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In Their Own Words

Posted by GVT Admin on May 22, 2018 9:08:00 AM

Social Work Today magazine has just published the top ten list of social workers who were nominated by their peers for outstanding performance in the past year. We are proud to reprint these inspirational comments from the finalists in their own words.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

Raise more money with a special event program

Posted by George Ritacco on May 16, 2018 11:58:12 AM
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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

5 Difficulties Today's Nonprofit CEOs Face That Were Unheard of 10 Years Ago

Posted by George Ritacco on May 15, 2018 3:38:44 PM

The CEOs of nonprofit agencies have always faced challenges that are uniquely theirs. These difficulties continue to change and evolve as both the industry and those who nonprofits aim to help do so as well. Even within the past five or 10 years, these challenges have proven to be unlike any others faced in years past.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, case management software

Homelessness - An Innovative Solution

Posted by George Ritacco on May 9, 2018 1:58:37 PM

 

A Former Disney Employee Tells This Story

Yeweinisht Mesfin went missing in November 2016. Her fellow Disneyland employees found her in her car in a gym parking lot. She lived in her car and that gym parking lot was her home. She would use the gym to shower and use the restroom. After suffering a heart attack, she died in her car waiting for someone to find her.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry

Anorexia Nervosa

Posted by GVT Admin on May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: mental health, Social Services Industry News

Neglecting Native Americans

Posted by GVT Admin on May 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A colleague recently wrote us and noted that we rarely cover the American Indian community in this blog. She was correct. We confess that our oversight is probably a reflection of a broader cultural blindness to Native American social issues in general. Perhaps this numbed sensitivity comes from the fact that Native Americans do not make as much noise as other underprivileged minorities. It seems to be part of their native dignity to suffer in silence without complaint and, unfortunately, in American social justice “the squeaky wheel gets the oil”.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News

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