Join the 501 Council

As a member of Greenlights' 501 Council, you'll learn about and impact Central Texas' nonprofit sector while building a network of community-minded friends! Made up of Austinites from all industries and backgrounds, this membership group funds accelerator grants, enabling nonprofits to benefit from Greenlights' consulting services!

Join Greenlights' 501 Council

 

About the 501 Council

Want to impact Central Texas' nonprofit community – and have fun doing it?

  • strengthen our community by strengthening local nonprofits
  • connect with current and future community leaders from all industries
  • learn about the nonprofit sector
  • get involved in philanthropy

Check out a list of current 501 Council members and see what they have to say about their experience!

What does "collaborative giving for greater impact" mean?
Greenlights' 501 Council is a group of community-minded individuals who want to make a meaningful impact by strengthening local nonprofits. Member donations are pooled to fund accelerator grants, bringing local nonprofits together for expert-led intensive training, consulting and coaching. This peer-learning, cohort model is proven to accelerate organizations to be more innovative, results-focused and successful in tackling big community problems.

The need is great. Your impact is, too!
With 5,660 nonprofits in Central Texas, we know there are many organizations with the potential to transform our community, but they often lack adequate human capital and business expertise to do so. Every day, business entrepreneurs find investors to provide the capital they need to grow. Greenlights believes nonprofit innovators need investment capital, too. By joining the 501 Council, your investment equips high-potential, local nonprofits with the tools and support they need to excel.

Learn more about the grants and past grantees.

501 Council Member Commitments & Benefits

  • An annual financial gift of your choice ($250 or $501), to support capacity-building consulting engagements and cohort training for local nonprofits. Membership levels include the following benefits:
$501 $250
  • 501 Council membership
  • Complimentary individual Greenlights membership (provides discounts on trainings and events, and access to the 501(c)ommunity, the online hub for nonprofit stakeholders).
  • Complimentary ticket to Board Summit, a board matching event for individuals interested in board service.
  • Lowest ticket price for the Texas Nonprofit Summit, the state's premier nonprofit management conference; includes admission to the Texas Nonprofit Awards.
  • Complimentary admission to two skill-building workshops.
  • 501 Council membership
  • Complimentary individual Greenlights membership (provides discounts on trainings and events, and access to the 501(c)ommunity, the online hub for nonprofit stakeholders).
  •  Attendance at 501 Council activities (as you are able):
    • October – 501 Council kickoff happy hour
    • February and March – Educational offerings about the nonprofit sector, board service, etc.
    • April – Pitch event (council votes to select grantees)
    • May – Happy hour celebration of grantees

Questions?

For more details, or to arrange installment payments, please contact Kate Smallwood at 512.477.5955 ext. 247.