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Fostering discussions on industry news, effective data management, improved workflow, morale and funding.

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

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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April 27 ,2017

Save More Time Now: Leveraging Workflow in Software and Technology

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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April 26 ,2017

That Special Extra Chromosome!

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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April 26 ,2017


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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April 25 ,2017

Fundraising Tips - Are you Leaving Money on the Table?

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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April 24 ,2017

Matrix Management in the Modern Nonprofit

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

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April 24 ,2017

It's National Volunteer Week

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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April 17 ,2017

Increase Your Funding and Annual Operating Revenue

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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April 17 ,2017

Starting a Conversation About Your Organization.

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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April 13 ,2017


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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April 11 ,2017

Peace of Mind - Part II

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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April 07 ,2017

Social Media and the Effect on Your Future

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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April 05 ,2017

Visions Server Update Announcement


Dear Client,

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

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April 04 ,2017

Simple and Effective Donor Research

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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April 03 ,2017

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