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the difference.

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Shaping the future of the nonprofit sector in Southeast Texas

Whether you are starting a new organization, looking for professional development, or are in need of a board retreat, the Center is here to help YOU!  We invite you to explore our website for more information about the Center and learn how we help connect nonprofits to success on our Programs and Services page.

Want to be a part of an important network of organizations, affiliates, and individuals who believe in the vitality of the Southeast Texas nonprofit sector? While you’re busy delivering direct service to some of Southeast Texas’ most vulnerable populations, the Center is here to take care of things for you – like being your go-to resource and referral partner; offering relevant, timely, and effective professional development; and facilitating networking and convening opportunities.

Connect, Improve, and Advance your organization by joining today.  

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We are Your Partner for
a Better Tomorrow

Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center is your partner for today and for the future. We proudly offer extensive curriculum in nonprofit organization management to help nonprofit organizations build a strong foundation of operational and functional knowledge.

We offer resourceful information and assistance in:

  • Board Management
  • Financial Management and Legal
  • Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • Program Areas
  • Grant Writing
  • Legal Compliance
  • Workshops
  • And So Much More

Financial Resources:
Expertise and Insights

Our agency offers organizational assessments, event planning, board development, plus financial and management consulting services designed to strengthen your performance.

From grant applications and finding financial information to tips and advice for developing workshops, SETX Nonprofit Development Center is here to assist in your objectives.

Making a Difference

As a member of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, you’ll benefit from a wealth of information and like-minded organizations and peers ready to help. With corporate sponsorships, fundraisers, and tools, the path to making growth and impact is always within reach.

Special Thanks to the following organizations for your support:

SETX Nonprofit Development Center

Upcoming Events

2022 January

NONPROFIT LEARNING LAB: Understanding Institutional Bias in the Nonprofit ​
12:00 pm

Everyone has biases. Those we know are called explicit bias; those that are subconscious as implicit or unconscious bias. The unconscious/implicit biases drive the majority of our decisions, in life and business. Whether intentional or not, implicit biases influence decisions, operations, and the culture in the workplac

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NONPROFIT LEARNING LAB: Nonprofit Brand Review: Prepare Your Organization for 2022
7:00 am

Your branding may be the first way someone interacts with your organization —but when is the last time you checked in with your brand? This session will show you why it’s important to conduct an annual brand audit and walk you through the steps for reviewing and evaluating your brand’s performance to assure s

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NONPROFIT LEARNING LAB: Program Evaluation is Not Your Job: A 3-Step Strategy for Demonstrating Impact and Driving Action ​
9:30 am

We are here to tell you that program evaluation IS impossible for small- to medium-sized nonprofits. It’s not your mission and it’s not your job. However, you can and should still meaningfully track and understand the impact your organization is making for the people served – and that’s more than enough! Learn

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Foundation for Southeast Texas Grant Application Overview
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about the Foundation for Southeast Texas’ grant program, application process, and how to write an effective grant application for the foundation’s competitive grant.

Presented by Mellie Bevilacqua, Executive Director of Foundation for Southeast Texas

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INSTRUMENTL: You Found a Grant! Now, What’s Next? w/ Shavonn Richardson
12:00 pm

Shavonn Richardson is partnering with Instrumentl on 1/12 at 1 PM ET to dig into how to take action and develop a proven reusable strategy for every grant your organization finds.


Shavonn Richardson is the founder of Think and Ink Grant Consulting. She specializes in helping 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations get

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NONPROFIT LEARNING LAB: DEI with Research and Analytics
8:00 am

We have to update our approach for research and analytics. The lack of equity in the strategies represents missed opportunities for engagement. But, what does that equity-driven research look like? How do we ensure the research we are doing is mindful of all our constituents? We don’t have to look too far for the ans

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NONPROFIT LEARNING LAB: Turbocharge Your Grants Strategy: 3 Ways to Level Up Your Prospecting
8:00 am

Are you having a hard time finding the right funders or prioritizing a long list of funding opportunities? ​As you’ve probably realized by now, prospect research is a critical part of the grants fundraising strategy. It’s often thought of as the most time-consuming part, but it doesn’t have to be! Effective pro

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NONPROFIT LEARNING LAB: 7 Technology Trends Nonprofits Leaders Need to Know in 2022
8:00 am

The pace of technology growth is set to increase exponentially and with it the potential for larger impacts and increased efficiencies for nonprofits. But what are the key technology trends your nonprofit should be aware of? Join IT leader Dataprise as we dive into IT trends around cybersecurity, cloud and infrastructu

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INSTRUMENTL: 4 Tips for Building Relationships With Charitable Corporations w/ Jenni Hargrove
12:00 pm

Jenni Hargrove is partnering with Instrumentl on 1/26 at 1 PM ET to dig into the 4 tips for building relationships with charitable corporations.


Jenni Hargrove is the founder of Nonprofit Jenni. She coaches nonprofit leaders looking to improve their engagement of supporters like donors, corporate sponsors, volunt

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Get Involved and Join in Support!

I have been a member of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center (Center) since 2008.  At that time, I had been the Executive Director of Stable-Spirit for a year, and was needing to learn about running a nonprofit and writing grants.  I attended just about every workshop that the Center held, so that I could run Stable-Spirit as effectively as possible, as well as within all the proper guidelines and rules.  I have said for many years, and continue to say today, that Stable-Spirit is as successful as it is today, because of all the support and learning that I received from the Center. I have become very confident in my grant writing skills, because of all that I have learned from the grant writing workshops through the Center.  I always encourage every nonprofit organization to join the Center, because of all the benefits that
will be obtained from their workshops and excellent leadership.

— Katie Durio 
Executive Director of Stable-Spirit

Nonprofit Summit

Experience more. Create new, exciting opportunities with us and educate Southeast Texas on your mission.

The nonprofit summit is an exciting biannual event built to inform entertain, educate and motivate all aspects and affiliates of nonprofits.

With guest lecturers, keynote speakers and invaluable workshops, you’ll learn a wealth of information to help your nonprofit organization. Plus, get tips, advice, learn trends, and network with like-minded individuals and groups. Go Now to learn more.