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Sep
09

Affiliate of the Month: Earth Day Mansfield Brings Green Family-friendly Fun

Every April, the City of Mansfield plans a full slate of events to offer residents the opportunity to not only clean up around their homes and beautiful their community, but also to celebrate, protect and conserve our environment and natural resources. These events include the city's bi-annual Chunk Your Junk & Shred Day, spring Creekside Clean...
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Aug
08

Keep Smithville Beautiful - Murals, Murals, Everywhere - And Other Projects, Too!

Smithville is a small, rural town in Central Texas with a population arguably at about 4,000 people. Keep Smithville Beautiful (KSB) is a committee of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce. Despite its small budget, KSB enjoys the support of a large network of volunteers and partners that help make sure that Smithville is working towards the goal...
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Jul
23

Scenic Cities 2019

This month, 21 Texas municipalities earned official Scenic City certification through the Scenic City Certification Program, a project of Scenic Texas, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), and 16 statewide program partner organizations. These municipalities have demonstrated their commitment to enact high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and pub...
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Jul
19

Legislative Session Round-Up for Affiliates

On May 27th, the Texas Legislature's 86th session concluded. Out of the 8,753 bills filed for the session, 1429 were passed, a few of these of interest to KTB affiliates. These include allocations of funds to parks in the state budget and a bill concerning the recycling industry. One interesting bill passed this session was Senate Bill 64...
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Jul
09

Affiliate of the Month: Helping to Keep Angelina County Beautiful is As Easy As AB/C

Working in Angelina County since 1984, Angelina Beautiful/Clean (AB/C) has a mission to educate and empower East Texans to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment and serves Angelina County and the surrounding area to help make it a cleaner, greener place to live, work and play. AB/C cultivates programs, services and education...
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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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