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Achieve your mission with nonprofit software solutions that help manage relationships

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 17, 2018 5:26:28 PM
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Topics: case management workflow, case management software, nonprofit software solutions, nonprofit, caseworkers

Making Sure Your Caseworkers are HIPAA Compliant

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 11, 2018 2:35:23 PM

Safeguarding your clients’ privacy is something that must be taken seriously, regardless of your industry. Ensuring your caseworkers receive the proper Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance training is necessary not only to protect the clients, but to protect your organization.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Secure Case Management, case management software, nonprofit, HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers

Nonprofit Sustainability Part 2: Beyond Build

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 7, 2018 4:08:36 PM

Last week we reported on the Ford Foundation’s $1 billion, five-year, Build program’s ongoing investment in the long-term capacity and sustainability of up to 300 social justice nonprofits. The Ford Foundation recognized that the popular donor trend of restricting funding to specific programs without accounting for infrastructure expenses was leading to a “nonprofit starvation cycle”, where charities cease to function because they can’t pay for overhead costs, such as administrative employees, computers and electric bills.

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Topics: nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, charity navigator, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, nonprofit starvation cycle

Economic Imbalance: Social Worker's Salary vs. Burdensome Student Debt

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 4, 2018 3:38:39 PM

In the past twenty years, student debt has become a major social and political issue in our country. As government guaranteed student loans became more widely available, colleges began to raise their tuition rates to keep pace with the expansion boom that ready government financing created. More students required more professors and facilities to accommodate their needs, and colleges needed more money to pay for the growth. The result, of course, is that students borrowed more and more money to pay inflated tuition and fees and subsequently became burdened with overwhelming debt.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Child Welfare, Government, Nonprofit General, education, student debt

The Ford Foundation's BUILD Program for Social Justice Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 30, 2018 5:29:18 PM

The nonprofit world has struggled for years with the distinction donors make between mission dedicated donations (restricted funds) and funds available for overhead and administrative salaries (unrestricted). The dichotomy has grown out of the emerging belief among donors that money spent directly on mission is better spent than money “wasted” on overhead costs and administrative salaries. Studies reveal that donors “feel” better about donations when they are assured that their money has gone directly to mission outcomes.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, grants

Webinar To Review Grant Opportunities for Gang Suppression

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 30, 2018 1:20:10 PM

On September 7, 2018, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in conjunction with the National Gang Center, will present "OJJDP Funding Opportunities for Gang Suppression." This webinar will highlight the two OJJDP gang suppression solicitations available to prevent and reduce gang-related crime and violence. The discussion will cover eligibility, goals, objectives, deliverables, and budgetary requirements. A representative from the National Gang Center will also highlight ways in which jurisdictions can introduce and/or strengthen comprehensive approaches to develop strategic gang-reduction plans and implement coordinated gang suppression strategies.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice

Case Manager Stress Relief Tips for Mental Health

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 28, 2018 12:31:22 PM

This is the second in our series on case manager stress relief. In our first post, we talked about the physical things you can do daily to relieve stress. Today we'll talk about the mental ways to find case manager stress relief.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, mental health, case management software, case worker stress relief

How to Evaluate Case Management Software for Your Nonprofit

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 22, 2018 9:19:12 AM

 

Deciding on the right case management software for your nonprofit may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve established the right evaluation criteria, finding the right case management software will be a much more straightforward task.

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Hospice Care:  Sound Medical Practice

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 20, 2018 3:28:50 PM

 

The Hospice movement is a humanitarian, patient-centered protocol that is still striving for complete integration into main stream medical practice. Traditional medical regulations, policies, protocols, and cultural norms are geared toward  improving the patient’s health and, at the very least, maintaining current levels of patient functioning. Even the metrics used by skilled nursing facilities to assess the quality of care are not congruent with end-of-life care.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care

Undiagnosed Dementia Statistics Rising

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 16, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Research shows that most people currently living with dementia have not received a formal diagnosis. In high income countries, only 20-50% of dementia cases are recognized and documented in primary care. This ‘treatment gap’ is certainly much greater in low and middle-income countries, with one study in India suggesting 90% remain undiagnosed. If these statistics are extrapolated to other countries worldwide, it suggests that approximately three quarters of people with dementia have not received a diagnosis and, therefore, do not have access to treatment, care and organized support that getting a formal diagnosis can provide.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, mental health