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Texas Nonprofits Eligible for Website Grants

Firespring Foundation and Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations Seeking Nominations

Houston,Texas (PR MediaRelease) October 20, 2016

Firespring Foundation is partnering with Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) to donate $50,000 in grants for marketing technology to nonprofit organizations making an impact in Texas. Nominations for the grants may be submitted by organizations or individuals at firespringfoundation.org/texas. Firespring Foundation will award two $10,000 grants, two $5,000 grants and 20 $1,000 grants to selected organizations in designated funds for Firespring marketing technology. The foundation is the charitable arm of Firespring—a Certified B Corporation (B Corp) committed to donating a portion of profits to the communities it serves.

“Texas Association of Nonprofit Organization’s long-term partnership with Firespring has proven very beneficial in providing our members with timely education on building donor relationships, engaging communities online, managing social media and communicating with stakeholders,” says Marianne L. Ehrlich, TANO board chair. “The generosity of Firespring Foundation to assist our Texas nonprofits through this new program is truly appreciated. Nonprofit websites are essential for sharing the positive impact of our work with our communities and engaging people as donors and volunteers, so this program provides critical support for our nonprofit members to build capacity and achieve even greater impact.”

Representatives from nominated organizations will be invited to an exclusive educational program and luncheon in San Antonio, TX on December 8. The program will cover ways nonprofits can improve their online presence and use emerging technology. Grant recipients will be announced at the event. Those selected for the $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 awards may use the grants toward any of Firespring’s nonprofit website and online marketing services.

Firespring Founder and CEO Jay Wilkinson says the foundation chose Texas for the $50,000 donation because of Firespring’s relationship with TANO. “Thousands of Texas nonprofits have participated in our educational events over the years,” Wilkinson said. “We’re looking forward to helping more organizations in Texas fulfill their missions through these grants from the Firespring Foundation.”

Nominations for the grants may be submitted by organizations or individuals, including the organizations themselves, at firespringfoundation.org/texas through November 9.

About Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) is a statewide membership association that reflects and promotes Texas’ growing nonprofit community in all its diversity. Envisioning a Texas nonprofit sector that works together to be among the healthiest and most vibrant in the nation, TANO’s focus is every nonprofit entity within the state no matter its size or budget, urban or rural location. TANO’s mission is to connect, strengthen and support the nonprofit community for the public good of Texas. For more information about the organization and its member benefits, visit tano.org.

About Firespring Foundation
Firespring Foundation is the charitable arm of Firespring, Inc.—a Certified B Corporation that operates under the stated purpose to leverage its people, products and profit as a force for good. The company has educated and/or provided services to thousands of Texas nonprofits. Learn more about Firespring Foundation at firespringfoundation.org, and learn more about how Firespring serves the nonprofit sector at firespring.org.

Marianne L. Ehrlich
Texas Association of Nonprofits
Chair, Board of Directors

marianne@tano.org
Jay Wilkinson
Firespring Foundation
CEO
402.770.1000
jay@firespringfoundation.org
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