Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals.

GIVING DAY SEMINARS

East Texas Giving Day Kick Off Party
ETCF hosted a East Texas Giving Day Kick Off Party on Thursday, December 7, 2017  at Discovery Science Place Annex in Tyler, Texas. Click here to view the recording.

East Texas Giving Day Regional Training Opportunities
ETCF host regional seminars for area nonprofits that want to be a part of East Texas Giving Day. Information provided at these meetings includes registration info, marketing and best practices. Click on the links below to register:

Texarkana, Texas
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
11:30-1:00 pm
Texarkana Public Library
600 W 3rd St, Texarkana, 75501

Paris, Texas
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:30-1:00 pm
The Loft 123,
123 Clarksville Street, Paris 75460

Athens, Texas
Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00-11:00 am
Athens Partnership Center
201 W. Corsicana Street, Athens, 75751

Longview, Texas
Friday, January 26, 2018
11:30-1:00 pm
Longview Public Library
222 W Cotton St, Longview 75601

Lufkin, Texas
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
10:00-11:00 pm
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East TX 302 N Raguet St, Lufkin, 75904

Pittsburg, Texas
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00-11:00 am
NTCC Hanson-Sewell Center
237 College Street
Pittsburg, TX 75686

Jacksonville, Texas
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
3:00-4:00 pm
The Ten Spot
201 E. Commerce, Jacksonville, TX 75766

Board Training Seminar February 13, 2018 7:30-9am

Board Training Seminar February 13, 2018 7:30-9am

ETCF staff welcomes area nonprofit board members to join us for an explanation on how and why a Giving Day campaign is important to your overall nonprofit development plan.

Click here to register

Matching Funds Seminar February 15, 2018 10-11am

Matching Funds Seminar February 15, 2018 10-11am

ETCF staff will explain how and why matching funds are important to your Giving Day campaign, how they will work within the system and  share proven strategies for obtaining a matching gift. You will also hear a success story from a past participant on how they worked with a donor to get a matching gift.

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Social Media 101 Seminar February 27, 2018 3-4pm

Social Media 101 Seminar February 27, 2018 3-4pm

ETCF is proud to partner with a local multi-media agency to educate nonprofits about how to best incorporate social media into their Giving Day campaign. This session will touch on the basics of liking a page, organic reach and the pros and cons of paid ads.

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Art of Storytelling March 6, 2018 10-11am

Art of Storytelling March 6, 2018 10-11am

How do we craft a story that truly engages our audience, whether it’s our board or our donors. ETCF is proud to have a local CBS 19 news anchor share her secrets to telling a good story. Participants will learn how to establish a connection with an audience, highlight a need and build a powerful narrative.

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East Texas Giving Day 2017 Recap