Social work is not immune to the ethical issues introduced by the ubiquitous presence of new technology. The use of laptops, tablets, and cellphones outside the safety and security of the office environment, connecting to public Wi-Fi, “liking” posts on Facebook, tracking hashtags on Twitter, sending messages via Snapchat, and pinning pictures on Pinterest all engage a vastly more efficient, but less secure communication environment. Given the nature of the duties social workers are engaged in, their involvement with vulnerable populations, and the trust they seek to establish with their clients, the need for expert guidance in how to navigate this terrain is extremely important.
Ever lose a series of donors in a quick period of time? Want a great resolution? Check out this video from the team at Movie Monday's!
The debate over what to do about the declining quality of public education continues unabated. The unyielding stance taken by the teacher’s union, the economic decline of rust-belt, inner-city neighborhoods, the erosion of the two-parent home, and the unmanaged growth of immigration are all blamed for the decline. There doesn’t seem to be an answer that everyone can agree on.
The traditional view of the nonprofit donor is an American industrialist sitting on a vast fortune that he can afford and is inclined to donate to a worthy cause. Rarely do we think of the American middle class as part of the American donor class. To the contrary, however, research reveals that the greater majority of nonprofit donors are from the American middle class.
If you write letters to help fundraise for your agency, then you know the challenges with what to write, the tone you take, how to get your letter opened, conversion rates and the like! This week's Movie Monday's Fundraising Tip is in and it's a good one! You'll find out about Tom who is one of the most sought out donor communications writers in the world and his style of writing. Some great tips to share - enjoy!
A Dramatic Transformation
Global Vision Technologies is celebrating its twentieth anniversary as a leading developer of case management software for governmental and non-profit social service agencies. Over the past twenty years we have participated in the astounding growth of social service agencies, services, case workers, and clients.
In terms of natural disasters, 2017 has proven itself to be a record year. The ongoing fires affecting Canada as well as the western United States of California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Montana and Washington state were just the beginning of a tumultuous period that doesn't look like it will end anytime soon. These were coupled with back-to-back hurricanes that lashed Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and have left untold devastation behind. At no other time in recent history has the need for social workers been so urgent and necessary.