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Join Us: AIRS Conference

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AIRS 2022 Conference! October 17-19 We are excited to return (in person!) to AIRS again this year. Stop by our booth # 107 in the Exhibit Hall, and t alk with Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, Visionlink CEO, who would love to hear more about your challenges and opportunities and share ways we can support.

Activating Damage Assessment System for Hurricane Ian

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Currently focused on Flo rida’s Gulf Coast, Hurricane Ian’s particular track, combined with the shape of the bay, means that significant storm surges may inundate the Tampa Bay region. Because of the slow-moving storm, other more distant areas may also receive large amounts of rain or coastal surge.

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Washington 211: One Millionth Call !!

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We are pleased to share that Washington 211 has helped one million callers since the launch of their Visionlink software in 2019. Arion Bevan, a 211 Information and Referral Specialist from King County 211 Contact Center, helped the one millionth caller.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Are You Ready For the Giving Tuesday Movement?

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Giving Tuesday has grown to be the largest day of giving to nonprofits across the US, and it's happening today, November 29. Visionlink is a proud promoter of Giving Tuesday and we have some tips to help you drive successful receiving and giving campaigns. Our customers will use countless and ‘countful’ volumes of CommunityOS™ data and program resources to articulate the impact of their humanitarian programs across housing, hunger and health services, to name a few.

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Celebrating National Disability Independence Day

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In honor of National Disability Independence Day, Visionlink commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and celebrates the structural changes across the US since July 1990 and the assistive digital technologies that we've embraced.

Congratulations! NVOAD Awards

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We wanted to add our voice of congratulations to the good folks at PA VOAD, winner of the State/Territory VOAD of the Year! And, to Ian Anderson, of Colorado VOAD, for Volunteer of the Year as well. Both are well deserved! Visionlink is honored to support their work.

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Join us at NVOAD Conference!

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It's that time of year again for Visionlink! We're off to the National VOAD Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, May 2nd through 5th at the Renaissance Harborplace!

Join Visionlink: Southeast Regional Conference

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Join us at the Southeast Regional United Way / 211 conference, April 26th to 29th. The event is so well attended the organizers needed to open an additional conference hotel. Way to go!

The Value of Volunteers

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It's National Volunteer Week! Fun fact, each year about 62 million Americans volunteer at their local schools, with NGOs, with disaster preparedness and response groups, and community centers and homeless shelters.

Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

It's National 211 Day!

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Today, on this second month, and the 11th day of 2022, 211s across our nation are recognized for the work they do.

Marshall Fire: Boulder County

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We are so saddened by the devastation across Boulder County--and we thank so many of you who have checked in with us.

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Responding to Quad State Tornadoes

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Like many of you, we watched with great sadness as the tornadoes wrecked havoc over the weekend across the Midwest. These unprecedented storms seem to becoming more and more common.

New Beginnings

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Visionlink is thrilled to support the work of New Beginnings, a Seattle-based organization working to empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence.

Data Exchange For Coordinated Care Data Hubs

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More and more our conversations are focused on Community Information Exchange Systems, Health Care Exchanges, Coordinated Care, Comprehensive Disaster Relief systems and similar opportunities to join efforts--and combine data--to leverage the work of many organizations for better outcomes.

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Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

The Problem with Complex Passwords

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For each of us, our online security depends on passwords, and like much of human activity--during the rush of day-to-day effort, we often take short cuts to accomplish tasks the easy way.

Inclusivity & Equity Workshop Series

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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) , and to do our small part, Visionlink is pleased to announce our next Breakthrough Workshops series, focused on equity, accessibility, and inclusion. To learn more about GAAD, please click here.

Join Visionlink: National Hurricane Conference

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Come on down! Visionlink is at booth 119. We're all about improving hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. Visionlink has in attendance some of our most senior disaster experts--with literally hundreds of disaster operations in their bank of experience.

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.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

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.

The Lessons of Coordinating Care from 9/11

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Reflecting on the anniversary of 9/11 this year, we honor those working in the Towers, the first responders and all of their families and friends—and all Americans who woke up to a changed nation.

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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.

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

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Visionlink is pleased to begin supporting the work of Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

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CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort)

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Visionlink is excited to begin supporting the work of Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort, or CADRE-- a leading network of organizations that provide community services essential in times of disaster.

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.

WithinReach

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Visionlink is pleased to begin supporting the work of WithinReach--a Washington based organization focused on building communities where everyone has access to the right resources, families have a voice, and communities can flourish.

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.

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?

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Volunteer & Goods and Services Donations

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We are pleased to support the good work of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. The agency has deployed Visionlink’s volunteer management and Goods and Services Donation solution to help coordinate response among volunteers for COVID-19 in Oregon.

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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.

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.

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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].

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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.

Endeavors

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Visionlink is honored to begin supporting the work of Endeavors, an organization based in San Antonio, Texas. Endeavors seeks to unify families and communities torn apart by poverty, unemployment, or neglect by providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. Endeavors deploys a wide array of programs and services supporting children, families, veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.

Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

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Visionlink is excited to begin supporting the work of the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence. The Coalition's mission is to end gender-based violence and promote equitable relationships through collective action for social change. Based in King County, Washington, the Coalition provides services and resources for victims and survivors of gender-based violence, with the overarching mission to work together for gender equity and social justice.

USAging

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Visionlink is excited to begin supporting the work of USAging, formerly the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging, helping older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence, and dignity in their homes and communities. USAging is dedicated to supporting its members.

South Dakota Helpline Center

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Visionlink is excited to begin supporting the work of the South Dakota Helpline Center. This organization began in 1974 and was the first location to begin 211 service west of the Mississippi. They serve thousands of people every year, connecting individuals to resources and support, connecting local agency volunteers, and offering hope to individuals with thoughts of suicide. Their core service areas include the 211 Helpline, Volunteer Connections, and Suicide and Crisis Support.