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Honoring Our Veterans

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Visionlink joins with Americans nationwide to honor our military servicemembers, their families, and our nation's veterans today, November 11th. We ask of these good people their willingness to offer the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We do not take that request, or their offer, lightly.

Why the Most Advanced Disaster Relief Software Saves You Time & Money

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Visionlink announces new disaster relief and disaster operations modules, and now all listed on one page to share with your staff and stakeholders. See the list now: [link] Saving Time and Money Like No Other We license differently — once a user is licensed, they can use any module at any time.

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Activating for Hurricane Laura

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With one of the highest 24-hour intensification rates, Hurricane Laura will be a tremendously serious storm, and another of nearly 300 named disasters from which we build expertise and readiness to offer help.

Rent Relief in Ventura County

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Visionlink is pleased to support the County of Ventura in their recent launch of the Ventura County Pandemic Rental Assistance Program. This program is aimed at providing temporary rental assistance for Ventura County residents who owe past-due rent because of a hardship due to COVID-19. Priority is being given to eligible applicants with an annual household income of less than 50% area median income, followed by 80% AMI.

National Nurses Day!

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On the heels of GivingTuesday (yesterday), we have another major national day today, May 6th, honoring nurses and by extension--other healthcare workers. At the turn of the century, Florence Nightingale is credited with founding modern nursing. She was an advocate of strict hand washing and other practices--and is credited with reducing the death rate among wounded soldiers (Crimean War) from some 40% to 2%.

Giving Tuesday!

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Yes, during a pandemic it's hard to take the time. But perhaps now is the best time. And if you're reading this after Tuesday--so what? Make a difference and give today. To whom? How about your local newspaper or faith-based organization, or a community service organization stretched to the max responding to COVID? Your alma mater is facing an uncertain fall semester, the community orchestra needs your help. A small business with a curbside pickup could use some support.

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CT State Infographic for Volunteering!

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The Connecticut State VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters), has created a great graphic to explain how the volunteer management solution works--with volunteers being able to sign up, register their skills and availabilities, and lead agency staff can then post volunteer needs, search for volunteers that can match the opportunities, and so forth. Visuals are always fantastic!

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations

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Thousands of COVID-19 volunteers and donated essential supplies are matched with states’ needs through an innovative pro bono tech and volunteer partnership BOULDER, CO, April 9, 2020 – Americans are no strangers to disasters. A hallmark of U.S. culture is the immediate outpouring of offers from volunteers and companies urgently wanting to help those stricken by misfortune.

COVID-19 Response Guide for Public Health Officials

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Available Now: covid-local.org Visionlink's data science partner, Talus Analytics, has been working with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Bio team, the Center for Global Development, and the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security to create an authoritative guide for COVID-19 response. In their words: The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant disruptions to cities and local communities in the US and around the world.

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Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19

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Deployed by the State of Colorado, a new site for volunteers and donors is engaging helpful people across the state--by the thousands--who are heeding the Governor's call to volunteer and donate. You can join them here. Or catch up on the announcement from the Governor, and stories in the press.

COVID-19 Infection & Quarantine Tracker

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Community Infection & Quarantine Tracker Available Now Visionlink announces the COVID-19 Infection and Quarantine Tracker for 2-1-1s, I&R Centers, Aging Agencies, Crisis Lines and Disaster Agencies.

New Web Site & Blog

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Three Cheers! Pleased to invite everyone to check out our new web site and this re-designed blog site! You've found the blog, the web site is accessible across that menu bar above this posting, or directly at [link]. We hope we've done a great job explaining what we do, and showcasing the systems used by so many amazing customers and thought leaders. If you have any suggestions please let us know!

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Multi Language & Localization to the Next Level

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Approximately 14% to 15% of adults in the U.S. and Canada speak something other than English or French at home. So it is only right that we provide sophisticated language and localization tools to support all the people in a community. Web Sites Deploy in one or multiple languages. Do this with real-time, machine-based, or human translated content. Create content in different languages, or let the user select a language once they arrive.

5 Billion Data Field Exchanges A Month

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Five billion data field exchanges a month. What have we learned? That the structure of your data matters a great deal, particularly if you need data exchanges to be quick and inexpensive. To do that--one needs to structure the data correctly in the first place. Dry topic? Sorry. Here is a fun animation to make it more interesting! Caution: the music starts up in scene three, and you'll be humming the tune later today. It's less than three minutes long.

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New Password Standards

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None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response. The most fundamental change in the standards by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), is about the frequency of forcing password changes. Survey says? Never.

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Visionlink Supports Dorian Response

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Visionlink systems are fully engaged with Hurricane Dorian response. The National Shelter System is being used to help manage dozens of shelters in Florida--and states north, as Dorian continues along its predicted track. NVOAD is deploying a new situational reporting module for some states from Visionlink, to better coordinate the activities of partner agencies.

Amazing Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Harvey

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Visionlink is proud to support the work of National VOAD's Project Comeback in Texas with our multi-agency Disaster Case Management solution, helping more than 700 case managers from 14 nonprofit partners assist more than 12,000 households.

FEMA Partnership Day

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Join us at the FEMA NVOAD Partnership Day! This is an annual event designed to bring together governmental disaster agencies, non governmental agencies, faith-based organizations and private sector providers who support disaster responders. Partnership day serves to familiarize everyone with the agency capabilities and technologies that are available when disasters strike. Visionlink attends due to our work with both government and non profit disaster agencies.

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Interoperability Made Real: Open Referral’s Data Standard for Resource Directories Visionlink is dedicated to data standards and data exchange as a necessary part of supporting successful communities. While the value of community services data may have been defined in the past by the strength of the walls around it, today however, tremendous value comes from the ability to be use appropriate data collaboratively among partners.

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NVOAD! New Orleans

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Come visit us at our booth # 29! We are looking forward to seeing everyone

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Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

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Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary.

Tech Day at the Colorado Capitol

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Visionlink was pleased to participate in the Tech - Blockchain Day at the Colorado State Capitol this week. Great times, meeting with other technical firms based here in the state, with representatives and senators, and with various legislative staff. We enjoyed a pleasant discussion with Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera as well, talking about 2-1-1, I&Rs, Disaster solutions, and our work to help connect non profit agencies and their clients.

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February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1. You’ll love the people that will answer your call. Visionlink is honored to support 10's of millions of searches and referrals every month for our 2-1-1 customers. We also contribute the technology to support the United Way Worldwide’s National 2-1-1 Locator , where you can find the 2-1-1 that serves your location: [link].

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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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

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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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. VisionLink is partnering with local churches and community groups to poll between 2,000-3,000 people throughout North Carolina.

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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. Joann''s love for her community and for her fellow New Yorkers was vast and the many people she helped will feel her loss.

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. – 7, 2015 – From now through October 31st, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center ( www.ITDRC.org ), Humanity Road ( www.HumanityRoad.org ), and VisionLink ( www.VisionLink.org ), are staffing and supporting a free hotline for the survivors of the South Carolina floods. This hotline will connect survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in cleaning and mucking out homes.

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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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? Improve your brand visibility and employee satisfaction? If you are not using these suggestions, you are hindering your own professional online presence, as well as your company's.

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. NAF unveiled their MyNAFTrack program to great applaud in front of 1,500 people during their annual #NAFNext 2015 conference in Anaheim, California yesterday. VisionLink, a Boulder, Colorado based company, was in attendance and proud to be the chosen software vendor supporting the MyNAFTrack system.

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. Their mission is to help youth who face personal challenges graduate high school, explore post-secondary options and become a productive and contributing member of society.

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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. Right now, many hundreds of call operators across the nation are answering requests for assistance about housing, food, legal issues, family support, health care, jobs and schooling and much more. It is a smart concept: an easy to remember number, free and confidential, connecting needs and resources effectively and efficiently.

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. Both embarked on their journey to work in a children’s home, providing food, shelter, education, and healthcare to poverty and abuse stricken youth. To further improve the livelihood and success of older girls, Aaron's wife has taken on the rewarding task of teaching them how to style hair.

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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. Due to the potentially historic damage of this storm, VisionLink successfully created a unique geo-tagged map to chart--in real-time--the damage reports from those in the storm''s path. How does it work?

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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! Thanks to Amy Rosenblum of the Cultivation Center and her fantastic session on nonprofit software, here are 10 more tips for moving to new software platforms: 1.

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

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The Strategic Advantage team at VisionLink concluded a three-day engagement in the Washington DC area last week — a significant convening of the top executives of public and private industry leaders in the fields of technology, social media, crisis management, multiple levels of federal government and academia.

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. These patients were treated at health facilities that partner with Health Leads, a nonprofit organization that enables healthcare providers to prescribe basic resources along with medicine or referrals to specialists. How does it work? As part of the health screening process, the healthcare teams also screen for basic needs such as food, housing and heat.

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. The West Virginia VOAD connects various organizations enabling them to work together during disaster, providing response, relief, and recovery.

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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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.) Congratulations Synthia and thank you for sharing such a beautiful and inspiring poem. For a chance to enter future fun contests focused on nonprofits, community-building, and helping others, like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter.

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