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How Structural Inequality Causes Homelessness

Posted by GVT Admin on May 2, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Did you know that more than half a million homeless people in the United States?

That figure is concerning in general, but it is even more so when you consider that the causes of homelessness are easily remediable. Many people mistakenly believe that homelessness is the result of a person's own personal failures in life. That could not be further from the truth, as there are numerous other structural issues that are directly responsible for homelessness in America.

Let's look at how structural inequality contributes to homelessness.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, social issues

The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Poorer

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 29, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Social service professors are warning the country about an economic imbalance that is beginning to threaten the most vulnerable segments of our society - income inequality. Inequality is higher now than at any time since World War II. Social work leaders say that the problem with rising income inequality is not that some people are doing well, but that others are falling behind. It suggests, they say, that our economy is failing to spread prosperity and that our gains are not being widely shared. The longer such trends continue, the greater the threat to our social fabric, our political solidarity, and the legitimacy of our free-market system.

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Topics: social justice

How Technology Improves the Quality of Life for Seniors?

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 28, 2022 7:00:00 AM

When most people think of technology, they think of smartphones and laptops. While those are definitely examples of technology, the term can be applied to a wider range of objects and phenomena. In general, anything that makes our lives easier or more efficient can be considered technology. And over the years, technology has certainly come a long way. It has improved our lives in countless ways, from making it easier to communicate with others to help save time and energy.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

How Do Food Banks Operate? A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM

It's not difficult to find reports on the state of the world's food supply. According to the United Nations, the world's food production will need to increase by 60% by 2050 to feed a projected population of 9.6 billion people. This is a daunting task, made even more difficult by the threat of climate change, which is expected to reduce crop yields by up to 25% in some areas.

Food banks are an important part of the social safety net in the United States. They provide food to those who cannot afford it. Food banks get their supplies from two sources: donations and government surplus. This article will go over how food banks operate.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, hunger in America

3 of The Best Tips And Practices To Keep Nonprofit Data Secure

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 21, 2022 2:49:00 PM

Maintaining data security is a top priority for nonprofits for a variety of reasons.

Non-profits are typically associated with a variety of donors, and the relationship that a non-profit has with them is delicate. As a result, protecting their personal information is a top priority for any organization.

Furthermore, non-profits, such as those that handle human services cases, typically deal with a number of cases involving people or youth in vulnerable situations. As a result, having their personal information compromised or stolen is simply unacceptable. A data breach would directly contradict the non-primary profit's goal, which is to protect the vulnerable. Here are a few easy ways non-profits can protect their data.

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Topics: Technology Speak, Secure Case Management, cyber security

Tidal Wave Update...Nursing Homes

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 20, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Ever since we published The Aging Tidal Wave, this blog has been tracking how the long-term care industry is accommodating the 3 million baby boomers swamping it every year. This week we're taking a closer look at how the nursing home component of long-term care is holding up.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, senior care

How You Can Improve and Expand Your Nonprofit

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 19, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Did you know there are 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the United States? Many nonprofits begin with grandiose plans and lofty goals. Unfortunately, many of them struggle and ultimately fail due to the extensive planning and strategizing required to make a nonprofit successful. In the aftermath of the pandemic, more people have focused their attention to Nonprofits.   

Nonprofit organizations will play a significant role in assisting American citizens to improve their economic situation in the post-pandemic era. We hope that this blog will provide you with some simple ideas for long-term planning that will assist our nonprofit friends in growing and expanding.

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How Can Technology Help Nonprofits Increase Productivity and Reach?

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 14, 2022 7:00:00 AM

As a result of the pandemic's mounting food and medical shortages, the role of nonprofit organizations has grown more important than ever. The pandemic has also elevated the use of technology in charitable organizations. Technological techniques are required to increase productivity, provide caseworkers with the resources they need to manage and support the vulnerable populations they serve, and to reach out to the ever-important funders. Let’s take a moment to examine how todays nonprofits are using technology to improve on their performance.

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Topics: social services software, nonprofit management

Alzheimer's...The Suffering Behind the Suffering

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 13, 2022 10:45:00 AM

In the 2004 film, The Notebook, James Garner watches Gina Rowlands, the love of his life, slip away into the isolation of Alzheimer's disease. Garner's character reflects as Gina Rowlands stares off into the space of her isolated mind:

"The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come."

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Topics: what social workers do, senior care

Methods for Non-Profit Organizations to Improve Their Digital Maturity

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

The world has become increasingly digital in the early twenty-first century. This is most visible in how people now interact and connect. The rise of social media, e-commerce, and other digital platforms has enabled people to communicate and engage with one another in ways that were previously unthinkable. Furthermore, businesses have shifted to a more digital model, with many relying on online sales and marketing to reach customers.

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Topics: Technology Speak, Nonprofit General

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