Congratulating Jamie Rogers - Denver Kids Inc. Mentor of the Month


The VisionLink Family cannot express our extreme pride in our own Jamie Rogers for his recognition by Denver Kids, Inc. Denver Kids, Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to helping Denver Public School students.

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On-Site Visit: United Way of Denver 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. Thank you Denver United Way and Colorado 2-1-1!

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Defining Impact Beyond Attendance Numbers at the MCA Denver

Museum 2.0

I was visiting with Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The MCA Denver has had a big impact on the art world with its fresh approach to programming, and it is located in a large city with a vibrant art scene.

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NetCentric Advocacy: | Denver OpenMedia : 27 minute show

Network-Centric Advocacy

Why are we not all over Cell phones for organizing » October 26, 2007 | Denver OpenMedia : 27 minute show There are some great overviews in this video. Denver openmedia is thinking of the way public access is getting changed by web2.0. Link: | Denver OpenMedia. Denver openmedia is thinking of the way public access is getting changed by web2.0. Link: | Denver OpenMedia. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Denver Nonprofit Institute. Denver Nonprofit Institute. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. PEAK Grantmaking / Denver, CO / $1320. It's finally here!

Guest Post: The Denver Community Museum

Museum 2.0

This post was written by Jaime Kopke , the founder/director of the Denver Community Museum , a pop-up community-generated institution that ran from Oct 2008-April 2009. The Denver Community Museum (DCM) was a grassroots operation in almost every sense.

Guest Post: Weaving Community Collaborations into Permanent Installations at the Denver Art Museum

Museum 2.0

Earlier in 2013, I was amazed to visit one of the new “Studio” spaces at the Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum is no stranger to community collaborations, but we’ve been dipping in our toe a little more deeply when it comes to developing permanent participatory installations.

Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC) creates sustainable, healthy housing opportunities for underserved households in Denver, Colorado, through outreach, education, and affordable housing development.

Take a Side Trip to the Denver Art Museum

Museum 2.0

This week, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opened a new temporary exhibition called The Psychedelic Experience , featuring rock posters from San Francisco in the heyday of Bill Graham and electric kool-aid.

Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19


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.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Denver Nonprofit Institute. Denver Nonprofit Institute. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / Denver, CO / $1,350. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Denver, CO / $525. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events.

Great 2-1-1 Reporting


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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Attending The Arc National Convention?

Vertex Systems

Vertex Systems is excited to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at The Arc National Convention 2011 in Denver from September 17th through the 19th! We look forward to connecting with others in the intellectual and developmental disability community at this … Continue reading →

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. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

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Crowd Fundraising for the Arts: No Running, Walking, or Freezing Plunges Required

Connection Cafe

Denver Zoo. The Denver Zoo raised more than $60,000 for the SNUGG – a Safe Nurturing Upright Gateway for Giraffes, which is a large, padded, weatherproof chute that zookeepers can secure giraffes in for medical care and other procedures.

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Your Weekly SMS/MMS News

Mobile Commons

Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow – New York City-based marketing technology company Verve Mobile acquired Denver-based Roximity, which helps brands reach people when they’re inside stores. Crisis Text Line gets $23.8

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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. I am so grateful to the over 150 people who donated to get us to Denver, especially those who continuously support our students each year. by Anne Kotleba, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Collaboration in the Aging Community


Last week VisionLink had the pleasure of attending the N4A “Answers on Aging” Annual Conference & Tradeshow in our neighboring city of Denver.

Colorado Flooding - How to Help


Impact areas include in the foothills and plains around Boulder, parts of Denver, Longmont, Greeley, Lyons, Estes Park, Colorado Springs, and many other communities. Today the status of "disaster area" came home.

4 ways startups are setting themselves apart at SXSW | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

AFP Blog

Denver’s HomeAdvisor is taking a different approach. 4 ways startups are setting themselves apart at SXSW | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs : Rides: Giving rides is a gracious and appreciated gesture. When you’re running between panels or meetings and one is at Sheraton at noon and the other at the Hyatt at 1:45, there’s no relying on the bus system. Or cabs for that matter.

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Content Strategies for Nonprofit Websites


Tech4Good Denver hosted an excellent and extremely informative group panel who shared true and tested content strategies when designing or managing your nonprofit’s website. Is your nonprofit looking for ways to improve your website and increase traffic?

Blog Respects Paid For The Families of Victims In Aurora Colorado

John Haydon

Jessica Ghawi, 24, of Denver; aspiring sports journalist. Matt McQuinn, 27, of Denver; who died shielding his girlfriend. Teves, 24, of Phoenix; earned master’s degree in counseling psychology in June from University of Denver. Image from

The Road to Accessibility without Borders: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One year ago, on June 28, 2013, at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ) agreed on a historic international copyright exception for people with print disabilities.

Nonprofit Website Usability


This week, I attended a wonderful Denver Tech4Good session on how nonprofits can make their websites more usable and easier to navigate. This is important because the more people are able to use your site, the more they will learn about your cause, donate, and give support.

Coming to Your Town, The Art of Relevance in Hand

Museum 2.0

Registration info TBA October 19, 2016: Denver, CO at the Ellie Kaulkins Studio Loft for NAMP Regional Workshop, 3-5pm - Free! Co-pilot sadly not attending these events. One of the basic criteria for relevance has to do with effort.

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United Way Community Leaders Conference


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.

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media


Check out this example from Denver Rescue Mission. Storytelling and social media – these terms have certainly been thrown around a lot this year! Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? I firmly believe in the latter.

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Best of Online, The Top 5

Connection Cafe

Here are a few of my own personal best-ofs: the top three cheese-steaks in Philadelphia (Cosmi's, Jim's, John's Roast Pork), the best green chile in Denver (Santiago's, Benny's, Las Delicias), and the top breakfast tacos in Austin (Tamale House, Tacodeli, Mi Madre). Author: Dimitri Lundquist. I love "best-of" lists, and I love making them.

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Coming Soon to a City Near You.

Connection Cafe

February 22 | Washington, DC February 24 | New York, NY March 1 | Boston, MA March 8 | Seattle, WA March 10 | San Francisco, CA March 16 | Denver, CO Author: Convio is coming to a city near you! Come one, come all! Convio is setting up shop in a city near you—a workshop to be specific. We're hosting a free Nonprofit Success Workshop in cities across the country and right now we have February and March all set!

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

Mobile Commons

At a recent pizza party in Denver, Colorado, Working America members got a chance to meet like-minded activists and share ideas. Working America is a national organization that represents working families on a wide variety of issues. Some of those issues are national. But some – from unemployment in New Mexico to union rights in Ohio – are highly local.

WorldChanging Launches Book & Local Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

Bloggers (like me) in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, the Twin Citites, Washington DC, and Canada are volunteering to post a couple times a month about WorldChanging projects, ideas and people in their city.

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Are You Attending ATD 2016?


We are eagerly looking forward to Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2016 International Conference & Exposition taking place on May 22-25 in Denver, Colorado. Gyrus Systems Team is all set for ATD 2016! Our team will be present at booth #1129 to talk to you about your learning and training challenges and explain how our LMS – GyrusAim can help you overcome these.

New Customer: Complete College America


Our Strategic Advantage team, led by Lois Ann Porter, will be assisting with planning, materials, and implementation for their very first Academy to be held in Denver, this coming October. We are very pleased to announce another new customer among the VisionLink network, Complete College America.

Weekend Reading: 2012 Trends and Young Adult Programs

Museum 2.0

I have a personal connection to this report, which was produced by the Denver Art Museum after a multi-year project developing meaningful connections with young adults. Two great museumy reports to brighten your weekend: TrendsWatch 2012.

A Radical, Simple Formula for Pop-Up Museums

Museum 2.0

There was Jaime Kopke's Denver Community Museum , which existed for nine months in a Denver storefront in 2008-9 to celebrate visitors' creations. Pop-Up Museum [n]: a short-term institution existing in a temporary space.

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Contextual Content: How to Adapt Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Brad Dolian, mobile marketing manager at Cabela’s in Denver, explained that their efforts laid a “good foundation via text,” so that they wouldn’t “have a dependency on an app.” If your brand is using text messaging to reach out to consumers, there are two basic premises to be aware of.

13NTC Sketchnotes: Creating a Social Media Insights Report


Full notes here (325 kb) A sketchnoting, er, note: I did very rough notes in the session, and then drew this up on a protracted bumpy descent into Denver.

Member Spotlight: Dave Ryan of CiviCore

Tech Soup Blog

Beautiful Denver, Colorado, USA. I work for CiviCore , but I am an active board member on several Denver-area nonprofits, including Urban Peak , the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center , the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship , and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Dave Ryan has long been a lurker in the TechSoup forums and we thought it was high time we pulled him out and let you all know a little more about him and his nonprofit work! Name, title, and TechSoup username.

Open Thread: How Does Your Institution Say Happy New Year?

Museum 2.0

This year, I've seen everything from heartfelt solicitations ( Young Playwrights Theater ) to surreal pop culture singalongs ( MCA Denver ) to impressively-produced, collaborative, yet poignant pop culture singalongs ( Detroit Science Center , which closed one month after this video was released).

End of Year Smatterings and Inspirations

Museum 2.0

In that spirit, I offer a few things that have excited me in recent weeks: The MCA Denver Holiday Video is out, and it is very, very good. I have felt in the past that some of the MCA's holiday videos were a bit too pretentious, but this year's edition is full of joy and a message that really reflects what they do in Denver.

Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks

Museum 2.0

I was joined by Lori Fogarty (ED of the Oakland Museum of California), Adam Lerner (ED and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), and Beck Tench (Director for Innovation and Digital Engagement at the Museum of Life and Science).

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My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

We’re fortunate to have been able to present this idea to funders who have given us a great start and we recently struck up a relationship that we’re very proud of with one of Denver’s most innovative nonprofits, the Open Media Foundation.