VisionLink Welcomes Our Newest Customer, Nevada 2-1-1!

VisionLink

Nevada 2-1-1 is a program of the Financial Guidance Center (FGC) and is committed to helping Nevada citizens connect with the services they need. With offices throughout the state, FGC can provide face-to-face service in addition to an interactive website for those unable to access in-person service due to distance, as Nevada is predominantly a rural and frontier state. Administration of the Nevada 2-1-1 program blends perfectly with the FCG mission.

Faces of Change | United Way of Southern Nevada

AFP Blog

Faces of Change | United Way of Southern Nevada : What do local celebrities Holly Madison, Clair Sinclair, Taylor Hicks, Frankie Moreno, Murray Sawchuck, Josh Strickland, Carla Pellegrino, Mac King, and Tara Palsha have in common? Celebrities and community members who supported the program uploaded their photos to United Way of Southern Nevada’s Facebook page and saw their photos posted on billboards across the Valley

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An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication

SocialFish

for his class at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (By There are three truths to social media. People are more important than platforms. Experiences are easier to remember than content. Social media doesn’t exist in a vacuum but as part of an integrated communication campaign.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Highlights this month include website accessibility in Portland, Oregon; project management in Boston, Massachusetts; and data visualization in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada: Data Visualization: Turning Information into Action. Las Vegas, Nevada: QuickBooks Made Easy.

Cisco Strengthens Three Square Food Bank's Network

Tech Soup Blog

Last year, the organization provided the equivalent of more than 27 million meals to food insecure people in Southern Nevada. Feeding a Need in Southern Nevada. and a top destination for tourism, Southern Nevada is home to a lot of people in poverty.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently?

Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada , January 13 with Tony Caufield. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization? Our free Office 365 workshops are designed to help nonprofits that want to use their domain name for their email service.

How to Optimize Your Nonprofit Newsletter for Success

Tech Soup Blog

Rather than saying something like, "In January, Feeding America fed 111,000 hungry people in New Mexico, Oregon, and Nevada," here's what Feeding America actually said: Feeding America thanked its volunteers. Your email newsletter is crucial for the success of your organization.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Project Management Basics. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions.

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Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Office 365 for Nonprofit Workshop — FREE! 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."

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Online Courses (Storytelling). Las Vegas, Nevada: AdWords Basics. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Online Courses (Storytelling). TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs.

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A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Tech4Good Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. NetSquared organizers plan events because they have skills to share, want to give back, and want to make the world a better place.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: AdWords Basics. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: More Site Visits! Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?"

Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Utilizing Social Media for Your Organization. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries!

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Grant Writing 101. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently?

Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign

Mobile Commons

The University of Nevada and Dartmouth College emerged as the winners of the grand prize, though the success of the campaign was a win for everyone.

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Lame spam of the day: do you get a lot of spam?

Robert Weiner

Author: Reno Nevada. This came as a comment on my blog. I had to smile at a spammer complaining about spam. It included a link to a page that seems to be selling dental implants, but I didn''t explore it. Comment: Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar. one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it''s driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.

VisionLink Supports the National Academy Foundation’s Work-Based Learning Fellows

VisionLink

Members of the NAF WBL Fellows 2014 The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in preparing high school students for college and career success.

New Customer: Crisis Call Center

VisionLink

This is the Crisis Call Center of Nevada, established as an outreach effort of the University of Nevada, Reno, due to the high rates of suicide across the state. We are pleased to welcome another new customer to the VisionLink network. The center is supported by individual donations, government sources, corporate and foundation grants and the United Way.

Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not in the Nevada desert, but in huge indoor spaces in pup tents. (In Photos by Jamie Stobie and used with permission from the photographer. Note from Beth: My colleague, Daniel Ben-Horin, from TechSoup Global has been in the nonprofit technology for decades. He has seen it all.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Strategic Plans: What Are They and Why Should You Have One. You're reading the TechSoup blog, so you're probably already comfortable with using technology in your work.

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!

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

These states are Arizona, California, Alabama, Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Delaware. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday !

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

in Sparks, Nevada. The first time I really "got" the power of accessible technology (AT) to improve the lives of people with disabilities was when I saw the PBS documentary Freedom Machines.

Demographics Are Destiny: How and Why to Diversify Your Staff Now!

NTEN

And, in Maryland, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Florida, the percentage of non-Hispanic whites has fallen below 60 percent. By Jocelyn Harmon, Director of Nonprofit Services, Care2 Unless you've been living under a barrel, you know the demographics of the U.S. are changing. Here are some key highlights from The Changing Demographics of America by Smithsonian. I encourage you to read the entire article.

Your life in ten words or less

SocialFish

Though he has been declared legally dead, five months after he disappeared over the Nevada desert, it made me smile because I happen to know that he's now flying alien aircraft for Area 51. I read Steve Fossett's obituary this weekend. Regardless, what really caught my eye was the headline of his obit: Steve Fossett, 63; Adventurer of the Seas and Skies. How AWESOME is that. We should all be so lucky to have our lives captured in a nutshell as inspiring as that. Dream big.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Project Management Basics. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

Convio Summit? There's an app for that.

Connection Cafe

When I wasn't busy rafting on the Truckee River , biking to Nevada City , hanging out with friends and family, or eating , I was playing around with Titanium Appcelerator , a cross-platform application development system. Author: Bruce Keilin.

5 Tips to Maximize Crowdfunding Results

NonProfit Hub

Gretchen graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in English literature. Gretchen Barry is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Gretchen has been a leader in corporate communications and marketing for 20+ years.

Promoting Text Campaigns with Celebrity Power

Mobile Commons

nk and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to promote the campaign. When your organization or campaign has celebrity supporters, you want to maximize the value of every ask you make of them. They might be willing to tweet something on your behalf, film a TV spot, or raise money for you.

Jed Alpert at the Mobile Insider Summit

Mobile Commons

The panel is on Wednesday at 10:15 AM in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This Wednesday, at the MediaPost Mobile Insider Summit , our CEO Jed Alpert will be discussing how mobile can help your organization connect with your target consumers. Jed’s speaking on the Author’s Roundtable. He and three other recent authors will be sharing their thoughts about which brands have developed successful mobile strategies, and what a world of mobile-centric marketing will look like.

Jed Alpert to Speak at the Mobile Insider Summit

Mobile Commons

The panel is on Wednesday at 10:15 AM in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This Wednesday, at the MediaPost Mobile Insider Summit , our CEO Jed Alpert will be discussing how mobile can help your organization connect with your target consumers. Jed’s speaking on the Author’s Roundtable. He and three other recent authors will be sharing their thoughts about which brands have developed successful mobile strategies, and what a world of mobile-centric marketing will look like.

Complying with Data Security Regulation

Idealware

An article appeared in the NonProfit Times this week regarding a recent ruling in Nevada requiring that all personal information be securely transmitted, e.g. encrypted. The law in question is a part of Nevada's Miscellaneous Trade Regulations and Prohibited Acts. Nevada is the first state to pass legislation like this, but it's a good bet that they are the first of fifty. The relevent snippet from the Nevada law: " 1.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Las Vegas, Nevada: Cybersecurity for Nonprofits: It's Not That Hard to Be Secure. Las Vegas, Nevada: QuickBooks Made Easy. Reno, Nevada: QuickBooks Made Easy.

Try Eating for $4 a Day. Join The Hunger Challenge

Have Fun - Do Good

Did you know that the average amount Californians have to spend on a day's meal with food stamps is $4? Or that 34 million people in the United States live on a food stamp budget? I didn't, until I read about the San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge.

Good News! Starbucks Signed an Agreement with Ethiopia

Have Fun - Do Good

In January, Starbucks ’ stores in: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, northern California, northern Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Texas, Maine, New Hampshire, parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island were rBGH-free. Guess what? Your advocacy made a difference.

How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

NTEN

Griscom lives in Nevada City, California with his wife and two boys. Jacob Griscom, BetterWorld Telecom. [Ed. Note: This article was originally published in a slightly different form on TechSoup.]. Thanks to advances in communications technology, the daily commute to work for many people has transformed from a stressful car ride through heavy traffic to an easy stroll to the home office.