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Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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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.

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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.

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, 2015: National 2-1-1 Day

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Please help us in congratulating 2-1-1 ! Today, February 11th, is National 2-1-1 Day and VisionLink would like to be the first to say how proud we are to support 2-1-1s and their mission to provide free and confidential information and referral services to millions of Americans nationwide. Right now, 2-1-1 operators across the nation are assisting with requests for services including housing, food, health care, and a variety of other services.

50 State VOAD Community

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Pleased to report that Ray, Rene, Joanne, and I are attending the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) here in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the 20th annual conference, and befitting the theme, Mountains to Sea , VisionLink is proud to release its 50 State VOAD Community project.

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.

PQMD: Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Planning

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Lori Warrens, the executive director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and others are on-site today planning the upcoming Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) Conference to be held at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta this July.

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!

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.

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Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations Are Helping To Take the Bite Out Of Malaria. Today is World Malaria Day, a day when we are asked to consider the fact that every minute a child dies of a mosquito bite. To draw more attention to World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners are sharing their vision of a world in which mosquito bites are no longer fatal.

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The CommunityOS SNAPSHOT

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Here at VisionLink, we are proud to work with so many leading nonprofits that use Community OS software to serve their communities and help people in need of assistance.

PostSecondary Success

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VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and myself are participating in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation''s gathering of their grantees and contractors focused on improving postsecondary success for students.

AIRS Conference: NextGen 2.11

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On-Site Visit: United Way of Denver 2-1-1

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With special thanks to our host Fermin Avila at the United Way of Denver, we enjoyed a wonderful on-site visit with the staff of the United Way 2-1-1 Call Center today. While we have done this before, this was the first time we have visited their call center as an entire staff.

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?

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.

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.

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.

2014 MedSurplus Alliance Conference

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AIRS Conference: VisionLink Users Group Reception

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The 2012 AIRS Conference kicks off today, and all VisionLink customers are invited to join several VisionLink staffers (including yours truly), this evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Click here for more information. You can find us in the Gallier A/B Suite on the 4th floor.

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TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception

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On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception. TAConnecT is a source of neutral information relevant to a major, nation-wide federal program designed to improve community college education.

Connections, The Airs Newsletter November/December 2014

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The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) has released the latest issue of Connections, the AIRS newsletter. This issue covers such topics as 2015 AIRS Conference, choosing the right tools for I&R texting communications, and more. Read Connections by clicking the link

A Remedy For The Universal Occupational Hazard.

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No matter who you are, or your job title, or job responsibilities we all suffer from one universal occupational hazard - Tunnel Vision! You’re good at what you do, that’s why people pay you to do it, you have things to get done, you have deadlines to meet, and milestones to achieve.

Visual Internet Traffic to Quadruple in Four Years

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Here is a projection about internet use that will amplify the caffination in your coffee this morning. The projection comes from Cisco, and while it is in their interest to offer these projections to sell more hardware, recent projections over the years from Cisco have actually been low.

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Have You Hired Your Interns Yet?

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I would like to challenge our customers and our suppliers to make this the summer to get serious about hiring interns. Three benefits come to mind: First, you can increase your productivity at low cost.

Red Cross Shelter View: Update Available

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We have released an update for the Red Cross Shelter View iPhone App. Blog Entry Update: Four days in and release 1.1 has already been downloaded by more than 10,000 users.) This very well received app is available in the iTunes store at no charge.

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Regional CAN Conference: Los Angeles

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VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and Rene Alvarez are supporting lead staff from the Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) today and tomorrow at a regional CAN Convening being held for representatives from the LA Region.

Texas 2-1-1 Moves Forward!

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The good folks who make 2-1-1 Texas work every day and for every community are to be commended for their progress towards an efficient and effective statewide solution.

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How Technology Increased Non Profit Funding in 2011 (Infographic)

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Here is a wonderful infographic we discovered on how both email marketing and social media were able to increase Non Profit Fundraising in 2011! There are some extremely interesting statistics here.

New Mexico Teacher Licensure Solution

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The New Mexico Licensure system completed another successful session today, March 31st., with more than 1,500 educators participating in the Professional Development Dossier system.

Memorial Day 2012

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As has become our custom, we are sharing another in a series of outstanding essays by Stan Stahl, on this Memorial Day, 2012. He has an insightful ability to remind us that we are in fact in this nation an "us." These are good times to remind ourselves of that.

United Way Community Leaders Conference

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The UW Community Leaders Conference is under way right now in Nashville, TN. Participants include leaders from the private sector, elected officials, other non-profit organizations, and of course local United Ways across America. The focus? On how organizations can work together to make change happen in communities through strengthening education, income and health. An appropriate focus, yes? What we learn, earn, and how well we live are so completely intertwined.

New Form Builder Features to Match Staff Needs

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We have released new features to help support call operations, client intake, tracking, and case management. Both of these new features described below are part of the Form Builder module in VisionLink''s Community Operating System, or Community OS. This module is used to arrange the fields, tabs, conditions, navigation, and workflow useful to every organization managing client and call information. The first is an inline fields tool.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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. –