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Visionlink Welcomes New Customer: Michigan 2-1-1

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Visionlink is proud to announce its newest customer, Michigan 2-1-1. This is a network of professional centers across the state working to provide the most complete and up to date resources for individuals, households, state agencies, health care providers and many others.

Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

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Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. — 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin.

New Customer: 2-1-1 Wisconsin

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We are pleased to welcome another new customer to the Visionlink network, 2-1-1 Wisconsin.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

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Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies BOULDER, Colo. –

Everything You Wanted to Know About LinkedIn, But Were Too Afraid to Ask.

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How Do You and Your Organization Use LinkedIn? For some, LinkedIn is a necessary evil. But why not use LinkedIn to your advantage? Do you know how LinkedIn content can drastically increase your company's SEO ranking? Improve your social media marketing?

VisionLink Helps NAF Students “Be Future Ready”

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Brenda Berry, NAF Assistant Vice President, Academy Development, presenting the Employer's MyNAFTrack dashboard page at the 2015 #NAFNEXT conference in Anaheim, CA.

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Sadly, this week marked the loss of one of the disaster response world’s strongest leaders and advocates. Joann Hale was one of the most influential, hard-working, and caring people we have ever had the pleasure of working with here at VisionLInk.

VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map

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I wanted to quickly write and share with you the local and national media coverage that VisionLink has been recently receiving in response to winter storm Juno.

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VisionLinker Travels to Peru on Humanitarian Mission

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Working on a team with dedicated humanitarians like VisionLink’s Software Developer, Aaron Priebe, is a honor. Aaron and his wife recently visited Arequipa, Peru.

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West Virginia VOAD Receives the Governor’s Service Award

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VisionLink would like to congratulate the Member Agencies of the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) on receiving the Governor’s Service Award. The award honors WV VOAD’s dedication to service and acknowledges their commitment to volunteerism throughout West Virginia.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

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VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1? Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service? 1 Later, in 2000, the Federal Communications Commission approved 2-1-1 nationwide as a short number in the United States.

Martin Luther King Day 2015

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As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

OPERATION DRAGON FIRE: BETTER INFORMATION FOR BETTER DECISIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

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3 Things Every Boss Should Be Doing With Their Employees Before Thanksgiving

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Like it or not, holiday dinners with the in-laws and extended family are fast approaching.

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education

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Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

2-1-1 Connecting Communities

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2-1-1, the phone number used by millions to access information about community services, is celebrated nation-wide today, February 11th.

A Poem about Helping Others

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This past week, we had a poetry contest about helping others in your community. The winner of our poetry contest is (drum roll please.) Synthia Laura Molina of Central IQ, Inc.! Feel their pressing needs, Offer soulful remedies. Servant leader leads.)

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VisionLink Welcomes Our Newest Customer, Nevada 2-1-1!

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Nevada 2-1-1 is a program of the Financial Guidance Center (FGC) and is committed to helping Nevada citizens connect with the services they need. FGC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) HUD approved housing counseling agency and has been serving all Nevadans since 1972. With offices throughout the state, FGC can provide face-to-face service in addition to an interactive website for those unable to access in-person service due to distance, as Nevada is predominantly a rural and frontier state.

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Is Your Software Really 508 Compliant? Three Things You Should Know.

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Each day we find ourselves more and more reliant on technology. Our dependence on computers and smart phones has naturally produced some major advancement in technology. Though both exciting and liberating, major advancements in technology have also produced some unforeseen consequences.

Community Solutions: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

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Last year, 11,000 hospital and clinic patients received prescriptions for food and heat, along with scripts for their medicines.

Please Join VisionLink In Welcoming Aaron Titus To Our Proud Family!

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VisionLink is honored to welcome yet another resident specialist to our ever-growing VisionLink team. As the new Disaster Product Manager for VisionLink, Aaron comes from an extensive and distinguished background.

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Visual Data for Visual Thinking

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Visual thinking has become a way of life and Infographics are the perfect tool for this new trend. They simplify complex information and help nonprofit and government organizations to engage, educate, and inform the public of the great work they do in their communities!

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2014 MedSurplus Alliance Conference

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10 MORE Things To Know When Choosing Nonprofit Software

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We posted 10 Things to Know When Moving to a New Nonprofit Software Platform last year, outlining 10 technical and operational factors organizations should consider when they are planning on making the move. Last week at the Nonprofit Technology Summit, I collected additional strategies we can share!

Scrum: A Universal Process for Organizational Success

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VisionLink studies manufacturing processes and team best practices to inform the way we operate. Many of our teams use the agile methodology Scrum as a structure, but we rely upon our experience with collaborative work to make this approach work smoothly.

Protecting Community Resource Data

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We believe that organizations should be compensated for the creation, organization, maintenance, and updates of community information data, especially in the nonprofit space. In this nonprofit space, there are no discretionary profits available to allocate toward community information management.

Using Geospatial Maps in Time of Disaster

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Geospatial mapping is an increasingly hot topic in large-scale natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma Tornadoes. As technology continues to advance, data mapping is moving from being a powerful tool for specific cases to being a new norm in all disaster relief.

VisionLink Supports the National Academy Foundation’s Work-Based Learning Fellows

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Members of the NAF WBL Fellows 2014 The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in preparing high school students for college and career success.

A CommunityOS Hidden Gem: The Data Provider Tool

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It’s always a delight to run across a product feature that surprises me, even after years of work. The Data Provider Tool is one such hidden gem. The Data Provider Tool allows an administrator to tag a group of resources outside of the normal agencies or portal restriction filters.

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Nonprofit Website Usability

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This week, I attended a wonderful Denver Tech4Good session on how nonprofits can make their websites more usable and easier to navigate. This is important because the more people are able to use your site, the more they will learn about your cause, donate, and give support.

Red Cross Installs Smoke Alarms over MLK Jr. Weekend

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Over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend the American Red Cross installed smoke alarms and safety information to those in high-risk communities. The American Red Cross embarked on a national campaign in October 2014 to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires.

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Free Christmas Tornadoes Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

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Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies in Texas, Miss., and other states BOULDER, Colo.[or or your location] – Dec. 29, 2015 – From now through January 15, 2016 , Information Technology Disaster Resource Center ( www.ITDRC.org ) and VisionLink ( www.VisionLink.org ), are staffing and supporting a free hotline for debris removal and home cleanup after the recent tornadoes affecting several southern states.

Medical Surplus Alliance Connects With Guatemalan Hospital With Help From Boulder Based Software Company & Acclaimed Photographer

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Acclaimed photographer and visual engineer, Ben Von Wong, is working with Avencera Partners, VisionLink, Inc. and the MedSurplus Alliance to create a groundbreaking video for an upcoming social media fundraising campaign. Medical Bridges, a Houston based Medical Surplus Recovery Organization and their Guatemalan partners Amigos Pro Obras Sociales organized the difficult and complex film settings that included hospitals, clinics, patient homes and the surrounding community.

Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

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Jacky was only 8 years old in 2010, when he was separated from his mother after the 2010 earthquake and forced into child slavery. After escaping he was left homeless and living on the streets of Haiti until discovered by Haiti Mama , a nonprofit organization committed to connecting homeless children with their families. The organization found Jacky''s maternal aunt and after four long years Jacky was reunited with his mother. Most orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti are not as fortunate.

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Help Now: Needs are Catastrophic in the Philippines

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Five days in and the awful reality is setting in. Racing across the nation of some 2,000 inhabited islands, the super typhoon has left behind truly horrific conditions. Financial contributions are needed from each of us.

The Cloud for Nonprofits

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VisionLink attended the Annual Colorado Nonprofit Association Conference last week to meet many of Colorado''s wonderful nonprofiteers as well as the companies who support them.

CommunityOS Software for Nonprofits at The Nonprofit Technology Conference!

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VisionLinkers Jamie and Gigi returned last Friday from exhibiting at the Nonprofit Technology Conference held in Washington, DC!

NVOAD National Partner of the Year

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We are very honored to be named the National Partner of the Year by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), presented last night at the NVOAD annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

Sharing the Experience of Disaster: Colorado Floods

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We wake up four days later to both sun and more rain, 18,000 homes lost or damaged and more than 1,000 people unaccounted for. A number of communities are hearing from officials that with winter approaching, major road failures and other infrastructure may not be repaired for some time.