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West Virginia VOAD Receives the Governor’s Service Award


VisionLink would like to congratulate the Member Agencies of the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) on receiving the Governor’s Service Award.

Keeping the Rich History of Virginia Preserved and Secure

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She was George Washington's mother, born in Lancaster County in Virginia's Northern Neck region. " The library contains thousands of published records, books, manuscripts, periodicals, and microfilms about the Northern Neck region of Virginia.

Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide -- RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 14, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ --

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Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide -- RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 14, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ -- : 'via Blog this

Computer Centers in West Virginia's Volunteer Fire Stations | PCWorld

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Computer Centers in West Virginia's Volunteer Fire Stations | PCWorld : "West Virginia is leading the nation in technology innovation. West Virginia has come up with the idea of providing computer access at volunteer fire and rescue departments and has received a Federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant to put its ideas into practice

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio

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Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio : Seventeen West Virginia Office of Technology employees are working long hours in Louisiana lending an IT helping hand following what Hurricane Isaac left behind.

Come celebrate Jamie’s recovery and the book launch with us!


Sponsored by Higher Logic at their brand new HQ in Virginia, the theme of the event is defining and communicating your organization’s culture in tangible, actionable ways that garner results. Where: Higher Logic HQ’s – 1600 Wilson Boulevard Suite 400 Arlington, Virginia 22209.

Virginia Based Tech Company Works With Non Profit To Help People At Risk

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PRESS RELEASEVirginia Based Tech Company Works With Non Profit To Help People At Risk: "Richmond, VA (OPENPRESS) April 13, 2007 -- Code 71, Inc. continued its commitment to using technology to help people at risk and alleviate poverty by donating time and talent during their attendance at the 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). The NTC Day of Service provides an opportunity for conference

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

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University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site : University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site February 6, 2012 — The University of Virginia Office of Development and Public Affairs has launched a new website designed to support University faculty researchers and development administrators motivated to seek funding from independent philanthropic foundations and select corporations

How We Can Inspire Remarkable Change for Good

Connection Cafe

Professor James Coan at the University of Virginia has studied the power of empathy.

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help


NE Options: Virginia Disaster Relief Fund. We hope all of our readers on the East Coast are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy.

8 Nonprofit Lessons Learned from the 2014 FUSE Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Allie @ Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare. Thanks to a partnership with Salsa Labs , Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good was able to report live from the FUSE Conference on August 6-7 in Annandale, VA.

50 State VOAD Community


Pleased to report that Ray, Rene, Joanne, and I are attending the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) here in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the 20th annual conference, and befitting the theme, Mountains to Sea , VisionLink is proud to release its 50 State VOAD Community project.

What I Learned About Life and Business by Biking Across the Country


Over eight weeks in the summer of 2013, my son and I cycled 3,700 miles across the country, from San Francisco back home to Alexandria, Virginia. The trip was something my son Alex had long been dreaming of and planning to do since graduating from high school.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

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Virginia. Virginia charitable registration: $100. $30-$325 West Virginia. West Virginia charitable registration: $15-50, depending on type of organization ($0 if exempt). The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?”

Turning Fundraising into a Game: Groupon, Zynga and Care2 do it, Why Don’t You?


Here are a few ways nonprofits are rewarding their fundraisers: Virginia Beach Bike MS – Bike shop gift certificates, VIP parking, a 30-minute massage and an invitation to their awards dinner await participants who raise over $4,000. Looking for additional resources like this?

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Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 2


NACAC offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits & retirement package, and a convenient location situated between the Clarendon and Courthouse metro stations in Arlington, Virginia. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, California and at SXSW. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

And the University of Virginia offers application support through text messaging. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer.

“Flipping your publishing model” in action


And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? Remember this post about how to flip your publishing model ? I just came across this great post from NTEN about how they did just that. This new strategy means we’re driving a lot of traffic to overall: We’re up 24% year-over-year in 2011.

Reverse Engineering the Nissan Leaf's Range Display

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, my wife, Virginia, was not enthusiastic. Virginia and Jennifer would go in the Kleckner's Prius (which is a gas-electric hybrid with plenty of range) and the two Jim's would take the Leaf. Geeks are textbook early adopters.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Virginia Beach. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dealing with good and bad buzz - Pete Snyder, formally of New Media Stratedgies (now part of Meredith Corporation) and most recently a run for Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor talks about the need to track good & bad online buzz for clients. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

Join WVU for Integrated Marketing Degree Information Session - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Who should attend: Professional communicators in DC Sponsor: IMC Program at West Virginia University Questions?:

Obama and canvassing technology

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I canvassed in Virginia for the last weekend through Election Day for Obama. Here is a pic of the precinct maps. I was and still am in the tank for Obama. And yes, I do plan to be at the Inauguration in DC in January.

Vote for Mobile Commons as Most Innovative Technology

Mobile Commons

We’re very excited that we’ve been nominated for an “Innovative Technology” award by Capital Business and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Josh, a new indie feature film set in Pakistan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night, Virginia and I were in a packed auditorium at Stanford watching a preview screening of a terrific new indie feature film, Josh. Virginia had heard of Indus World Music , his San Francisco company that is dedicated to Raaga music, both classical and popular. Josh ??? Against the Grain), the first feature film by director Iram Parveen Bilal, is set in modern-day Pakistan.

Eight marketing tools to effectively communicate your nonprofit’s message

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Can’t make it to Virginia? posted by. Asher Elran , Founder. Dynamic Search. What most people do not realize is that nonprofit organizations experience similar complications and obstacles that a businesses face.

Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Roughly once a year when I travel overseas, my wife Virginia puts up her hand and says “that’s the one!” An unexpected bonus of this trip was how often Virginia and I came across social enterprises in our travels.

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Public speaking for change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I originally started this blog as a way to keep more of our Benetech team aware of what was going on with me and other team members (through guest blogs) while on our travels. Many of us spend a big chunk of our time on the road rather than in the office, and it's good to share some of the reasons our office chairs are often empty! Speaking publicly is an important part of our work.

Greater Washington Prepares to Give to the Max


In preparation for the November 9 Give to the Max Day , nonprofits in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia communities participated in person or tuned into the live stream of a one-day online fundraising workshop with the industry’s top experts.

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly

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But personal feelings aside, on Friday, the first FAA-approved drone deliveries were made—in this case, transporting packages of medical supplies to an annual health fair in Wise County, Virginia, which is in the middle of Appalachian coal country." 'via NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly : "NPQ has written previously about nonprofits that are experimenting with the use of drones.

NBC 29: Count on Us - Alumni Connection Goes High Tech

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NBC 29: Count on Us - Alumni Connection Goes High Tech: "The University of Virginia Alumni Association is looking to the web to help keep alumni 'in the know.' The 100-year-old Virginia Magazine is no longer the only way to keep grads connected. Viccellio said, 'There wasn't necessarily a call from alumni. We just felt like we should be online.'The UVA officials say they're striving for variety.

Apricot Chat: The Richmond Venture Forum

Wild Apricot Blog

Wild Apricot is a great fit for professional and business associations -- the Richmond Venture Forum is an association that acts as a social network to link the entrepreneurial community with venture capital to promote business growth and development in the central Virginia area.

How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

Tech Soup Blog

PowerFull Fitness is a fitness boot camp run by Laura Waller for moms and kids out of northern Virginia. Nonprofits often struggle with creating effective content and engagement strategies.

Please Vote for SXSW 2014 Panel: What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session will be moderated by Alexandra Samuel, Vision Critical and other panelists include Jeremiah Owyang, Altimeter Group and Virginia Heffernan, Yahoo. What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You. That’s the title of my proposed panel for SXSW 2014.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech


Virginia Tech. NextGen Tech Women is an effort organized by our friends Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , Kami Watson Huyse , Allyson Kapin , and Julie Pippert. They are hoping to raise $25,000 between now and May 5, 2011 to support the next generation of women technologists.

Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Katherine Clark from Church of God in Virginia. One of our best conversations was with Katherine Clark who is the state administrative secretary for the Church of God in Virginia.

An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This will trigger the purchase of a matching rig by a longtime donor Virginia Clay and effectively double the contributions of all our campaigners. I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water’s September campaign.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

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The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands by Carol Cone.

Six Social Media Week Events to Check Out


Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington raised $2,017,196 with 17,838 donations for over 1,000 nonprofits in the DC, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia areas. Social Media Week is happening in DC this week. While there are so many great panels to choose from, here are our top six choices that we think will be the most valuable for nonprofit practitioners. The Secret Sauce to Social Media Fundraising: DC’s Give to the Max Day Story. Hosted by: Razoo and AARP.