The FAMCare Blog

OJJDP Updates Juvenile Homicide Data on Statistical Briefing Book

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

OJJDP has updated its Statistical Briefing Book (SBB):

• FAQs describing juvenile homicide victims and juvenile homicide offending have been updated to include data through 2015.
 Easy Access to the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports (EZASHR), a data analysis tool, has been updated to include data through 2015. EZASHR provides access to more than 30 years of national and state data on homicide victims and homicide offenders, including information on the age, sex, and race of victims and offenders; the victim-offender relationship; and the type of weapon used.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

An Agency Guide to Upgrading Case Management Software...

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As social service agencies grow and new case management software is introduced into the market, finding the right software to fit your agency’s size and mission can be a daunting task.

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Topics: Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools

Saying Thank You to Donors

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 24, 2017 8:10:07 AM

This weeks Movie Mondays Fundraising video tip is here.  

Is it hard to get your board members to say “Thank You” to donors?

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Request for Applications Seeks Jurisdictions for Multi-System Improvement Training

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), in partnership with OJJDP’s Center for Coordinated Assistance to States, has issued a request for applications for jurisdictions seeking to engage in system improvement efforts through the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA).

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

Dementia

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ten thousand baby boomers turn 65 every day. As our population ages at this rapid rate, the incidence of dementia and the attendant challenges for family caregivers are becoming daunting. The impact on social work that this astounding statistic suggests also cannot be over-rated. In fact, the rapidly increasing incidence of dementia is opening up an entirely new practice area for social workers.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

7 Crucial Storytelling Tips to Improve Your Fundraising

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 17, 2017 9:32:52 AM

This week's Movie Monday's Fundraising Tips are in!  Check it out!

You are losing donations.

If you write appeal letters, fundraising newsletters, or other donor communications, this video is a MUST for you to see. With these seven tips, you'll quickly plug some of the holes in your fundraising efforts.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 13, 2017 2:12:39 PM

An inspiring   employees to accomplish, overcome & improve. But what does it take to be one?

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Insider, Nonprofit General

The Marriage of Technology and Social Work

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 11, 2017 12:58:27 PM

Today, social workers increasingly rely on digital tools. Online therapy, advocacy by social media, and earning an MSW degree online are just a few of the additional tech innovations that are evolving in social work. However, the social work profession reflects generational differences in acceptance of technology.

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Topics: FAMCare

New Accounting Rules for Nonprofits

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Financial Accounting Standards Board is about to issue its first upgrade in nonprofit reporting requirements since 1993.

The FAMCare blog has followed the development of these new reporting guidelines as the information came out of the FASB, and now we can report that they have been finalized. Accounting terminology and reasoning can often be arcane for nonprofit management who prefer to think more in terms of “mission” and “service”, so here is a brief summary that hopefully will make it a little easier to absorb the accounting lingo and logic.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonpropfit Accounting

Fun, Sun and Donor Fun

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 5, 2017 11:40:53 AM

Here’s a fun video for you from our friends at Movie Mondays. 

In today’s episode, Shanon Doolittle takes you on a summer vacation in search of inspiration for gratitude cards and other donor tips and fundraising tips. She gives you three ideas for fun and unique cards to send to your donors this summer.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas