: shared services, collaboration, operational efficiencies, and other cost-saving concepts.

Phase I: Town Hall Session Panel


The Legislature - Texas Senator Royce West22

The Philanthropic Community - Brent Christopher, President, Communities Foundation of Texas

The Business Community - Debbie Taylor, SW Regional Dir & TX State Dir for Citi Community Development, Citi

The Nonprofit Perspective - Jason Sabo, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, United Ways of Texas

The People - Larry James, President & CEO, CitySquare

Moderating the panel will be Cynthia Nunn, President, Center for Nonprofit Management

BONUS: Attendees will be eligible for a door prize drawing for one free registration to the Phase II Follow Up conference August 9th.


This session is being held at the Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225-8146, (214) 750-4222. Thank you to the Communities Foundation of Texas for their generous support in providing the space for this session.

The session is free but registration is required.

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