Osnium in April (or April in Osnium?)

It’s April and things have really ramped up with the Osnium OS-soft rollout. At this point there are three things that you need to be on top of to ensure your experience with the new database goes as smoothly as possible. Hopefully you have installed Osnium at your agency and have started to enter data so that you can learn the new database’s ins and outs. As we press forward, here are the things you need to be aware of and do.

The Hidden Epidemic: Intersections of Trauma and Opioids

By now it’s hard to imagine that anyone in the social service sector would be unaware of the current opioid epidemic—the largest anthropogenic epidemic in human history, according to University of Washington professor Dr. Gary Franklin. From 2005-2016, opioid use in the United States fueled a 51% increase in the combined death rate from drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, or suicide.[1] The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines the opioid epidemic on their website with the following three points:

Free and low-cost tech resources for nonprofits

This is a running list of free/low-cost products and services available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We are updating this list continuously. 

Do you know about an amazing app or solution that should be on this list? Email the author (below) or send us a message.

Re-launching the Enhancing Sexual Assault Services Initiative (E-SASI)

Thanks to a partnership with CVSSD, each program selected to participate in E-SASI will receive $20,000 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds.

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) in partnership with the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD), is pleased to offer the Enhancing Sexual Assault Services Initiative (E-SASI). This 18-month initiative will provide up to six sexual and domestic violence (S/DV) programs across the state an opportunity to receive specialized support in enhancing sexual assault advocacy services.

E-SASI will utilize a four-pronged approach focused on building capacity within:

Individual skills

Anti-oppression work

Organizational development

Trauma-informed practices

  Read full announcement   Apply now

Applications are due March 18th, 2019.

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