Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19


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.

Sharing the Experience of Disaster: Colorado Floods


Our hearts and minds go out to all those now beginning the difficult work of recovery--in this flood--and in the other disasters that occur in this nation and around the world every day. Douglas Zimmerman VisionLink (Note, you can learn more from our disaster maps at , register or search for friends and relatives on Safe and Well , or download the Shelter View App , to get up to date information about currently open shelters


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Tech Day at the Colorado Capitol


Visionlink was pleased to participate in the Tech - Blockchain Day at the Colorado State Capitol this week. 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. 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.

Colorado Flooding - How to Help


Today the status of "disaster area" came home. Boulder and surrounding counties are federally declared disaster areas, impacted by days of heavy rain turned into flood waters. 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

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

" Saskatoon Public Library's support is just one of many examples of public libraries supporting disaster preparedness and relief. Educating the Public on Disaster Preparedness. The library is a natural place for community members to obtain information on disaster preparedness. The American Library Association put together this helpful annotated bibliography to help you provide support for disaster preparation and response in your community.

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.

Digital Volunteerism – Effective Disaster Relief the GreenTech Way

Tech Soup Blog

The January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti showed some of the astonishing potential for volunteer-based digital disaster relief. and Sahana Foundation (which hosts a free open source disaster management system), have changed the way disaster relief is being done all over the world. This is a group of largely self-organizing digital volunteers who use Twitter to respond to all of the major disasters around the world.

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations


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.

Reinventing Our Battered World through Kindness and Curiosity

Social Velocity

That was the takeaway from the session, “Best Practices for Equitable Philanthropy: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” led by Sally Ray and Tanya Gulliver-Garcia from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

The Cloud for Nonprofits


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.''

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


ASAE / Colorado Springs, CO / Price varies. AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit. AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit. The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. AFP, Colorado Chapter / Breckenridge, CO / Price TBA. Philanthropy Southwest / Colorado Springs, CO / Not available.

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009


VisionLink''s Role VisionLink customers are among those providing 2-1-1 services, from New York to Washington state, from Florida to Maine, and here in our own state of Colorado--and for many regional and metropolitan systems in between. We are particularly pleased to support those partnerships that weave 2-1-1 operations into a more holistic effort, such as when integrated with elder care, homeless management, or disaster response.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Kitchener, Ontario: Disaster Recovery. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Tech Trends for 2016. Now, I'm no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year's resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like "find a mentor" or "learn a new skill every month." " But following through on these plans can be difficult because life is unpredictable and complicated. Luckily for you, NetSquared is here to keep you on track.

10 Things to Know When Moving To A More ?Capable Software Platform


Alternately, if you can foresee circumstances where you would want to support crisis calls, homeless intake, elderly services, disaster relief, and other family service programs (through your own offices or through partner agencies), then you are looking for a software solution that is designed to support multi-purpose, multi-partner use. 3101 Iris Avenue, Suite 240 Boulder, Colorado 877-VSN-LINK

Annual Support in a year of calamity

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

CommUlinks of Colorado, a Denver-based nonprofit consulting firm, found similar results when it surveyed charities at the beginning of this year following the tsunami in late December 2004. Both of these writers remind us that fundraising is basically a matter of building relationships , and the natural disasters around us do not change that. What a year.

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth Kanter

Giving Day hosts are using “ Table Top Crisis Planning,” an interactive exercise that allows them to look at the first 72 hours of a response to a disaster and brainstorm innovative ways to address it. Dana Rinderknect, Director of Online Giving for Colorado Gives has gone through the exercise. Click to Download Report.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

When you design a capacity building project based on peer learning and is focused on topics that will require transformative organizational change to apply skills and knowledge, it is important to have a realistic and clear idea about what constitutes success. Not thinking this through at the beginning can spell disaster, especially if there are unrealistic expectations and you are working in places where connectivity is a barrier.

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