The FAMCare Blog

Do What You Love And You’ll Never Work A Day In Your Life!

Posted by April Freund on Jun 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The title says it all.

How did we get to a place where most baby boomers work for a paycheck instead of doing what they love? I know for most of my generation (that is the last wave of the baby boomers) it is true that we go for the money more than for the gratification. We simply have a hard time understanding the younger generation’s focus on quality of life versus income.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Chooses FAMCare to Improve Outcomes of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 30, 2016 7:51:22 AM

PRESS RELEASE

St. Louis, MO – A.R.C. (Anti-Recidivism Coalition), a support network and advocacy group for men and women who were once incarcerated and part of the criminal justice system, has partnered with Global Vision Technologies, Inc. (GVT) to implement FAMCare human services software.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Press Releases

Skip the Mundane, Start REALLY Living Your Life…

Posted by Scott Wold on Jun 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone, or should I say uncomfortable zone?

Is your life is a rerun? Most people live in patterns, the same patterns over and over again.

Don’t believe me? Map it out.

Write down what you do daily for a week or two. My life and most of my friend’s lives are consistent.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools

5 Steps To Get Where You Really Want To Be

Posted by Scott Wold on Jun 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

When you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there…

Do you want to fulfill your potential?  Do you want to achieve your goals and aspirations?  Do you want a transformation?

Do you want to live the life you really want?

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Question - Do nonprofit accounting standards serve to clarify a nonprofit’s financial condition, or rather to obscure it?

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Topics: Nonpropfit Accounting

Change is Hard

Posted by Jeff Grover on Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A man walks into a cigar bar in Chicago and buys three cigars. He then goes to a chair in the corner, lights all three and puffs on one, then the next, then the next and so on. Finally the manager gets curious and asks him why he is smoking like this. The man replies that he has two brothers and that one had moved to Europe and another to Australia to pursue careers. One of their favorite past times had been smoking cigars so before they left all three agreed to smoke like this from time to time so it was like they were all together again. The manager thought this was a neat idea and continued on with his duties.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools

How A CEO of a Software Company Came to Understand the Pain of a Software Implementation

Posted by April Freund on Jun 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Implementation Plans

Adoption in a Changing World

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The winds of change blow steadily through the world of social services. Our colleagues in Child and Family Services recently shared with us the dramatic changes that are occurring in foster care and adoption. Attitudes toward adoption, secrecy, parental rights, and post adoption best practices are evolving rapidly, with the mind set of both the parents seeking to adopt and birth mothers who find themselves in need of surrogate parents for their child, changing dramatically.

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Topics: Adoption

Visions Server Upgrade 27 is Here!

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 10, 2016 1:47:36 PM
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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

What's Social About Social Media?

Posted by April Freund on Jun 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

In today’s world with the ever-changing technical offerings and social media giving us on the spot news sharing, it’s easy to stay continually distracted in both our personal and professional lives.

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Topics: Insider

A Trend Toward Kinship Care and Placement is Definitely Due!

Posted by April Freund on Jun 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As an adopted person who was separated from my twin brother at one year of age, I especially have a strong commitment to this trend. Although, I could not have landed in a better household with very loving parents the entire process was certainly less structured than today’s process.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption

The Revolution and Sweet Briar College

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

NPQ recently reported that when the board of directors of Sweet Briar College decided it was time to throw in the towel the alumnae, students, and faculty staged an uprising. The board did not factor in the fidelity and energy of the dedicated alumnae who were now mature, accomplished, and professional women. The proud graduates of Sweet Briar, an educational nonprofit, utilized social media to mobilize stakeholders and essentially establish a new governance system…then used the courts to take over the board.

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Topics: Insider, Case Studies

How Can Your Vendors Help or Hurt Your Agency?

Posted by April Freund on Jun 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As a leader in your organization it is critical that you know that your vendors can hurt you more than your customers. It’s a fact that although you can somewhat control how your clients impact your operations it’s not possible to control your vendors if they are successful with their other customers. If you end up with a good vendor it’s imperative that you demonstrate trust in them and show appreciation when they go the extra mile.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools

Do You Seize the Day or Does the Day Seize You?

Posted by Angelo Taylor on Jun 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Many mornings we drive to work with the motivation and ambition to meet deadlines, but inevitably something crops up. There may be a staff absence and extra cases to cover, or too many urgent duty visits required (thereby saturating an already over- stretched team), or something unforeseen has happened on one of your own cases.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools

Small Nonprofits in the Digital Big-Leagues

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

How does a nonprofit with a couple thousand Facebook likes and an Excel spreadsheet of donors utilize the digital leverage of big organizations? In the absence of physical contact, digital communication is the new virtual glue that links stakeholders to organizations. The digital universe, however, has rapidly expanded into a vast, crowded, and mercurial communication space that favors the leverage of large organizations.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, FAMCare Tips and Tools