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Reconnecting Friends and Family During the chaos and dislocation of the California fires, we are honored to deploy Safe and Well for the American Red Cross. Read here for a local story, and local authorities' request to use Safe and Well, as we all work together to reconnect friends and family. link] To go to Safe and Well directly: Safeandwell.org

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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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.

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. –

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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 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.

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?

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.

Congratulating Jamie Rogers - Denver Kids Inc. Mentor of the Month

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The VisionLink Family cannot express our extreme pride in our own Jamie Rogers for his recognition by Denver Kids, Inc. as Mentor of the Month for April 2015! Denver Kids, Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to helping Denver Public School students.

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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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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.

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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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.

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!

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

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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.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy

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VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA). This is the 15th CCA-affiliated Academy that Lois Ann Porter, Visionlink’s Sr. Vice President, has helped design and implement.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

2014 MedSurplus Alliance Conference

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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.

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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Welcome to the Visionlink Community: Indiana 2-1-1

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Visionlink is proud to welcome another new customer, Indiana 2-1-1. These good folks have created a statewide solution that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, aggregated and non-identified data is collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources.

A Story From the Team

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Our help desk team works around the clock to ensure that our customers have the support they need. We love to hear about moments from our incredible help desk team that remind us of how proud we are to work with such great folks.

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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.

Content Strategies for Nonprofit Websites

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Is your nonprofit looking for ways to improve your website and increase traffic? Tech4Good Denver hosted an excellent and extremely informative group panel who shared true and tested content strategies when designing or managing your nonprofit’s website.

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.

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.

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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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!

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.

Collaboration in the Aging Community

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Last week VisionLink had the pleasure of attending the N4A “Answers on Aging” Annual Conference & Tradeshow in our neighboring city of Denver.

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.

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.