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7 Crucial Storytelling Tips to Improve Your Fundraising

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 31, 2016 3:14:07 PM

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Fun Stuff

The 4 Stages of a Caseworker...

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 31, 2016 9:24:20 AM

We think says it all about the first 3 years as a social worker. We have case workers on staff and they agree! Happy Monday! Make it a good week!

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Topics: Fun Stuff

October is National Youth Justice Awareness Month

Posted by Wendy McGrath on Oct 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

On September 30th, President Obama proclaimed October 2016 to be National Youth Justice Awareness Month. October 2016 is dedicated to prevention efforts that help to keep youth from entering juvenile and criminal justice systems. The observation also encourages communities to promote and participate in youth activities and programs to help youth reach their greatest expectations and maximize their talents.

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Topics: Insider, Government, FAMCare

The dangers of skipping Visions Server quarterly upgrades

Posted by Kevin Morin on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

At Global Vision Technologies, Inc.,(GVT), we spend a lot of time on Research & Development. This R&D falls under several different categories: new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices, FAMCare Tips and Tools

VA 2016 Progress Report

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 25, 2016 11:47:04 AM


Back in 2014 this blog was one of the first to report on the troubled Veterans Health Administration facility in Phoenix where 40 veterans died while languishing on an eternal wait list to see a doctor. Since then, we've maintained a set of blog posts and articles that have related updates and status changes at the VA, as well as other issues that are affecting our veterans.  A subsequent investigation uncovered a system-wide inability to offer vets timely medical treatment. 57,436 newly enrolled veterans faced a minimum 90-day wait for medical care, and 63, 869 veterans who had enrolled over the past decade never received any appointment at all. In addition, a corrupt administrative culture was falsifying wait-time records in order to protect management performance bonuses and punishing whistle-blowers who tried to bring the wait-time mess to the public’s attention.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Government, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, Veterans Issues

A 10 Point Plan for Better Social Work

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The following blog post was shared through the Social Care Network and I wanted to share it here with our readers.  This is a great post written by a social worker who has outlined a strategic 10 point plan for social workers.

In a recent blog, a social worker argued that we, as a profession, need to discuss solutions rather than just gripe about our problems. I’m not sure it’s fair to say we only complain – and our voices are rarely heard in the media or in government anyway. But since you’re asking, here’s my own list of proposed solutions for better social work:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Insider, FAMCare, Nonprofit General

Tomorrow Isn't Promised to Anybody

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Oct 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As we wrap up the summer and shift to the cooler days of fall, I find myself taking part of an annual tradition…..the mental summer recap.

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Topics: Insider, Fun Stuff

Getting Data Out of Your System

Posted by Chris Freund on Oct 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As an administrator or Power User of your FAMCare system, you’ve got entry forms set up, you’ve set your pathways, you have a lot of data in your system that has been entered by your users, and now you need to get it out in a format that is useful and valuable!

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Topics: Insider, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare

Non-Profit is Not Non-Business

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Non-Profit Is Not Non-Business...

As we work with nonprofit accounting departments helping to install the FAMCare Cost Tracking/Financial Module, we are noticing a notional bias that seems to pervade the entire industry and prevents nonprofit organizations from operating efficiently from a financial perspective.

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Topics: Nonpropfit Accounting, Nonprofit General

Disheartened and Disillusioned

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 18, 2016 8:20:14 AM

This blog received an email in the past week from a social worker in Des Moines. We have reproduced it here in its original form.

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Topics: Foster Care, Insider, Government

New Challenges for Nonprofit CEO's

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 12, 2016 3:48:27 PM

What New Challenges do Nonprofit CEOs Face in Today's Economic and Political Climate?

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Topics: Insider, Nonprofit General

FAMCare Refer a Friend Program

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 11, 2016 11:00:03 AM

We Want To Help!

We are launching a new program today - REFER a FRIEND.  It is our mission to help as many social workers as we can!  If you know someone who could benefit from FAMCare - please share what we do and join our Refer a Friend Program.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Insider, Fun Stuff, Nonprofit General

Board Members - How a Small Team Can Make a Huge Impact on the World

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 10, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Happy Monday - have another video to share with you from our friends at "Movie Mondays" / 501 Videos.  This one is titled, "How a Small Team Can Make a Huge Impact on the World".

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Topics: Fun Stuff, Nonprofit General

Visions Server Upgrade 28 is Here!

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 10, 2016 10:34:24 AM
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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

It's more than banana pudding...

Posted by April Freund on Oct 7, 2016 2:37:00 PM

My sweet Mom, who is now 93, has always been a great example of true motherhood.  Although she was not able to biologically have children she adopted me and my sister when we were very little.  She’s the only Mom I’ve ever known and being part of the foster/adoptive world through our software business means a lot to me.  

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Topics: Fun Stuff

How FAMCare Has Helped My Organization

Posted by Michelle Koerner on Oct 6, 2016 3:05:56 PM

We are launching a new series on our blog:  TELL US YOUR STORY!  In this series we are featuring stories, situations and testimonies of how clients have used FAMCare to their advantage and how FAMCare has helped.  In some ways - it helps new readers of our blog understand the many different ways FAMCare is being used in the real-world.

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Topics: How Clients Use FAMCare

Psychotherapy Evaluation Software

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Besides official credentials and accreditation, what assurance is there that a psychotherapist is truly competent? This is the question that has dogged the psychotherapy profession for years and has haunted both psychotherapy professionals and the clients who seek their help. Therapy is a treatment method that is relationship and conversation based. How do you measure competence in that setting?

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Topics: Technology Speak

Are Your Board Members Enthusiastic About Coming to Meetings?

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Are your board members enthusiastic to come to board meetings?

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Topics: Insider, Fun Stuff

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