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.

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.

Keeping the Rich History of Virginia Preserved and Secure

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Medicaid Billing Solution for Virginia

Vertex Systems

Our Virginia Medicaid billing webinar is coming up on September 27th! It will demonstrate how Vertex Systems’ Intuition Service Billing will streamline your entire Medicaid and other payer billing process. If your agency would like to reduce by 50% the … Continue reading →

The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Virtual Auction Will Raise Money for Virginia Tech

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The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Virtual Auction Will Raise Money for Virginia Tech: "Virtual Auction Will Raise Money for Virginia TechRoss A. Perkins, an instructional technologist at Virginia Tech, has set up a silent auction in the virtual world Second Life to raise money for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund

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.

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?:

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


The Village Network is a behavioral health organization helping youth and families in Ohio and West Virginia become healthy and have brighter futures. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Virginia Nonprofit Institute. Virginia Nonprofit Institute. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

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

Proud Father and Husband: Concert in Palo Alto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The accomplished pianist Virginia Fruchterman (who I happen to be married to) will be the main accompanist at the concert at St. Every once in a while, the Beneblog features something of personal importance to me.

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Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day


Here in Washington, DC where I regularly bike to work, there will be over 85 Bike to Work Day pit stops throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland where cyclists can get food and beverages, and even enter prize raffles

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.

Video Fridays #27 When Social Media Became News

NCE Social Media

The Arc of Northern Virginia is live tweeting their state’s budget hearings on funding for programs supporting people with intellectual disabilities.

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VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy


States participating in the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy are: California Hawaii Illinois New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma West Virginia VisionLink is proud to partner with the Complete College America and believe that “We all work better by working together”.

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.

Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care? : Parallels : NPR

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At this point, even two years later, it''s a classic example of how well-designed a social media campaign should be, but also the challenges of keeping an audience''s attention in the social media world," says Marcus Messner, who teaches social media at Virginia Commonwealth University Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Children's Museum Uses Smartphones to Educate Adults - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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But while she laughs at the thought that the Virginia museum would ever have that kind of money, Ms. Children's Museum Uses Smartphones to Educate Adults - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "If Karen S. Coltrane, chief executive of the Children’s Museum of Richmond, had her way, one of the museum’s education experts would accompany every family that walked in the door.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers.

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Tamil Nadu Temples

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Virginia and Kate, my wife and daughter, volunteered to come along with me on my one-week trip to South India. Virginia and Kate both received a live blessing from a real elephant in the temple.

Hot Association Jobs – July 12


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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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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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.

Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week

Mobile Commons

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission developed a national text message counseling program that helps first-time college students transition more easily into college life. 1) Texting: Is it the Key to a Better College Transition?

Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26


Manager, Education & Member Services , LeadingAge Virginia – LeadingAge Virginia is a 501(c)(6) association focused on education, advocacy, community building, stewardship, not-for-profit leadership, and expanding the world of possibilities for aging in Virginia.

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Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

Connection Cafe

Take the Obici Healthcare Foundation , an independent foundation focused on improving the health status of the people living in Virginia. In recent years, we’ve seen a major uptick in organizations across the social good sector looking at data – and how to use data – in new ways.

Jimmy Fencing

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My wife Virginia and I were able to squeeze in a quick trip to Boston to see our son Jimmy fence in the Intercollegiate Fencing Championships, his last fencing tournament in college.

How We Can Inspire Remarkable Change for Good

Connection Cafe

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

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Do Your Homework First, Write Second—Examples of Successfully Funded Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

This next proposal, written by Julie Colaw, was fully funded through the West Virginia NASA Space Grant Consortium.

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.

Meet the Bookshare in-house summer volunteer team!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

John Pastorius I am from Smithfield, Virginia. I attend Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia where I am studying music performance.

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The Voter Information Project


It's election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- the state in which most Forum One staff call home. Many will turn to the internet for the answer and will find themselves at this polling place form on the Virginia State Board of Elections voter information web site.

Outstanding Volunteer Scout

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He pulled together volunteers from his community, involved the local public library in Chantilly, Virginia, and scanned and proofread 24 books. Our volunteers are essential to accomplishing Benetech's mission. From time to time, I like to highlight the contributions of particular volunteers. Today, I'd like to honor Matthew Devcich, a high school student and aspiring Eagle Scout, who chose to focus his major Scout project on Bookshare.org.