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Nonprofit Profile:  The Big Picture

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 23, 2019 11:23:31 AM

The nonprofit universe is vast and varied. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S. This number includes public charities, private foundations and a wide array of other nonprofit organizations like civic leagues, fraternal organizations and even local chambers of commerce. Because we work every day with a variety of nonprofits all across the country, it is important for us at Global Vision Technologies to have a clear picture of the nonprofit universe in order to gain insight into the challenges nonprofits face. Here is the nonprofit big picture.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, nonprofit profile

Can You Name the World's Top Ten Nonprofits?

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 12, 2019 8:35:00 AM

My research analyst asked me a simple question the other day that led to some amazing revelations about the nonprofit world, “What is the largest nonprofit in the world?” 

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit

A Troubling Trend: Nonprofit vs. For-Profit

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 2, 2019 7:25:00 AM

Increasingly, nonprofits face growing competition from their for-profit counterparts. These for-profit companies can often deliver services at a lower cost or offer higher financial returns to cities, thanks to their capacity and ability to raise investment capital as business entities. This leaves the non-profit social infrastructure in communities at a competitive disadvantage and requires a more thoughtful approach to determining the value of contract bids beyond simply financial criteria.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, nonprofit vs. for-profit

How Social Services Software Helps Your Nonprofit Provide Food and Shelter

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Despite low unemployment rates and a fairly strong economy, the number of homeless and food insecure continue to rise. According to the recently released State of the Homeless 2019 report, as of January, in New York City alone, an all-time record number (63,839) of men, women and children slept in shelters each night. And, according to Feeding America, 40-million people struggle with hunger in the U.S., including more than 12-million children.

If you run a shelter or food bank, chances are you have more to do and more to process every day. That’s where having the right social services software can help you focus more on providing food and shelter and less on paperwork and processes.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, FAMCare, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, caseworkers, social services software, social services, social workers, human kindness, hunger in America, hungry children, food and shelter

Running Your Nonprofit: Improv vs. Strategy

Posted by GVT Admin on May 21, 2019 10:56:04 AM


The Military Model

Most industrial corporations are organized on the military model that emerged after World War II. This “top-down”, “pyramid”, “span-of-control” model of authoritarian decision making was thought to be the most efficient, effective, and disciplined form for complex, sprawling organizations. It was all about the rank and file executing the will of the top decision makers and not roaming “off the reservation” with ideas of their own. It was a model of discipline and efficiency designed for execution.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, improve vs. strategy

Oklahoma City is Building a Private School for Homeless Children

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 8, 2019 12:27:19 PM

Positive Tomorrows, an Oklahoma City non-profit, is opening a private school for homeless children that was designed by the kids themselves. That’s right. A private school for homeless (not privileged) children.

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Topics: Child Welfare, education, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, social workers, homeless students

How Human Services Software Help Faith-Based Ministries

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 12, 2019 4:09:59 PM

Helping people through the physical and mental issues they’re dealing with is often just a part of the healing process. For many, spirituality is a core value of their life, and therefore an integral part of the therapeutic process.

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Topics: case management software, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, human services, social services, social workers, human services software, faith-based ministries, spiritual

Nonprofit Software Solutions Improve Morale & Deliver Happiness

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 25, 2019 12:58:35 PM

In the past we’ve discussed the many benefits of nonprofit software solutions and how they can help you in your day-to-day functions. For example, the correct software package can help make data easier to get to, utilize and learn from, affecting strategy and funding. This helps contribute to a more positive workflow. But nonprofit software solutions can also bring about positive change in another way- the people in the organization itself.

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Topics: case worker stress relief, nonprofit mission, nonprofit software solutions, nonprofit, caseworkers, collaboration, improve morale, happiness

A Wake-up Call for the Coming Home Health Care Crisis

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 10, 2018 4:56:53 PM

The San Francisco board of supervisors recently introduced a budget measure that would raise the minimum wage for nonprofit and in-home supportive service workers from $15/hour to $17/hour. When challenged, the board justified the $13 million added annual expense to the city budget by citing the crisis the home healthcare field is experiencing in San Francisco. It is bleeding workers daily.

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Topics: Government, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, human services, home health care

Organizations, Institutions and Nonprofit Self Preservation

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

All governmental organizations and NGOs are founded by well-meaning actors with good intentions. However, corruption inevitably sets in as the “good intentions” are gradually eclipsed by the inevitable organizational impulse to survive and self-perpetuate. Institutions, like organisms, seek survival for themselves and their descendants. They survive, reproduce, replace, predate, evolve, alter, consume and grow. And when a sufficient number of institutions coexist, they function like an ecosystem.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit sustainability, nonprofit, Organizational self preservation

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