2-1-1 Promo Videos

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Five minute promotional video from 2-1-1. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by visiting 211.org


30 second video from 2-1-1. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by visiting 211.org

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Three Addison County Deaths Confirmed to be Overdoses from Pure Fentanyl

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For Immediate Release: Feb. 6, 2014
Media Contact: Communication Office
 
Vermont Department of Health
 
BURLINGTON – Health and public safety officials are warning heroin users that product sold as heroin and packaged in the same manner as heroin may instead contain pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin.
 
The Vermont Department of Health has just confirmed the cause of three deaths in Addison County in January to be overdoses from pure fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid drug that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, and much deadlier.
 
“Heroin users may not know they are shooting up fentanyl, or they may not know just how deadly it is,” said Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD. “Even a very small amount of pure fentanyl, just a few grains, can stop your breathing and kill.”
 
Sarah Munro
Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant
VT Dept of Health
Barre District Office
McFarland Office Building, 5 Perry St
Barre, VT 05641

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VERMONT NONPROFIT NEWS 2/5/14

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Nonprofit Legislative Day Tomorrow 2/6

What You Need to Know

This Thursday nearly 70 leaders from 50 nonprofit organizations will be at the Vermont State House. 
Find out who will be there,

Nonprofit leaders are becoming savy on how to get things done in the legislature. There will be a “genius bar” panel discussion to prep participants on the current issues, how to lobby effectively, and the hot topic of Results-Based Accountability (RBA). This will be followed by a Press Conference at 11am on how Vermont’s social sector calls on legislature to work toward results.

If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late!  Register Today!

In addition to all the training and preparation successfully advocacy, Vermont nonprofit leaders will be putting their experience into action.  The Senate Committee on Government Operations will hear testimony on S.293--a bill designed to institutionalize RBA in Legislative Policy making and state government operations (RBA). What You Need to Know for Legislative Day!

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GMUW – Share our Volunteer Network

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Please share our Volunteer Network with your fellow employees at:
 
 
Some of you may be looking for some volunteer opportunities in your community.  We have hundreds of postings by local non-profit organizations for you to choose from.
 
This month we’d like to feature the following:
  • Barre – Good Samaritan Haven is looking for overnight volunteers at their emergency shelter
  • Waterbury – Story readers are needed at the Children’s Early Learning Space
  • St. Johnsbury – Volunteers are needed for the UVM Extension Bridges to Health project
GMUW is happy to provide this Network service for your convenience.
 
Thanks,
Madeleine
 


Madeleine C. Roy
Community Development & Marketing Director
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
Green Mountain United Way
PO Box 33
Derby Line, VT  05830
802-647-2148
www.gmunitedway.org

LIVE UNITED

“Like us” at www.facebook.com/gmunitedway.

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Special Gifts this Valentine’s Day

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This February, love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Red Cross is feeling particularly appreciative and wants to extend a special Valentine’s Day greeting to you.

Our love for helping others – and supporters like you who make it possible – is what keeps us motivated around the clock to prevent and heal suffering around the world.

Want to spread the love? Give from the heart by scheduling a blood donation with the Red Cross today.

Thanks ♥,

Gail McGovern
American Red Cross

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Making The Strongest Case For Support

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Perhaps no video or concept has resonated more with me these last few years than Michael Miller’s piece on the power of selling your organization’s benefits rather than its features. It’s the benefits that lead to impact, and Michael lays it out so well in this brief video that I’ve decided to share it with you again.
If you find yourself reciting to donors how big your budget is and how many people you’ve served, take 3 minutes to watch this. It’s really worth the time.
 
FUNDRAISING MASTER GAYLE GIFFORD’S #1 REASON WHY BOARDS AND STAFF DON’T WORK TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY ON FUNDRAISING
 
I recently interviewed Gayle in advance of her Fundraising Masters Series web interview on February 12 and she had some incredible observations. She talked about getting away from saying “it’s the board’s job” and also asked why we look to them to fundraise as amateurs when we’d never look at them for program delivery as amateurs. What a fascinating point, and it underscores the immense need for training of board members. Read more….

YOUR ASKING STYLES TIP OF THE MONTH

Everyone tells a story, but depending on your Asking Style you’ll tell that story based on goals (Rainmaker), vision (Go-Getter), participant and personal stories (Kindred Spirit) or systems and outcomes (Mission Controller). Find your personal sweet spot and go with it. There is no one right case for support for an organization. Remember, the key is to be authentic, and that means telling your story from your personal experience and point of view. That’s much more important than telling the donor what you think s/he wants to hear.

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USDA Rural Development Office in Montpelier Makes Children’s Literacy Kits

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More children’s literacy kits have been made – this time by our friends at the USDA Rural Development office in Montpelier.  
 
They read about our great project that happened at Choice Strategies in Waterbury a few weeks ago and wanted to help in the same way.  Nearly 15 people participated from USDA for their Martin Luther King, Jr. day of volunteering.  
 
In a short 3 hours they made another 20 kits to be distributed in local schools or daycare centers.  Thanks to all of them for their contribution.
Thanks,
Madeleine 

 


Madeleine C. Roy
Community Development & Marketing Director
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
Green Mountain United Way
PO Box 33
Derby Line, VT  05830
802-647-2148
www.gmunitedway.org

LIVE UNITED

“Like us” at www.facebook.com/gmunitedway.

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Send Scouting Support Worldwide!

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Help Provide Funding and Supplies for Scouts Across the World!

       
February 1-15 is this year’s fundraising campaign for BSA’s World Friendship Fund, providing two weeks for our members to focus on these critical efforts throughout the world. It’s a great opportunity for both leaders and youth to help fellow Scouts who are in need of their support.Around the world, WFF donations have supported:

• Building and rehabilitation of Scout camps
• Earthquake and tsunami relief
• Funding for sanitation and transportation needs
• Ecological, handbook, and uniform projects
• And so much more

For more information and details on how to donate, please visit your local national Scout Shop or scouting.org.

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Financial Literacy Poster Contest

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The attached information I am sending in the hopes it gets disseminated to your branches if has not already .

The attached information should be posted at any of the local area banks and hope you will disseminate it quickly with the deadline being March 12th for submissions AND there is a school vacation in February.

Thanks for your help!

Click here for the Poster:  2014 Poster Contest Poster

Click here for the Flyer & Specific Details:  2014 Poster Contest Flyer

Judith H. Ribolini

Vice President & Corporate Secretary

Vermont Bankers Association, Inc.

P. O. Box 587

Montpelier, VT 05601-0587

Tel: 802-229-0341

Fax: 802-223-5078

vtbanker@sover.net

www.vtbanker.com

“With Vermont’s Banking Community, Vermont Prospers”

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Link to Green Mountain United Way on Your Web Site

Now YOU Can Place a Link to Green Mountain United Way on Your Web Site


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