West Virginia VOAD Receives the Governor’s Service Award

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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. The award honors WV VOAD’s dedication to service and acknowledges their commitment to volunteerism throughout West Virginia. The West Virginia VOAD connects various organizations enabling them to work together during disaster, providing response, relief, and recovery.

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

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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.

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

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» Friday Feb 01 2008 Join WVU for Integrated Marketing Degree Information Session Friday, February 1, 2008 at 02:28PM | by James OMalley West Virginia Universitys integrated marketing communications program is holding an information reception for communications professionals in DC interested in an online graduate degree in integrated marketing. Who should attend: Professional communicators in DC Sponsor: IMC Program at West Virginia University Questions?:

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

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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”. VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA).

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

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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. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week

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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? 2) Marketers leave text messaging untapped Only 29% of retailers use SMS, or short messaging service, text messages to communicate to consumers, according to our vendor OpenMarket’s report released in August.

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?”

How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

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It's probably no accident that Chestnut Ridge Church has become the largest church in West Virginia. Chestnut Ridge Church is a big independent evangelical church in Morgantown, West Virginia. Members of the congregation get together for family-friendly potlucks to watch West Virginia University games on the big screens. The church stages big-name contemporary-Christian concerts with artists like Matthew West and Colton Dixon of American Idol fame.

Good TV: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

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The show takes place in Huntington, West Virginia, one of the country's "fattest" and "unhealthiest" cities. My favorite TV show right now is Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Yes, it has reality show moments (really, did the high school students have to cook a meal for 80 people after a week of training?), but its message is clear: we need to return to eating real (unprocessed) food, and to cooking from scratch.

Go Holiday Shopping with Your Global Girlfriend

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In the United States, for example, products are made by women from The Enterprising Kitchen and WomanCraft in Chicago, Women's Bean Project in Denver, Appalachian by Design in West Virginia, Thistle Farms in Nashville and Rosie's Place in Boston. According to a recent article in Muncie, Indiana's Star Press , "the National Retail Federation expects the average consumer to spend $791.10 this holiday season, up from $738.11 last year."

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

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Another feature of the program will be Safe America’s recruitment of First Ladies/Spouses in ALL 50 states to lead local, state educational efforts — building on West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin and her husband, Governor and Senator-Elect Joe Manchin’s efforts that reached 40 states in 2010 and had the active involvement of Governors and First Spouses in Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Washington state, West Virginia, Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Utah and Tennessee.”.

Grant Writing and the Perfect Storytelling

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In rural Boone County, West Virginia, Jennifer Massey bathes her children in contaminated water. I grew up on a farm in Minnesota. My mother was from the area, but my father was from Missouri. I don't know how much you know about Missouri, but I bet you know this: Missouri is the Show Me State. My father, however, was the "tell me" father. Never an evening meal went by that we weren't all encouraged to tell what happened with our day.

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Kimberly Wilson, Tranquility du Jour: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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Meeting Walter the piglet - who fell off of a transport truck - during a recent visit to The Pig Sanctuary in West Virginia was truly one of my happiest days this year. I hope you've been enjoying my have fun do good guest blogger series as much as I am (: The tenth guest blogger in the series is Kimberly Wilson. Kimberly is a teacher, writer, do-gooder, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly.

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ILoveMountains.org Blogger's Challenge (You Can Help If You Aren't a Blogger Too!)

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Primarily, mountaintop removal is occurring in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. iLoveMountains.org is a campaign to stop mountaintop removal for coal mining. What is mountaintop removal you ask? From the iLoveMountains.org web site: "Mountaintop removal is a relatively new type of coal mining that began in Appalachia in the 1970s as an extension of conventional strip mining techniques.

Case Study: Community-Based Fundraising

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million members in Pennsylvania and West Virginia through the company's health care benefits business and is one of the largest Blue plans in the nation. By Kari Ann Kiel, Event Marketing Consultant, DoJiggy. There are so many ways to raise money for your nonprofit or charitable cause. Sales-based fundraisers, for example, bring in money through selling products or discount cards.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Mountaintop Mining – Seeing is rejecting.

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It’s called mountaintop removal and it is the most common mining in West Virginia and Appalachia generally. Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman AUG 23, 2007 Mountaintop Mining – Seeing is rejecting.

Women Rise Up Against War: Rae Abileah of CODEPINK

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The phenomenal woman with the giant CODEPINK truck, Sam Zanne Joi, and I traveled through the deep South and Southwest, weaving our way through little towns in the Appalachian mountains with names like War, West Virginia, and Truth and Consequences, Texas. According to UNIFEM's, "Gender Profile-Iraq-Women, War & Peace," : "[M]ore than 90 women become widows each day due to continuing violence countrywide.

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Do You Know the Chase Bank Routing Transit Number?

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West Virginia. Your bank’s routing number is significant because it is the key to knowing where to send and receive money. In fact, when banks ask for a “voided check,” they are usually looking for this number. Another reason you need to know your bank’s routing number is that; it will definitely come in handy when you need to sign up for direct deposits, make payroll payments or even when you want to send out wire transfers. Chase bank routing numbers.

Credit Collection Services(Is This Something You Can Trust)

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I know of at least two other companies, one in Georgia, and another one in West Virginia. This is a debt collection agency that is based in Norwood, Massachusetts. It is one of the largest debt collection agencies in the country with more than 700 employees and annual revenue of 53 million dollars. If you haven’t paid your debts, then you know that the debt collectors will soon come calling, and it’s not going to be an enjoyable experience.