Our EveryAction Hero: Healthier Colorado

EveryAction

Healthier Colorado is a nonprofit working to elevate the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process, ensuring healthier standards of living across the state’s diverse communities. From reducing obesity and related chronic diseases to mental and behavioural health, Healthier Colorado works to advocate and mobilize individuals to take action for better and more equitable health outcomes. How did Healthier Colorado get its start?

Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19

VisionLink

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. Governor's Office Fox News The Denver Channel, Channel 7 KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Public Radio Westword Denver Post Visionlink is honored to provide the volunteer and donation technologies to support Colorado.

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Tech Day at the Colorado Capitol

VisionLink

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.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. Jason is the Media Director and My Colorado Project Manger for Community Shares of Colorado. He’s been on the staff of Community Shares for three years now and drives the traditional and new media outreach to inspire philanthropy in Colorado. .

Today is Colorado Gives Day!

VisionLink

In our own backyard, today is Colorado Gives Day. Today is the day to search for over 500 Colorado charities, become inspired by their good work and make a charitable contribution that will get a boost from the Incentive Fund. an online resource for information about Colorado charities. Click here to learn about Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank.

Colorado Flooding - How to Help

VisionLink

Impact areas include in the foothills and plains around Boulder, parts of Denver, Longmont, Greeley, Lyons, Estes Park, Colorado Springs, and many other communities. Here are some great links: American Red Cross - Colorado [link] United Way - Colorado Foothills www.unitedwayfoothills.org/floodrelief Humane Society - Boulder Chapter [link] For helpful information, you can also go to a situational map the VisionLink staff launched this morning.

Colorado Gives Day collecting donations for local nonprofits on Tuesday | GreeleyTribune.com

AFP Blog

Colorado Gives Day collecting donations for local nonprofits on Tuesday | GreeleyTribune.com : "Colorado Gives Day is a statewide program aimed at encouraging philanthropy through online giving. Donations can be made at www.ColoradoGives.org. This year, the program features a $1 million incentive fund to boost donations made Tuesday.

Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims | Justmeans

AFP Blog

Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims | Justmeans : September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: The Verizon Foundation today approved a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross to support the agency’s relief efforts for Colorado residents.

Deadline extended for Colorado Gives after nonprofit donors overload computer | The Republic

AFP Blog

Deadline extended for Colorado Gives after nonprofit donors overload computer | The Republic : Colorado Gives Day began Tuesday beginning at 12 a.m. Organizers decided to extend the one-day promotion because high demand on the website led to delays and computer problems

2-1-1 Colorado and Lafayette's Foothills United Way Expand Services for Immigrants & Refugees

VisionLink

2-1-1 Colorado , which provides information and referrals to immigrants and refugees on resources such as citizenship classes, English as a second language programs, legal services and others, are supporting the expansion of the program. Read more about the expansion of this program by clicking the link

How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

Connection Cafe

I want to share just a few low-budget examples of how the team at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation has pivoted to continue providing donor relations and stewardship to our donors during this current crisis. The purpose of the town hall was to share the state of COVID-19 as seen by the experts at Children’s Colorado. One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics.

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Colorado Nonprofit Offers Aerial Views of a Changing Landscape | Paul Andersen | Travel & Outdoors | NewWest.Net

AFP Blog

Colorado Nonprofit Offers Aerial Views of a Changing Landscape | Paul Andersen | Travel & Outdoors | NewWest.Net : "But thanks to a new partnership, not everyone has to pay for a coveted spot, limited to four at a time, in EcoFlight founder Bruce Gordon’s single-engine Cessna.

Blog Respects Paid For The Families of Victims In Aurora Colorado

John Haydon

If you’re like me, there’s nothing more that you read about this weekend then the horrific shootings in Aurora Colorado. Being Human Aurora ColoradoImage from MetNews.org. As a father, what tore my heart apart the most was the fact that all of the shooting victims were so young. My son is eight and one of the shooting victims was a six-year old girl.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

ASAE / Colorado Springs, CO/ TBA. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more! It doesn't just stop here!

It's Not About You: Lessons From Colorado

NTEN

Case in point: I spent the beginning of this week in fab-tastic Denver, talking with members of the Colorado Nonprofit Association about -- what else? -- social media. Dawn Crawford, Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition, dawnacrawford. Flickr Photo: rakka I love public speaking. My husband would swear it's because I love the sound of my own voice, but really, I like it best when I get to hear the questions and comments from the crowd. Truth is, I'm no expert.

Don’t Miss Out on PersoniFest 2020 — Check Out Our Top Program Picks!

Wild Apricot

PersoniFest 2020 is in Colorado Springs between April 5-8. Here's why you and your team don't want to miss Wild Apricot's third annual user conference

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

EveryAction

Healthier Colorado. Fact: We love Healthier Colorado’s donation page. From their logo at the top to the textured background to the visually appealing color scheme, Healthier Colorado makes you want to donate just by looking at their page. Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. This busy time is marked with nonprofits around the world striving for new and exciting ways to engage with potential donors.

Nine Ways a Dip in the Hot Springs is Like Volunteering

VolunteerMark

While in Aspen, Colorado last week to watch the autumn leaves change color, my wife and I visited the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs. This resort is the largest of its kind in the United States, and attracts thousands of bathers each year to its mineral-rich waters. What lessons could be learned from a dip in the warm waters that come from deep within the Earth? In what ways was the swim experience similar to volunteering? Read on

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Philanthropy Southwest / Colorado Springs, CO / $1,100. AFP, Colorado Chapter / TBA / Not available. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

ASAE / Colorado Springs, CO/ $1500. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

AFP Blog

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Shortly after last's week's earthquake in Haiti, a group of students working in a laboratory in Colorado unveiled a project that makes it easier for victims and volunteers to tweet for help.The lab, at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Atlas Institute, produced a guideline for a 'help specific' Twitter syntax that allows tweets requesting.

Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent several stimulating days in Boulder, Colorado, thanks to an invitation from my longtime friend and social sector leader, Chuck Lief. The iconic Flatirons overlooking Boulder, Colorado My first stop was Prof. Colorado University doctoral student Kyle Thompson concluded with a presentation on the Business Model Canvas , a more agile way to plan for a new enterprise than a traditional business plan. Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation.

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VisionLink Helps NAF Students “Be Future Ready”

VisionLink

VisionLink, a Boulder, Colorado based company, was in attendance and proud to be the chosen software vendor supporting the MyNAFTrack system. 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.

The Cloud for Nonprofits

VisionLink

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. As always, we attended a few sessions to learn what was going on in the nonprofit world and to hear about the hottest topics in nonprofit technology. One session we attended was hosted by SolveIT and discussed nonprofits and ''the cloud.''

Great 2-1-1 Reporting

VisionLink

Kudos to the United Way of Denver and their Colorado 2-1-1 partners. We are pleased to support their work with our Community Operating System (formerly Tapestry) and wanted to do a shout out about their excellent reporting. Note in particular the clearly presented information about top met and unmet needs, presenting needs, the monthly snapshot, and trend data. Here''s to powerful reporting! Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

Make-A-Wish Colorado: Silent Auctions And Raffles. Make-A-Wish Colorado has been using mobile fundraising technology to host their events since 2014. As a result of implementing this system, Make-A-Wish Colorado saw a 45% increase in auction revenue when compared to last year. It’s a simple concept, but it made a huge impact for Make-A-Wish Colorado in reaching their fundraising goals.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Colorado. . . What is the EFSLMP? The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program is an initiative from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, a division of the Department of Labor. . Purpose of EFSLMP. The focus of the EFSLMP is to provide mentorship to "core states" through intensive technical assistance.

Daily DoGooder: Thank You For Supporting Kids Like Me

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.Thank You For Supporting Kids Like Me | 2:18 Children’s Hospital Colorado This thank you video from Children’s Hospital is an honest testament from children who have had extended stays at the Hospital.

Don't forget capitalism

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I was reading this op-ed peice about the tragedy in Colorado. Yes, Colorado happened because someone who was probably mentally ill, or at least in deep, deep distress and suffering, pulled triggers. It''s a good and balanced view of the politics around gun control. I think it''s reasonable, and deals with the fact that for the most part, both sides talk past each other. But he mentions, then sort of discards something important.

Don't forget capitalism

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I was reading this op-ed peice about the tragedy in Colorado. Yes, Colorado happened because someone who was probably mentally ill, or at least in deep, deep distress and suffering, pulled triggers. It's a good and balanced view of the politics around gun control. I think it's reasonable, and deals with the fact that for the most part, both sides talk past each other. But he mentions, then sort of discards something important.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Denver, Colorado: Denver: QuickBooks Made Easy. Denver, Colorado: Denver: QuickBooks Made Easy. Denver, Colorado: Denver: QuickBooks Made Easy. Colorado Springs, Colorado: 5 Technical Resources Every Nonprofit Should Know. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

I’m headed to Colorado Springs for ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, where I’m excited to be presenting with Joe Colangelo (data scientist extraordinaire) and Susan Cato (an amazing digital strategist) about our huge and exciting digital transformation project at the American Society of Plant Biologists. Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

I’m headed to Colorado Springs for ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, where I’m excited to be presenting with Joe Colangelo (data scientist extraordinaire) and Susan Cato (an amazing digital strategist) about our huge and exciting digital transformation project at the American Society of Plant Biologists. Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations

VisionLink

As exemplified in our work with Help Colorado Now, Connecticut and New Jersey, we are here to help states and their communities of disaster agencies by safely mobilizing trusted volunteers around urgent needs,” said Katie Zwetzig, executive director of Sterling Volunteers.

I'm a Little Bit Green, I'm a Little Bit Chemical

Have Fun - Do Good

I saw a documentary called Watershed about the threats to the Colorado River ( find a screening near you ). I have a confession to make. I'm not a totally green cleaner. If you look under my kitchen sink, you'll see that I have Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets next to Comet, Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner next to Windex, Planet Dish Soap next to Soft Scrub.

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Let’s Connect at 2012 SXSW

Amy Sample Ward

The Beacon Lounge will be our home-base, and here are some of the fun things they have planned to make it your home-base, too: Daily Events in the Lounge include: Breakfast from 9-11: Get your morning buzz on with coffee and food sponsored by The Colorado Health Foundation. As the Membership Director at NTEN , and as a speaker at this year’s SXSW Interactive , I hope to be able to connect with all of you that may be coming to Austin for the festival or based in the Austin area.

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New Staff - Welcome Aboard

VisionLink

Thanks to Nevada, Texas, South Carolina, and Colorado--wonderful customers who were willing to share some of their time and insight, helping to orient the new staff. Pleased to report that we have just finished a week of orientation and training for two new account managers a new customer service manager. Chris, Joanne, and Joan bring great professional backgrounds and keenly useful experience to their roles, and we are certainly pleased to welcome them aboard!

The Making of a Donor Ready Patron: Live from #BBCON

Connection Cafe

TRG Arts is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado with 35 team members, each focused on providing guidance and solutions that are patron-based for sustainable loyalty of patrons and sustainable revenue from those patrons. Blackbaud hosted its annual conference for nonprofits from September 29 through October 1 in National Harbor, MD. Nonprofit experts from around the country presented best practices to over 2000 attendees.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

I’m headed to Colorado Springs for ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, where I’m excited to be presenting with Joe Colangelo (data scientist extraordinaire) and Susan Cato (an amazing digital strategist) about our huge and exciting digital transformation project at the American Society of Plant Biologists. Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 https://t.co/PCHAHbHpxG PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat.

United Way Community Leaders Conference

VisionLink

This year is also the 125th anniversary of United Way , which began in Denver, Colorado, in 1887, right in our back yard. 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.

Thoughts And Prayers: Sandy Hook School Shooting

VisionLink

Author Unknown As the death count reaches 26, and parents try to comfort terrified children, the scale of this tragedy hits home--particularly near as we are to Columbine High School here in Colorado. Joined with millions of others across America, our hearts go out to the elementary school children, parents, and staff reeling from the shooting this morning at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown Connecticut. Today children saw their friends and teachers gunned down in a horrifying tragedy.

True Spin: a National Conference on Media Relations for Progressives

Network-Centric Advocacy

After the conference ends on Friday afternoon, stick around for a weekend in the Colorado high country. 25, gives you an extra day to have fun in Colorado. I”ll be there. It is always a great event. A PR Conference for Progressives Some of America’s best progressive PR practitioners are gathering for two days of panels, practical workshops, networking, and fun.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is a state network that links resources with people who can make change happen in Colorado. They work in collaboration with health care providers, policy, and decision makers, industry experts, advocates, and individuals in communities across Colorado.