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FAMCare Goals - "Be It Resolved For 2017…”

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 29, 2016 12:38:49 PM

Although considered cliché, New Year’s resolutions can be a valuable refocusing exercise. The FAMCare team here at Global Vision Technologies reevaluates its efforts at the beginning of each calendar year to ensure that we are diligently working to provide case workers with the tools they need to become more effective in the ever-evolving world of social services.

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Topics: Insider, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, Fun Stuff

SAMHSA Releases Youth Engagement Guidance for Federal Events

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 29, 2016 11:11:50 AM

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new youth engagement guide to provide federal staff and contractors with strategies, tools, and tips for appropriately engaging youth in government-sponsored meetings and events. The guidance includes resources for a youth services approach, youth development, youth leadership, civic engagement, and youth organizin.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice

A Christmas Message

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 20, 2016 8:40:57 AM


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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Fun Stuff

Your 2017 Nonprofit Tech Budget - Planning & Preparation Survival Tips

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The end of December is a period filled with new opportunities, particularly in terms of nonprofits who are starting to prepare for their 2017 tech budgets. January 1 essentially creates a clean slate - a situation where anything is possible if you put the plans in motion now. If you truly want to prepare properly for your 2017 tech budget, however, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Technology Speak, Nonprofit General

Should Nonprofits Pay Commissions?

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The commissioned salesman is the world’s oldest profession…well, maybe not the oldest…some other professions lay claim to that title…but it certainly is the most obvious and logical - If you earn a little more for every sale you make, you will be motivated to make more sales.

The For-Profit world has utilized the commission salesman successfully since Egyptian farmers started selling produce around 3100 B.C. Doesn’t it make sense that development professionals, the nonprofit equivalent of salespersons, who essentially sell the mission of an organization, would also respond well to incentives?

This is the question asked by recent research out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General

Fundraising Tips - A fun way to expand your donor base...

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 12, 2016 10:47:45 AM

Hey there - it's Monday and this morning we have a new fundraising tip by our friends at Movie Mondays. 

Click below to see the short video on "A Fun Way to Expand Your Donor Base and Engage More People!"

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

FAMCare Security Groups - Keep it Simple

Posted by Dave Becker on Dec 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In a database, security is key but is should be kept simple.  

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Topics: Technology Speak, Implementation Plans, FAMCare


Posted by Chris Ettere on Dec 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM


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Topics: Insider, Government, Fun Stuff

What We Learned From the Recent Presidential Election

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 6, 2016 12:04:08 PM

Ever since Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected the next President of the United States the internet has been abuzz with speculation about how it could have happened. We think our colleagues at Generation Citizen, the civics nonprofit, summed it up in one sentence:

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Topics: Insider, Government, Fun Stuff

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