Travis County HHS/VS Bill Tracking Report

One Voice Central Texas Positioning Statement

One Voice Central Texas provides support for Executive Directors and other social services sector professionals as valued community leaders. One Voice is a membership organization that brings leaders together and leverages its collective power to advocate for equitable policies and funding opportunities that improve community services and resources. Our coalition connects diverse groups of leaders …

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One Voice Recommendations for American Rescue Plan Funding

On May 21, 2021 One Voice Central Texas shared with Travis County and the City of Austin the following recommendations for the funding that will be received under the American Rescue Plan (ARP): One Voice Recommendations for American Rescue Plan Funding One Voice Central Texas is a coalition of the executive leadership of 105 nonprofit …

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Request for Qualifications for Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Assistance

One Voice Central Texas is a coalition of the leadership of more than one hundred nonprofit health and human service organizations working to make sure that everyone can contribute to our community and thrive. We represent the integrated network of human services that connects everyone of all ages and circumstances to social resources, opportunities, and …

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One Voice Central Texas Statement on Racial Injustice

The member organizations of One Voice Central Texas are deeply saddened and angered by the senseless murder of George Floyd and other Black and Brown people during interactions with law enforcement. We stand with the Black community and all communities of color, organizations, and leaders to fight to change the history of racial oppression and …

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One Voice Request to City and County related to COVID-19 Response

The members of One Voice Central Texas appreciate all the work the Austin City Council, the Austin City Manager, and the Travis County Commissioners  are undertaking to ensure our community is safe as we face COVID 19. As we address this crisis, we would like to encourage the City of Austin and the County of …

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Thank you to SolarWinds!

One Voice Central Texas would like to thank SolarWinds for generously donating Dell Projectors to seventeen One Voice member organizations! We’d also like to thank Joe Iannello, leader of One Voice’s Project BEST, for his role in facilitating this fantastic opportunity for our members.

OVCT Members Comment at Travis County Commissioner’s Court Hearing

On Tuesday, members of One Voice Central Texas spoke in favor of an increase to the health and human services allocation to the budget. We would like to thank the Research and Planning Division for their thoughtful and deliberative process when crafting this year’s budget request. We’d also like to thank Lourdes Zuniga, Public Policy …

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OVCT Meeting with Assistant City Manager Chris Shorter 

One Voice Central Texas would like to thank Assistant City Manager Chris Shorter and his team for an excellent meeting on August 13 that focused on One Voice’s alignment with Austin’s Strategic Direction 2023 and potential future collaborations. We’d also like to thank Lourdes Zuniga, Public Policy Committee Co-Chair and Executive Director of the Financial Literacy Coalition …

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June Member Meeting Recap

Thank you for joining us at last week’s Member Meeting! We hope you enjoyed the discussions with Tara Carmean, Rochelle Olivares, and Octavio Ulloa of the Travis County Health and Human Services Research and Planning Division. Please click the following links related to this month’s presentation: Travis County Poverty Brief Research & Planning Division information services available to nonprofits 

Request a One Voice Scholarship for Beyond Diversity Training 

One Voice Central Texas is pleased to offer over 60 scholarships to current members interested in participating in Beyond Diversity™ training conducted by the Pacific Educational Group and offered by Leadership Austin. Now in its twenty-first year of existence, Beyond Diversity™ is a powerful, personally transformative two-day seminar designed to help leaders and community participants understand the impact of race …

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Request for Qualifications for Strategic Planning Facilitation

One Voice Central Texas is a coalition of the leadership of approximately one hundred nonprofit health and human service organizations working to make sure that everyone can contribute to our community and thrive. We represent the integrated network of human services that connects everyone of all ages and circumstances to social resources, opportunities, and support …

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RFP: Employee Retirement Brokerage Consulting Services

Invitation One Voice Central Texas is soliciting proposals from insurance brokers/consultants qualified and interested in providing employee retirement brokerage and consulting services for One Voice Central Texas, a coalition of approximately 100 health and human service focused nonprofit organizations. Interested and qualified parties (brokers/consultants) who have demonstrated their ability at comparable work are invited to …

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Request for Proposals: Strategic Consultation, Technical, and Administrative Support

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION One Voice Central Texas (OVCT), a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, based in Austin, is a coalition of the executive leadership of over 100 nonprofit health and human service organizations committed to making sure that everyone can reach their full potential and contribute to our community. We represent the community’s integrated network of human …

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2018 Annual Report

Check out this easy-to-digest infographic annual report to learn how One Voice Central Texas spent 2018 offering various training opportunities and staying on top of issues so the organization could move forward in support of the vision and values of our members. 2018 OVCT Annual Report 

Statesman Commentary: On Immigration, State is Hurting Local Communities

One Voice recently co-wrote an op-ed published in the Austin American-Statesman in partnership with the YWCA Greater Austin and the Immigrant Services Network of Austin on the impact that State measures around immigration are having on the health and well-being of our communities. Please help us spread our message and engage community members in the …

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2016 One Voice Central Texas Annual Report Available

Check out this easy-to-digest infographic annual report to learn how One Voice Central Texas spent 2016 establishing new initiatives, offering various training opportunities and staying on top of issues so the organization could move forward in support of the vision and values of our members. 2016 One Voice Central Texas Annual Report

Apply for TEF Transit Passes Today! 2017 RFA Release!

The Transit Empowerment Fund (TEF) Board is currently accepting 2017 applications through Tuesday, February 7th at 5:00pm from eligible 501(c)3 organizations, tax exempt veteran organizations, and governmental entities for: Purchase of deeply discounted Capital Metro Local Bus Passes, Commuter Passes, and MetroAccess Ten Ride Booklets (50% reduction from the reduced nonprofit rate = 75% discount from the full …

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Recap of One Voice Workshops on Reframing Human Services

The One Voice Communications Committee hosted two days of workshops led by the National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) to mobilize around exciting new research that shifts the narrative on human services. Ilsa Flanagan, Program Director, and Bridget Gavaghan, Consultant, of the National Reframing Initiative for NHSA trained participants to use reframing techniques to produce templates for key documents used by One Voice and …

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Level 1 Reframing Health and Human Services Workshop

Start Time: 8:30 amEnd Time: 1:00 pm October 26, 2016 – October 26, 2016 835 N. Pleasant Valley Road Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Please join the One Voice Communications Committee as they host two days of workshops led by the National Human Services Assembly to mobilize around exciting new research that will shift …

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One Voice Training: Advocacy & Lobbying 101 for Texas Nonprofits

November 30, 2016 – November 30, 2016 835 N. Pleasant Valley Road Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether influencing the state budget or advocating for legislative reform, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) …

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One Voice Panel Discussion: What I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming an Executive Director

Start Time: 8:00 amEnd Time: 10:00 am November 15, 2016 – November 15, 2016 3227 E. 5th St. Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: On November 15th, come and learn about the journey nonprofit leaders have taken to reach their positions and the lessons they have learned along the way. This will be …

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Maintaining Focus on Your Mission During a Leadership Transition

Start Time: 5:30 pmEnd Time: 7:30 pm September 29, 2016 – September 29, 2016 411 West Monroe Street Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Please join One Voice Central Texas for an interactive peer discussion with Board Leaders and Executive Directors about how to conduct leadership transitions whether through retirement, prepared by notice, emergency, …

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Read One Voice’s New Mission, Vision, and Values Statements!

At our August membership meeting, members approved new mission, vision, and values statements for One Voice. Thank you to everyone who participated on the special Mission/Vision Task Force to draft the statements! Vision Statement: We envision an integrated network of health and human services that leverages its collective power to connect everyone of all ages and circumstance …

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Enrollment in the One Voice Central Texas 403(b) Retirement Plan is Now Open!

After two years of ensuring that we meet every legal and administrative hurdle, we are pleased to announce that we are now enrolling organizations into the One Voice Central Texas 403(b) retirement plan. The Investment Committee, with advice from CLS Partners, has reviewed and picked the investment funds, we have completed the Plan Document and …

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Recap from One Voice’s Workshop on Creating a New Narrative for Human Services

On April 27, 2016, One Voice members and staff attended a training with Ilsa Flanagan, Director the National Reframing Initiative from the National Human Services Assembly. Ilsa shared findings from new, groundbreaking research on reframing the language used to describe human services to increase public understanding and support, and helped agencies reframe their own messaging. Click the following …

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One Voice Central Texas Strategic Plan for 2016-2018

At the One Voice Central Texas membership meeting on April 21st, One Voice members approved One Voice’s 2016-2018 strategic plan. The plan was developed through a strategic planning process led by Delta & Associates that included member surveys, focus groups, interviews, a full-day member retreat, and committee work. To download the full strategic plan click here. A one-pager overview can …

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One Voice Central Texas Happy Hour

OVCT will be hosting a happy hour to welcome Executive Directors new to their current role or organization. If you are new to your organization, we hope you will join us as we celebrate your appointment and leadership. Current members are also encouraged to join us for drinks and snacks! Date: April 7th Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM Where: Sustainable Food Center Courtyard Register …

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Building Well-Being: Creating a New Narrative for Human Services

In this free workshop for OVCT members, Ilsa Flanagan Director the National Reframing Initiative from the National Human Services Assembly in Washington DC shares the findings from new, groundbreaking research on reframing the language we use to describe health and human services to increase public understanding and support. Through hands-on activities you will leave the session better …

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Apply for Deeply Discounted Capital Metro Passes

The Transit Empowerment Fund (formerly the Basic Transportation Needs Fund) Board is now accepting applications for the purchase of deeply discounted Capital Metro transit passes, including regular and reduced-fare local bus passes, premium passes, commuter passes, and MetroAccess 10-ride booklets. Any 501(c)3 organization, 501(c)9 organization or governmental entity is eligible to apply. All passes must be used by …

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KXAN covers One Voice’s advocacy for City HHS budget increase

We’re in the news! One Voice members were interviewed on KXAN last night about the need for increased City funding for Health & Human Services. See the video and article here! Help us spread the word: Follow these steps to share the news story with your network! LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter SHARE our top Facebook post and RETWEET our top tweet on your pages and personal …

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Travis County HHS/VS Bill Tracking Report

Travis County HHS/VS Research & Planning has created a bill analysis and budget report of HHS-related proposed legislation. The bill tracking and budget reports will be continually updated. Please contact Elizabeth Vela at Elizabeth.Vela@traviscountytx.gov or at 512.854.3745 if you have questions, additions or comments.