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Jun
10

Affiliate of the Month: 35 Years of Keeping Austin Beautiful

Here at Keep Austin Beautiful, we inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways and reduce waste every day. Austin is one of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States. At Keep Austin Beautiful, we are increasingly focused on addressing some of the key environmental issues raised by ...

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May
01

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Aransas County Beautiful - Hurricane Harvey Silver Linings Playbook

We at Keep Aransas County Beautiful are humbled and honored to be chosen for as the Affiliate of the Month this May, as we know there are many great groups in Texas that have been around a long time that are certainly very well deserving.  As many may or may not know, Aransas County is now known as hurricane Harvey ground zero. When a communit...

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Apr
23

Conferencing, networking, celebrating, oh my!

​We are just over a month away from our Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference in Rockwall, Texas! The Conference is not only a time to educate yourself on our theme, Navigating a Changing Texas, but also a time to have fun and build new relationships. We know some of you all have already started preparing your Conference itinerary, and we wan...

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Apr
02

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Grapevine Beautiful - Engaging the Entire Community

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here. Since its inception in 2002, Keep Grapevine Beautiful (KGVB) has been a benefit to the community by providing enga...

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Mar
15

Things to Do Near Rockwall, Texas

​ The Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference is only a months away and we are so excited! This year, it will be hosted in beautiful Rockwall, Texas at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront Hotel. Volunteers, city officials, affiliates and more look forward to this event every year, and we know that many use this as an opportunity to explor...

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Mar
01

Affiliate of the Month: From Dormant to Revitalized - How Keep Santa Fe Beautiful Came Back to Help the Community Find Peace After Tragedy

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here. Santa Fe, Texas is a quaint little town with a population of 13,200, located about 30 miles south of Houston, in G...

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Feb
08

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Houston Beautiful - Forty and Fabulous!

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here. Houston, home to more than two million people and spanning close to 670 square miles, is currently the country's f...

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Jan
24

Share-A-Project: Learn from your Affiliates

​"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't." -Bill Nye  Our growing Affiliate Network is home to many diverse organizations. On a day to day basis, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) sees the success of each organization in big and small ways. While one affiliate is winning a recycling grant, another is on the news promoting their cl...

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Jan
10

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here. Nacogdoches, a town as unique as its name, is coined as the oldest town in Texas. Pine trees, azaleas, and Japanes...

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Dec
07

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Katy Beautiful on Celebrating Christmas in Katy

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here.  ​Katy is known to many as the "huge suburb west of Houston," but what many people don't know is that the cit...

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Dec
04

Staff Blog: Turning Holiday Heroes into Annual Champions for Your Cause

It's the holiday season and the season when 1/3 of donors are looking to give back and get a nice tax break in return. In fact, 12% of all giving happens in the last three days of the year. So, make it easy for them! Make your campaign easy to access on your website, ensure the least number of clicks and information collection possible on your...

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Nov
08

Volunteer Recognition – “Thank you!”

​Gracias! Merci! Danke! No matter how you say it, "thank you" is the easiest and most powerful statement you can say to your volunteers. A simple thank you can solidify the positive experience they had with you and not only keep them coming back, but they will bring their friends, too. Thank you can make the difference between feeling appreciated a...

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Oct
30

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Odessa Beautiful and their Recycle Fashion Show Program

​The mission of Keep Odessa Beautiful is to empower Odessans to recycle, prevent litter, and beautify our community. Our goal is to educate on the importance of proper waste disposal, waste reduction, and the conservation of our natural resources by encouraging our citizens to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We promote and coordinate litter prevent...

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Oct
25

Volunteer Retention – Keep Them Coming Back for More

Now that you have recruited a database full of fabulous volunteers, how do you keep them coming back for more? Recruitment can be time consuming and you definitely don't want to start over every time you need volunteers. Make sure you keep notes on who you contacted and collect contact information from all of your participating volunteers.This will...

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Sep
26

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Hutto Beautiful on Community Engagement and Hutto Pride

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful.  Despite the extreme growth that Hutto has experienced in the last decade, the small-town spirit and heart of the community remains. ...

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Sep
05

Volunteer Recruitment – Attracting Young Professionals to Your Organization

Many of you have asked KTB staff how to get more youth involved in your organization. Some of you have adult volunteers that may not be as familiar with technology and social media. Others are concerned about sustainability and passing your hard work and passion on to future generations. Let's face it, none of us are getting any younger and if...

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Aug
29

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Denton Beautiful on 30+ Years of Beautification and Environmental Efforts

The History of KDB If you mention Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) to a Dentonite, you'll likely get a story about how they received a free tree from us, or how they love our murals around town. KDB's history expands over three decades of beautification efforts. In 1987, Denton's City Council saw a need to beautify their small college town. At that time...

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Aug
08

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Pearland Beautiful on the Evolution of Pearland

Since 1982, Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) has been empowering Pearland citizens to take responsibility for their environment. Over the years our organization has gone through many changes, shaped by the needs of our residents. For example, in the late 80's KPB managed a once per week drop off center for aluminum cans. Now, we operate a full service...

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Jul
06

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Waco Beautiful on Recycling Outreach

Keep Waco Beautiful has been around for quite some time. We have accomplished many beautifications in our great city and that was mainly what we were known to do. Frances Sturgis, the founder of KWB and good friends with Lady Bird Johnson, had a vision for Waco. What started out as just a small beautification committee, The Greater Waco Beautificat...

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Jun
01

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Midland Beautiful - Super Kids Can Save The World!

Introducing Educational and Outreach Coordinator, Audrey Sizemore of Keep Midland Beautiful (KMB). As the first of many in our new Affiliate of the Month highlight, Sizemore shares her experience in developing KMB's youth education. She'll also be taking over Keep Texas Beautiful's Instagram stories, giving us an inside look of their Super Kid...

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