The FAMCare Blog

The difference between working with a software "vendor" vs. a consultant team 

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 29, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Case management software options abound in this day and age of cloud-based technology. It seems as though lots of attractive options are being released by vendors and consulting companies alike. Knowing what to expect when working with each group can help an agency decide which approach works best for their goals as well as their budget.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, case management software, Global Vision Technologies

The Family First Prevention Services Act

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Family First Act has become law! This is a very big deal for our caseworker colleagues who work in teen pregnancy and parenting. It represents the biggest change to the structure of federal child welfare finance since the establishment of the Title IV-E entitlement in 1980.

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Topics: Child Welfare

Asking Donors "Discovery" Questions

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Do you ask your donors discovery questions?

I’m certain you do. But, you may not be asking them in the most effective way. Rachel Muir has some great tips and examples on how to ask donors questions.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Guide to Protecting Your Child on the Internet

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 26, 2018 9:08:34 AM

Came across an interesting guide last week that I wanted to share with you. The Ultimate Parent Guide for Child Safety on the Internet is a concise guide with great tips on protecting our children from the dangers of the Internet and protecting their safety.  As a boy scout leader - we teach the scouts how to be aware of online predators and other people who try to get a hold of your private information.  The guide covers some of those things and more.

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Topics: Child Welfare

Improving Donor Retention Rates

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 19, 2018 9:47:01 AM

This week's Movie Monday's fundraising tip is in from the folks at Movie Mondays.

Would you like to raise more money with your newsletters, website, annual report, direct mail, and your other donor communications?

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Focus... LA Unified School District

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 15, 2018 12:00:34 PM

Nonprofit's Role

There are 640,000 students currently registered in the Los Angeles Unified School District and 480,000 (75%) of them are Latinos. The LA. School Report reminds us that this past March 1st was the 50th anniversary of the big “blowout” when “thousands of young Latinos marched out of their East Los Angeles classrooms…for their right to be educated.”
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Topics: Nonprofit General, Social Services Industry News, education

Visions Server Update Announcement March 2018

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 14, 2018 8:51:36 AM


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, March 20, 2018 - between the hours of 6pm and 3am EDT.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

Social Workers as Case Managers

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As Health Care Becomes More Complex

Health care delivery models increasingly rely on social workers and social worker case managers because of their specialization in identifying and meeting the needs of patients, post-discharge.  Social workers are also healers...

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, case management software

Domestic Violence

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 7, 2018 12:51:47 PM

The US Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) defines domestic violence as a "pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner". The definition adds that domestic violence "can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender" and can take many forms.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

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