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. Douglas Zimmerman VisionLink Boulder, Colorado www.visionlink.org Today the status of "disaster area" came home.

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.

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. How did Healthier Colorado get its start?

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.

Sharing the Experience of Disaster: Colorado Floods

VisionLink

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. 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.

Giving Day Hosts Must Have A Crisis Plan – #Givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colorado Gives has hosted six gives days and has over $111 million dollars for Colorado nonprofits. Crisis Planning for Colorado Gives – Guest Post by Dana Rinderknect, Colorado Gives. We do live in Colorado and snow is going to happen!

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is a state network that links resources with people who can make change happen in Colorado.

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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.

Visual Data for Visual Thinking

VisionLink

Brian Clark from the Colorado Health Institute provided three key tips that we wanted to share with you! Visual thinking has become a way of life and Infographics are the perfect tool for this new trend.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 https://t.co/PCHAHbHpxG PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

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!

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.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

USDA Farm Service Agency to offer text alerts to Weld County producers Farmers and ranchers in Colorado can now receive notifications from their Farm Service Agency county office through text messages on their cell phones.

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

VisionLink

Thank you Denver United Way and Colorado 2-1-1! 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.

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Designing for Good: The Best of Nonprofit Designs Episode #2

Connection Cafe

New logo design by Lauren Motl ( @EllieEm13 ) exudes past and present with a retro yet timeless branding effort for Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust ( @ccalt ).

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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.

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.

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ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Students Took AMI By Storm

ASU Lodestar Center

Just days after we rang in the new year, a storm blew through Denver, Colorado. by Anne Kotleba, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Award Winning Boulder

VisionLink

Our home base community of Boulder, Colorado was just named number four Best Cities for the Next Decade. Three economic drivers power Boulder: the University of Colorado, federal research laboratories and more than 6,600 small businesses and corporations, all woven into an entrepreneurial fabric. This is good news--the community continues to attract the rare combination of technical competence and social awareness that drives our Community Operating System software, CommunityOS.

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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.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist - Arizona Gives Day

ASU Lodestar Center

In the days leading up to December 10, my email and Face book page lit up with information and requests to participate in 2013’s Colorado Gives Day (coloradogives.org). He described how much he loved Colorado for two primary reasons – the Denver Broncos and its natural beauty.

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.

A Remedy For The Universal Occupational Hazard.

VisionLink

Last week I had the honor of facilitating the National Breakthrough Network Retreat in Estes Park, Colorado, and literally got my inoculation to my professional tunnel vision.

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.

VisionLink Deploys Boulder Fire Resources

VisionLink

Humbled by the dire loss of homes and property from the Boulder, Colorado Fourmile Canyon Wildfire, VisionLink is honored to be a significant part of the response. As a community service we have deployed a situational analysis map with information about the burn area, evacuation zones, locations of destroyed homes and structures, road closures, photographs, twitter feeds and more.

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.

TLA Profile: PEAK Parent Center

NTEN

When PEAK Parent Center was selected to co-lead a federally-funded pilot technology program, the Colorado-based organization leveraged its experience in the NTEN Technology Leadership Academy to steer the complex project and help change the tech culture of participating organizations.