The FAMCare Blog

G.I.R.L. 2017 and the Girl Scout Digital Cookie

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Apr 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

What do most people think of this time of year? March Madness, The Masters, Spring Training and of course COOKIES! But not just any cookies Girl Scout Cookies. No one can deny these cookies are delicious and are only available once a year but these young girls are doing so much more throughout the year.

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Topics: Fun Stuff, Social Services Industry News

Save More Time Now: Leveraging Workflow in Software and Technology

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 26, 2017 5:56:25 PM


There's a common (and unfortunate) misconception out there that certain industries are perfectly fine relying less on technology than others. Social workers, healthcare workers and people in similar professions don't necessarily have a pressing urge for information management and case management software because most of their day is spent in-person.

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Topics: FAMCare, FAMCare Tips and Tools, How Clients Use FAMCare, Technology Speak

That Special Extra Chromosome!

Posted by April Freund on Apr 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We have all seen children and adults with Downs Syndrome at some point in our life. Some of our families have actually been directly affected by this.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, Social Services Industry News

Generations

Posted by Steve Grover on Apr 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

I still have a full set of Windows 3.11 on 3.5’ floppies. It was a wonderful time. With a bit of 10 BASE2 coax cable, BNC T-connectors, network interface cards (NICs), and a couple of 50 ohm terminators we could get computers to talk to one another. How could we forget the fun we had getting the interrupts set properly on the bus cards. And when it was all done, our first foray into network gaming, Duke Nukem, roared to life. Of course I figured out early how to use the mouse instead of the keyboard. The kids never knew what hit ‘em.

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Topics: Fun Stuff, Technology Speak

Fundraising Tips - Are you Leaving Money on the Table?

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM

This week's Movie Monday's video tip is about your ability to ask for larger gifts when it counts.  Check it out.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Matrix Management in the Modern Nonprofit

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the 1970s a management concept called the matrix structure began to take hold in American industry.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, Social Services Industry News

It's National Volunteer Week

Posted by Samantha Stephan on Apr 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw

National Volunteer Week, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Fun Stuff, Nonprofit General

Increase Your Funding and Annual Operating Revenue

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Here's a new video from our friends at Movie Mondays.  Want to here some tips about fundraising and improving your annual operating revenue?  Check it out.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Starting a Conversation About Your Organization.

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This week's fundraising tip comes from our friends at Movie Mondays.

How do you start a conversation with your community?

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Enlightenment

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Congress enacted the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act in 1974 and ushered in a new era of enlightenment in juvenile justice.  The original law provided for the deinstitutionalization of status offenders requiring that youth who are runaways, truants, or curfew violators cannot be detained in juvenile detention facilities or adult jails.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, FAMCare, Social Services Industry News

Peace of Mind - Part II

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 7, 2017 8:44:16 AM

Last week we published part one of our interview with J.A. Leyrer, MSW, a colleague who has recently retired after working in drug and alcohol rehabilitation for thirty years. Ms. Leyrer was a pioneer in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy who combined the concept of mindfulness with traditional CBT techniques to guide clients through their journey of self-discovery. Here’s part two of that interview.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Social Media and the Effect on Your Future

Posted by Jeff Grover on Apr 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social media sites, help keep people and communities together and up to date on all of our lives. We learn about who has a new job, who is having a baby and whose political views differ from another. Sounds promising and helpful, but is it?

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Topics: Fun Stuff, Global Vision Technologies, Technology Speak

Visions Server Update Announcement

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 4, 2017 5:32:21 PM


 

Dear Client,

We have changed our software upgrade and update policy.  Effective immediately, “Updates” will include the following software changes.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

Simple and Effective Donor Research

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Happy Monday!

This week's Movie Mondays contribution to our blog has to do with tips on how to conduct effective donor research.  Enjoy!

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Topics: Nonprofit General, Fundraising Ideas

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