Coverage Expansion Advocacy Day – March 12

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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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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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One Voice in the News!

One Voice held a successful press conference last Wednesday afternoon in collaboration with Council Member Delia Garza, AISD, and Austin Interfaith to urge City Council to increase funding for social services in the City budget, based on the resolution they passed earlier this year to do so. Thanks to all One Voice members who attended …

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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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Thank you, St. David’s Foundation!

One Voice extends a huge thank you to the St. David’s Foundation for their generous $25,000 grant to support our capacity building efforts in 2016. The grant will help One Voice move forward with the strategic plan goals and help to strengthen our value to our members.

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.

CPPP Legislative Budget Snapshot

Get up-to-date with the progress of House Bill 1, the 2016-17 General Appropriations Act, with the Center for Public Policy Priorities’ (CPPP) Legislative Budget Snapshot. The snapshot provides a comparison of the House and Senate’s budget differences and similarities on items related to health and economic opportunity.

Help Us Spread the Word! Announcing the Tale of Two Austins Behavioral Health Campaign Launch

We are so excited to announce the launch of the second installment of our Tale of Two Austins campaign, this time focusing on the behavioral health disparities in our community. Please participate and help us spread the word! Here is how you can participate in the social media campaign: 1. LIKE us on Facebook and …

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Two Travis County RFS Released – Youth & Workforce Development

The Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service Department would like to notify you of the release of two requests for services (RFS): Youth Services (RFS # 1503-007-DW PROFESSIONAL YOUTH SERVICES) Workforce Development (RFS # 1503-010-DW PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES) To access the RFS information and proposal materials online, please follow this link …

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One Voice Orientation

April 30, 2015 – April 30, 2015 3418 N. Lamar Blvd Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Please join us at an orientation to learn about One Voice, our committees, and our 2015 workplan. This is an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about One Voice. The orientation is open …

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One Voice Happy Hour

April 9, 2015 – April 9, 2015 1411 E. 7th St. Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Please join us at a happy hour to welcome Executive Directors who are new to their positions or agencies. Appetizers will be provided; cash bar. Free parking is available at 6th and Navasota. View Event Details

One Voice Receives $35,000 Grant from RGK Foundation to Assist with Forming the MEP!

We are thrilled to announce that RGK Foundation has awarded One Voice a $35,000 grant to be used towards our Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) start-up costs, such as ERISA counseling, fiduciary liability insurance, an MEP audit, and administrative support! If you have any questions about the One Voice MEP or would like to get more information about participating, please …

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Announcement of RFA from the Basic Transportation Needs Fund Board

The Basic Transportation Needs Fund was established in 2011 as a partnership between Capital Metro and One Voice Central Texas to enhance access to transportation. Since 2012, an independent Board has overseen the work of the Fund including the distribution of transit passes to nonprofit organizations and support of two demonstration projects. The Board includes …

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