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How to Achieve a Healthier Work-Life Balance as a Non-Profit Executive

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 30, 2017 1:53:04 PM

As a non-profit executive working in healthcare and human/social services, there’s no question that you have a tendency to put others’ needs before your own. Which is an awesome quality when you’re sitting behind your executive desk, but not so awesome when you and your family need attention.

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A Hand Up... NOT!  A Hand Out

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Paul has been “sleeping rough” in Bristol, England for 17 years (Sleeping rough is the British equivalent of our being homeless). An articulate and ruggedly handsome man in his fifties, Paul said simply that after a relationship break down he found himself with no place to live. He began to walk around England and, as he puts it, eventually found himself “at the bottom of the chain.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Homeless & Food Pantry


Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM

We have shined the spotlight on the wanton prescribing of opioid pain killers by the medical profession as the primary cause of the addiction of housewives, mothers, teachers, students, and otherwise honorable citizens from every walk of life.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Summer Food...

Posted by Danielle Ritacco on Jun 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I came across this article and wanted to share it with our readers.  As the school year is coming to an end children are getting excited to have school free days and summer plans; but not all children look forward to that break.

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Article Highlights Juvenile Justice Reform in Several States

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A new article posted on The Pew Charitable Trusts website highlights seven states taking the lead in systemwide, multicomponent, juvenile justice reform as part of Pew’s Public Safety Performance Project.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

Those that didn't forget

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The 24-hour news cycle has beset the consciousness of most Americans making us more callous by the day. A natural catastrophe on the eight o’clock news is followed by a major political blunder by noon and a callous terrorist attack by five. Who can keep up? Who can translate profound feelings of horror to sympathy every three hours - every day - every week - every month - all year?

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Topics: Nonprofit General

The Impulse To Help... The Essence of Nonprofit

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A respected friend of ours wanted to share a story about a group of people from his hometown in Phoenix who are special people because they did something. They saw a need and gave in to the impulse to take action. They are the ones who make a difference.  It's a great story and I wanted to share it with you today.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2017 funding opportunities:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Juvenile Justice, Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General

Handling Fundraising Stress

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 5, 2017 3:12:32 PM

Our latest video post from the team at Movie Mondays is up - it's an oldie but goodie and thought you'd enjoy!

As the summer starts to get under way, I thought I'd share the very first episode of Movie Mondays with you.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General

Visions Server Update Announcement

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 2, 2017 12:47:57 PM

Dear Client,

Global Vision Technologies (GVT) will be conducting an update to Visions Server - the platform behind the FAMCare and/or ClinicalPURSUIT systems on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - between the hours of 6pm and 3am EDT.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

Unsung Heroes... Quietly Making a Difference

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Clara Ramirez, the first in her family to go to college, graduated from Texas Christian University and immediately decided to give back. She joined the College Advising Corps and became the college adviser at John Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

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