Do you want to raise money for your non-profit but don’t know where to start? Allow us to help you. As we were researching different websites that could lead us to success stories, we found that one of our university’s most frequented websites held a mine of golden ideas and resources to help students fundraise for any cause. Although the UT Austin’s Study Abroad Office focuses on helping students find funds for their trip abroad, they provide great ideas for anyone in need of a kick-start. They start from giving you simple ideas such as asking your family members to contribute to your cause instead of giving you a birthday or graduation gift and end with introducing us with one of the best funding resources available to Longhorns, The Regional Foundation Library. According to their website, the RFL gives all Longhorns “access to many thousands of granting institutions, foundations, and other philanthropies”. Just another reason to love UT.
Please visit the University of Texas Study Abroad Office’s Fundraising website at http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/fundraising.
Additionally, you can visit this website to find infinite other blogs focused on fundraising and philanthropy:
Hook ‘Em on Philanthropy!
The Student Emergency Fund contributes to the student body in a unique way. When students are met with a financial crisis, the Student Emergency Fund steps in to help the student in need with a generous monetary grant. These grants are completely composed from donations made by alums, faculty, and the student body. The more donations they receive the better opportunity they have of helping more students in need, which is why Students Hooked on Texas helps raise awareness for the SEF every year at Spring into Giving.If you would like to find out more about Student Emergency Fund and how you can receive their assitance, visit their page here: http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/studentemergencyfund.php
Philanthropy was at the attention of central Texans on March 4-5, 2013. During these 24 hours, Amplify Austin was all over social media. As a community-wide philanthropy project, it promoted donating to local non-profits via their webpage AmplifyATX.org. Not only could nonprofit organizations register to receive donations through this event, but businesses and individuals were also able to become Fundraisers for their favorite charities. “Business fundraisers” encouraged their employees to donate through Amplify Austin and competed for the “glory that comes from being a great corporate citizen”. Ambassadors for Amplify Austin were also employed to raise awareness of this event and their favorite participating charity.
Amplify Austin was created by I Live Here, I Give Here®, a local nonprofit with the mission of expanding charity donations in Central Texas, with the support of the Austin Community Foundation and University Federal Credit Union. Together the organizations funded a $160,000 Incentive Matching Fund to increase the donations made. In addition to the benefit of having a matching fund, participating nonprofits were able to compete for monetary “Grand Prizes” of $5,000 and a “48 Hourly Bass Booster” of $1000. Amplify Austin raised over $2, 800,000–an excellent amount for its first year.
We can only imagine what will come of the next Amplify Austin. It sure proved that “Everything is bigger in Texas”.
Read more about Amplify Austin at their webpage: https://amplifyaustin.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html
Students Hooked on Texas will get you hooked on philanthropy this April.
We will be hosting our first Philanthropy Conference to provide student organizations with important resources for their philanthropic endeavors on the Forty Acres.
We will have guest speakers such as Dr. Woodruff, who led the signature course Ethics and the Art of Giving in Spring 2012. We will also have student “experts” who will present to student organizations strategies and tips on event planning, successful fundraising, and the use of social media as a means of outreaching and marketing for your organization. UT staff will also join us in providing words of wisdom for student organizations. This conference will also be a great opportunity for collaboration and outreaching between philanthropy organizations on campus.
Join us on April 6th to learn more about how your organization can have a greater impact at the University of Texas at Austin.
Registration will open in late March.
“What starts here changes the world.”
Spring into Giving is right around the corner! We’re excited to host this annual philanthropic event on March 27, 2013 dedicated to raise awareness of the Student Emergency Fund’s significant contributions to our student body. The SEF helps students with emergency financial assistance in the event of an unexpected financial crisis, all derived from donations. Without the Student Emergency Fund, students wouldn’t be able to buy emergency plane tickets or be able to buy groceries for the month after an unexpected financial incident. Spring into Giving is a day to give back to our student body by supporting the Student Emergency Fund for the welfare of all Longhorns.
Join us on March 27th in support of the Student Emergency Fund at Gregory Plaza! We’ll have our traditional giant greeting card for supporters to sign and giveaways. We will also have canisters to receive donations for Student Emergency Fund. You can always donate online at our website: http://giving.utexas.edu/how-to-give/students-hooked-on-texas/
One of the most recent and attractive fundraisers created by UT students and staff has been the Longhorn run, a 10K and 2-mile race in which thousands of Austinites and UT students come together to raise money for the Student Emergency Fund and other student organizations. The money raised in this race is distributed to important university funds and student organizations like Student Government that are committed to serving the UT community. What makes this race so unique is that it is designed to look like a hand making the Hook ‘Em horns sign and finishes at the Darrel K. Memorial-Texas Memorial Stadium. You’ll be feeling as triumphant as the athletes running into the stadium during fall football season.
Sign up for this year’s Longhorn Run to take place in April at the Longhorn Run website below.
If you’d like to find out more about how the profits benefit the UT community visit the our Giving to UT page (link below).
On February 28th, Students Hooked on Texas will participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day. We will be raising awareness of higher education student engagement in philanthropy along with other universities around the nation. Come out and talk to us in front of the FAC to find out more about how you can give back to your UT community through Students Hooked on Texas!
1. Giving back to UT has a direct impact.
Whether you give money to a specific college or volunteer for a large, University-wide event, your gift makes a lasting impression!
2. Donating to the University after graduation improves our rankings.
U.S. News & World Report uses alumni giving as a factor in determining our rank among the top universities in the world.
3. Philanthropy makes you feel good!
Studies show that doing good things unto others has a positive effect on the body, releasing endorphins into the bloodstream and reducing stress.
November 2, 2011 · 1 Comment
It takes an entire community to educate a Longhorn. And for that we’d like to say, “Thank you.”
On November 16th, Students Hooked on Texas will host our second annual Thanks Day on Gregory Plaza! Join us as we say “Thank you” to all those who help make our education at The University of Texas possible.
This year’s event will feature a giant thank you card on Gregory Plaza, with giveaways from Tiff’s Treats and Students Hooked on Texas! The Senate of College Councils will have satellite locations set up across campus throughout the day, so be sure to check back soon for more details.
Thanks Day is a little less than a month away, and we wanted to share this video with you to display the profound impact that private gifts and donations have on the student body at UT.
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Remember – What Starts Here Changes the World!