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If You Could Read Their Minds

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 24, 2020 12:30:00 PM

 

The doctors, nurses, police, firemen, and EMTs who have been applauded as the frontline heroes of the corona virus pandemic richly deserve our respect and gratitude. Right behind them in the shadows, however, is a large contingent of hardworking heroes who are keeping Americans fed, picking up their trash, providing them life-saving medicine, delivering their groceries and packages, preparing their food, cleaning their hospitals, caring for those who are most vulnerable, and keeping us safe—often while earning low wages and few benefits. These are the humble people whose heroic service to society is notoriously overlooked.

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Topics: Covid-19, Essential Workers, Frontline, Pandemic

Trust

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 22, 2020 12:30:00 PM

2020 has been a year of societal upheaval so massive it is like a rent in the Universe...and a tipping point has been reached.” (NPQ, Spring, 2020)

Nonprofit Role More Vital Than Ever

In this unprecedented environment the vulnerable population designation that is nonprofit’s primary area of concern is spreading wider and deeper across American society.

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Topics: nonprofit mission, Covid-19, nonprofit management, nonprofits

Juvenile Justice During COVID-19

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Diagnoses in Juvenile Facilities
Known Cases as of June 24
658 youth, 771 staff 

Annie E. Casey Foundation

“If there was ever a good time to make sure that not a single young person spends a single day in detention or placement unless there is an immediate and severe risk to community safety, this is it,” says Nate Balis, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group. “This is the time for juvenile justice agencies to scrutinize every detention and placement decision and to review — if not reconsider — every policy that leans toward confinement.”

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, social justice, Covid-19

The Shot Heard Round the World

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

 

The COVID economic downturn has nonprofit management shifting into emergency mode. “Putting on the brakes” would be an understatement. Nonprofit sustainability, or the ability to continue delivering relevant social impact over the long term, has always been important to nonprofit leaders. But as the spread of COVID-19 causes upheaval in just about every aspect of society and highlights the deep social inequities many nonprofits are working to address sustainability is becoming even more of a top priority.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, grants, nonprofit funding, Covid-19, nonprofit management

COVID-19 The Future of Nursing Homes

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 17, 2020 1:17:00 PM

With 88% of 15,400 Medicare and Medicaid-eligible nursing homes reporting as of May 31, Medicare officials rolled out a federal database showing that the nation's nursing homes had 95,515 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 58,288 suspected cases, and more than 31,782 deaths among residents and staff. The Kaiser Family Foundation quickly amended the government’s admittedly incomplete statistics reporting more than 43,000 deaths, over a third of the nation’s known coronavirus deaths.

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Topics: healthcare, senior care, Covid-19, Nursing Homes

Social Workers Enlist To Conquer the Pandemic...

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM

On June 6, 2020, there were 378,024 cases and 24,259 coronavirus-related deaths in New York State. Though Governor Cuomo reported these numbers are declining dramatically, he also called for continued vigilance as the state focuses on reopening. Contact tracing has become the keyword for relaxing limitations on public gatherings and opening up the state’s economy. The governor has said success will mean hiring an “army of tracers”, and 17,000 people will be hired.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, social workers, New York City, Covid-19

Crisis Management For Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

As the corona virus pandemic descended over the world, everything changed for nonprofits. Suddenly many of the smaller organizations are fighting for survival. We contacted a retired professor from the Harvard Business School who has spent a lifetime researching nonprofit management to ask for his suggestions on nonprofit crisis management.

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Topics: nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, Covid-19

Social Workers Die Beside Their Clients

Posted by GVT Admin on May 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Case workers who will not abandon their clients die along with them in the nation’s hospitals. Even though advised to go home by medical professionals, these dedicated social workers didn’t leave when the pandemic broke out.

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Topics: social workers, Covid-19

Lessons from Wuhan-The Social Worker's Role in Pandemic Response

Posted by GVT Admin on May 20, 2020 1:17:43 PM

Case workers in the US have been refining their role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by taking inspiration from the pivotal role their Chinese colleagues played in controlling the rate of infection in Wuhan.

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Topics: what social workers do, Covid-19

First Responders Saving Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on May 18, 2020 9:23:00 AM

For more than 100 years American nonprofits have provided the social safety net that catches the most vulnerable before they slip beyond hope. However, although our American nonprofit infrastructure is vast and intricate, it is not invulnerable. 

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Topics: Industry News, Covid-19

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