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Child Abduction Response Team Training

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM


The OJJDP-sponsored National Criminal Justice Training Center will hold Child Abduction Response Team Training: January 9–12, 2018 in Niceville, FL. 

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Topics: Child Welfare

Animal Welfare

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM

We very rarely talk about nonprofits across the country who focus on animal welfare. Noticing this oversite, this blog could not let 2017 slip by without taking a look at the ongoing dedication and renewed focus that has been displayed by animal welfare nonprofits throughout the year.

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Topics: Nonprofit General

The 3 Most Important Features for Your Next Case Management System

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Looking for the right case management software can be a challenge for anyone in the nonprofit sector. After all, there are so many choices and few that actually address the needs of a human services agency at a price that is affordable. When looking, it is tempting to simply look at the price tag first and then see what the software can accomplish. "What can I get for the money...?" while an important question is probably not the most important... at least when starting off.

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Topics: Secure Case Management, case management workflow, case management software, FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare

A Social Worker Celebrates Christmas

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 14, 2017 12:43:30 PM

“I was brought up in a household where Christmas meant fun, laughter, presents and lots of food. Christmas was my favorite time of the year,” a social worker, who prefers to remain anonymous, began her Christmas story. “I guess that’s why, when I began my career in social work, it startled me to realize that for most of the children in my care Christmas was a very difficult time.” 

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Topics: Foster Care, Homeless & Food Pantry

Housing First

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 7, 2017 2:10:44 PM

 

Since the 1870s, social service agencies have been working diligently to find housing for the homeless, yet on a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were considered homeless in America.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, FAMCare

Tips for Running a Successful Holiday Toy Drive for Needy Children

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Case workers involved in health and human services are in a unique position to be aware of families in the communities struggling to make ends meet. During the holidays, things often become even more difficult for low-income families, and it’s very common for the children in these families to go without during the holiday season. Working in health/social services gives you an insider’s look at who can really use help, and you’re in the perfect position to run a holiday toy drive for needy children in your community. It’s fun, easy, and it won’t take a lot of your time, especially if you get people in your office, friends, and family members involved. Use these tips to run a successful holiday toy drive that makes a difference in the lives of needy children and families this year.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Fun Stuff, Homeless & Food Pantry

Giving Back to Board Members

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This week's Movie Mondays fundraising tip is here - Would you like to change the culture of your board?

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

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