National Nurses Day!


On the heels of GivingTuesday (yesterday), we have another major national day today, May 6th, honoring nurses and by extension--other healthcare workers.

5 Ways to Engage Donors on National Nonprofit Day


On August 17, the United States celebrates National Nonprofit Day to recognize the impact of the social sector and highlight the importance of charitable organizations across the country. . Start early and plan to make the most out of National Nonprofit Day 2021.


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Constituent Feedback: The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

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Today, we are pleased to feature one such organization -- the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans , an Encompass rated organization with an overall 100 out of 100 score, which includes a perfect score of 100 within the Culture & Community beacon where Constituent Feedback resides.

Nonprofits Using Qgiv Exceed Giving USA National Fundraising Trends


The post Nonprofits Using Qgiv Exceed Giving USA National Fundraising Trends appeared first on Qgiv Blog. Data released in the Giving USA 2021 Annual Report shows that Qgiv clients raised more than their peers in several key sectors and in overall dollar amounts raised!

National Mental Health Awareness Month

Media Cause

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The post National Mental Health Awareness Month appeared first on Media Cause. But for so many of us, this very personal and critical issue is part of our everyday lives.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. What does the United Nations Foundation do? AJ: Our mission is to support the work of the United Nations and to connect people and resources to the UN.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

It''s National Volunteer Week - how is your organization celebrating? national volunteer week Volunteers

Guatemalan National Police Archive Goes Online

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Guatemalan government human rights ombudsman invited the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) to analyze the contents of the estimated 80 million documents in the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive or the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN). You can read more about the Guatemalan National Police Archive digital repository here. Benetech archive Martus National Police Archive human rights disappearances Patrick Ball Guatemala

Celebrating International Women’s Day & National Women’s History Month

Charity Navigator

'Fearless Girl' Statue (New York City, NY) While International Women’s Day has only been officially observed by the United Nations since 1975, its origins have long standing roots around the world.

Planning for National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

This year, National Volunteer Week will be celebrated April 21-27th. national volunteer week VolunteersHere are some resources to help you plan your volunteer recognition activities.

NTEN and National Volunteer Week


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." Inspired by National Volunteer Week, NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities.

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention seeking participation in two national needs assessments

Charity Village

The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) is undertaking two national needs assessments for capacity building of social and health care providers who serve LGBTQ+ South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Indo-Caribbean people.

A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

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I just finished reading the National Education Technology Plan , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in the future of technology in American education. These kinds of plans can be impenetrable, but I found this one quite readable and understandable. It is full of examples of interesting ed tech from for-profits and nonprofits, as well as local, state and federal government agencies.

It’s On! National Volunteer Week 2015

Wild Apricot

National Volunteer Week is on from April 12 to 18. national volunteer week Volunteers Here are some ideas for how you can recognize your amazing volunteers and share your stories.

National Family Literacy Day

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This Sunday while you're finishing off the Halloween candy, think about doing something for National Family Literacy Day. The idea behind the day, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy is to promote family literacy. Tags: Reading facebook Bookshare National Family Literacy Day literacy For Bookshare members, that can be as simple as downloading a new book from Bookshare , or sharing one you already have.

Early Education Nonprofit Launches New National Podcast Featuring Kristen Bell and ABC’s Gloria Riviera

NonProfit PRO

Neighborhood Villages, a Boston-based nonprofit working to realize a future in which all families have access to affordable, high-quality early education and care, today launched a new podcast in partnership with Lemonada Media.

Reflecting on the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2020 DAF Report

Givinga Blog

The post Reflecting on the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2020 DAF Report appeared first on Givinga.

Happy National Volunteer Week!


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

Your Volunteers Rock! Be Sure to Tell Them How During National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

April 12 to 18th is National Volunteer Week in Canada and the U.S. national volunteer week webinar Volunteers Here are some resources to help you recognize and celebrate with your volunteers - including our Expert Webinar on "Converting Joiners to Stayers", tips and tools from Volunteer Canada and Points of Light.

Social Media, Fortresses and Free Agents with Danielle Brigida of National Wildlife Federation


If you’ve been around the non-profit social media scene for any amount of time you’ve probably heard of (or even met) Danielle Brigida from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Internet Social Media Video Series #nptech Danielle Brigida National Wildlife Federation Non-Profit social media Social Media Strategy

February 11, 2015: National 2-1-1 Day


Today, February 11th, is National 2-1-1 Day and VisionLink would like to be the first to say how proud we are to support 2-1-1s and their mission to provide free and confidential information and referral services to millions of Americans nationwide. Right now, 2-1-1 operators across the nation are assisting with requests for services including housing, food, health care, and a variety of other services. Happy National 2-1-1 Day for the VisionLink Team!

Celebrating The Nation's Founding


His message was strong and it was clear: "We are in the very midst of revolution, the most complete, unexpected, and remarkable of any in the history of the world." ** I woke up last Thursday morning with a joyful anticipation, almost 236 years to the day after we, the people took on the mantle of self- government , 236 years after our fathers brought forth a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

How to Engage Employees in National (Virtual) Volunteer Month

Saleforce Nonprofit

Each April, hundreds of thousands of companies and nonprofits celebrate National Volunteer Month in the United States — and millions more throughout the year celebrate across the world. The post How to Engage Employees in National (Virtual) Volunteer Month appeared first on

NVOAD National Partner of the Year


We are very honored to be named the National Partner of the Year by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), presented last night at the NVOAD annual conference in Portland, Oregon. VisionLink is deploying a national instance of the Community Operating System to support state VOAD portals in every state and territory.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music


Beecher Hicks III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN. Q: Prior to becoming President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), you had a long, successful career in investment banking and finance.

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National Information and Referral Services Day


In 2011 the Senate passed S.RES.241 declaring November 16 as "National Information and Referral Services Day" at the request of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS). VisionLink , provider of CommunityOS , is honored to support nearly one out of every four calls made to 2-1-1 across the nation.

National 2-1-1 Day


Today, 2/11, is national 2-1-1 day in honor of the call and resource specialists, and the many community organizations which work so hard to connect needs and assets in communities across the United States and beyond. Congratulations 2-1-1! In fact, more than 260 million people across America can reach information about health and human services in their community by simply dialing 2-1-1. This is more than 85% of the population in the United States.

Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week

Saleforce Nonprofit

For this week’s National Volunteer Week, we’re launching the next phase of our partnership with The post Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week appeared first on

National Day of Unplugging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s precisely when the National Day of Unplugging (NDU) starts. I’m about to hop on a plane and fly from Beirut back home in a few hours. The purpose is to encourage young, hyper-connected, and frequently frantic people of all backgrounds to re-embrace the ancient beauty of a day of solitude and unplug their smart phones. It runs for the 25 hours from sundown Friday, March 4, to sundown, Saturday, March 5.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


The United Way Worldwide declared February 11 as National 2-1-1 Day to recognize the importance of an anonymous, easy to remember 3-digit phone number (211) that was available to 24/7. VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1? Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service? 1 Later, in 2000, the Federal Communications Commission approved 2-1-1 nationwide as a short number in the United States.

The State of the Canadian Web Nation


The State of the (Canadian) (Web) Nation, according to over 500 charities. So we decided to poll Canadian charities to get a better sense of what the state of the web nation actually is. Holly Wagg. Chief Digital Architect & Philanthropic Counsel. Good Works.

National skills agenda required to prepare Indigenous youth for digital future: RBC report

Charity Village

The post National skills agenda required to prepare Indigenous youth for digital future: RBC report appeared first on CharityVillage. Indigenous youth are growing four times faster than Canada’s non-Indigenous population, representing a vital influx of entrepreneurs, innovators, managers and business owners for years to come. But a new RBC report says many are not being fully prepared to seize the opportunities of the country’s rapidly changing economy.

National Breakthrough Network


Membership by application, and approved by the members themselves (not by us here at VisionLink), the National Breakthrough Network is an extraordinary group of thought leaders improving practice across the nation. The National Breakthrough Network, launched in 2007, is built on the straightforward premise that results are more powerful when stakeholders commit time and resources to work together.

National Press Club on Bookshare Partnerships with Universities and Publishers

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I'm really looking forward to my first ever National Press Club talk in Washington D.C. Tags: NPC National Press Club newsmaker Bookshare coming up on April 29th. We have exciting news about Bookshare, and it's especially thrilling to be talking about an educational program that scales well and works.

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2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 17, 2012. Location : Chicago, IL. Topic : Social Media for Social Good Pre-Conference. Description : This half-day workshop will cover basic and intermediate levels of social media topics including an introduction to core tools, evaluation, implementation and strategic application.

It's Time For The 2015 DoGooder National Video Awards

Wild Apricot

If you''ve created a video that has helped spread your message or cause, the DoGooder National Video Awards wants to see what you’ve got

National Library Week and Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Blog from Amy McNeely, Bookshare Librarian This past week, April 12th through April 18th, was National Library Week. Every year, the American Library Association picks a different theme for the occasion. This year’s theme was “Worlds connect @ your library.” Bookshare is a unique library.

Lori Warrens Talks 2-1-1 on National 2-1-1 Day!


VisionLink''s Senior Director of Community Relations, Lori Warrens, was mentioned in the National 2-1-1 press release " United Way Declares February 11 as National 2-1-1 Day " where she shares statistics and other information on the valuable 2-1-1 telephone service. Happy National 2-1-1 Day from the VisionLink Team

Top Five Tips from National Volunteer Week

NonProfit Hub

National Volunteer Week 2017 has come to an end, but treating your volunteers well should be a priority each and every one of the other 51 weeks. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we compiled our top five tips to motivate your volunteers and keep them coming back. The post Top Five Tips from National Volunteer Week appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Are You Ready for National Volunteer Week?

Wild Apricot

National Volunteer Week takes place April 10 - 16, 2011 in Canada and the US. Here are some ideas and links to help your organization celebrate.( read more ). nonprofit non-profit nptech volunteer volunteering Volunteers

National Rural Health Resource Center Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : July 12-13, 2011. Location : Portland, Maine. Topic : Knowledge Networks. Description : This closing keynote focused on the power of knowledge sharing networks and the tools that support them. Related Links : Natural Rural Health Resource Center. Conference information. Slides. Presentations from 2011 health knowledge sharing networks presentation

Nonprofit Blog Carnival June 2015: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot

Want to find out how to motivate your volunteers, donors, supporters and board members? Check out our Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up for June. membership Non-profit nonprofit blog carnival

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). October might be a time for ghosts and monsters, but there are some other evils lurking out there: Internet malware, viruses, and threats! Celebrated every October, NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.