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NVCN has entered into an agreement with Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) to distribute their Trademarked Therapy Dog Program to NVCN affiliate members.

For a small initial and annual fee affiliate members will receive the right to utilize the Caregiver Canines®Trademark as well as training, mentoring, and tips for successfully incorporating the program into existing services.

Caregiver Canines® has been bringing joy and companionship to the Homebound since 2009. And to Volunteer Caregiving Organizations CCP brings new volunteers, new sources of revenue, and new marketing strategies.

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    Coalitions - Advisory Boards (23)

  •         AAA Partnerships
  •         Announcement for Faith Congregation Outreach
  •         Building Communities from the Inside Out
  •         Coalition Member Recruitment Brochure
  •         Congregation Information Card
  •         Create a Program Fact Sheet
  •         Engaging Faith Communities
  •         Engaging Your Coalition for Sustainability
  •         How To Create Community Ownership
  •         Increasing Diversity in Your Coalition
  •         Initial Congregational Survey
  •         Letter from Clergy to Potential Coalition Member
  •         List of Potential Coalition Members
  •         Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement
  •         MOU between org. and church
  •         Overview of Selected Faith Communities
  •         Position Description - Chair/Members
  •         Quotes from Various Cultures and Faith Traditions
  •         Suggested Resources for Coalition Building
  •         Support for Coalition Members
  •         Survey of Congregation Members
  •         Talking Points for Coalition Building
  •         Ways Congregations Can Support Volunteer Caregiving

    Communications (48)
        Faith Based Outreach Tool Kit (8)

  •             Announcement for Faith Congregation Outreach
  •             Bulletin Insert
  •             Connecting with the Jewish Community
  •             Discussion Guide: Meeting with Faith Leaders
  •             Prayer - Christian
  •             Prayer - Islam
  •             Prayer - Jewish
  •             Quotes from Various Cultures and Faith Traditions

        Marketing (21)

  •             A Wrinkle in Time
  •             Effective Marketing
  •             Get a Healthy High - Volunteer
  •             How To Write a Nonprofit Annual Report
  •             It's More Than Just a Ride
  •             Marketing Practices
  •             Media Outreach Guide
  •             Media: Do's and Dont's of Working with the Media
  •             Media: Making the Media Connections
  •             Media: Program Director - Star of TV and Radio
  •             Media: Suggestions for Communicating with the Public
  •             Media: Ways to Guarantee Success in Media Relations
  •             Media: When to Send a Press Release
  •             Newsletters: E-Newsletter Template
  •             Newsletters: Effective Newsletters - It's Not Rocket Science
  •             Oral Presentation to Civic Groups
  •             Oral Presentation: Speakers' Bureau Training
  •             Sample Marketing Poster
  •             Website: How To Make Your Website Work for You
  •             Website: How to Promote Your Website
  •             Website: Keywords for Website Promotion

        Media (11)

  •             April - National Volunteer Week Template
  •             May - Older Americans Month Template
  •             Media Relations Quick Fact Sheet - template
  •             News Release and News Story Ideas
  •             November - American Diabetes Month Template
  •             November - National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Template
  •             October - Make a Difference Day Template
  •             October 10 - World Mental Health Day
  •             Press Kit - checklist
  •             September - Healthy Aging Month Template
  •             September - National Grandparents Day Template

        Working with Public Officials (8)

  •             AFJ - Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age
  •             Developing a Policy Ask
  •             Lobbying - Rules for Foundation-Funded Initiatives
  •             Packaging Research for Policymakers - RWJF Webinar
  •             RWJF Connect Resource Manual
  •             RWJF Grantee Advocacy Guidelines
  •             Strategic Storytelling
  •             Tips for Reaching Out to State and Local Officials
  •         Faith Based Outreach Tool Kit (0)

    Conference Workshops (1)

  •         Don't Let Your Board Get Bored
  •     Financial Management (19)
  •         Accounting Glossary
  •         Annual Report Sample
  •         Brochure with IRS disclosure statement
  •         Cash Flow Forecast
  •         Donor Security
  •         Fiscal Management Bibliography and Resources
  •         Fiscal Management Guide
  •         Gift Acceptance Policy - sample
  •         How to Plan Your Fundraising Strategy
  •         How To Write a Nonprofit Annual Report
  •         Indirect Cost Guide
  •         Internal Controls Checklist
  •         Monthly Management Report Sample
  •         Nonprofit & For Profit Differences
  •         Planning for Sustainability 1-2-3
  •         Sample Financial Statements
  •         Strategies for Coping with Cutbacks
  •         Sustainability
  •         Thank You Letter Sample

    Fundraising (68)
        Boards & Coalitions (9)
            Board Fundraising Functions

  •             Board Member Solicitation Letter
  •             Campaign Planning
  •             Development Plan
  •             Funding Plan
  •             Fundraising Consultants
  •             Gift of Independence Congregational Appeal Letter
  •             Increasing Board Involvement in Fundraising
  •             Major Gifts

 

  •         Ideas and Resources (23)
  •             31 Days of Fundraising Summary
  •             Approaching Corporations
  •             Best Bets for Fundraising
  •             Building a Strong Funding Base
  •             Case for Support - sample
  •             Creative Fundraising Strategies
  •             Developing a Fundraising Plan
  •             Development Committee of the Board
  •             Development Tips
  •             Five Ways to Secure Corporate Funds
  •             Funding Opportunities from Foundations and Agencies
  •             Fundraising Development Plan Sample
  •             Fundraising Exercise
  •             Fundraising Success Presentation
  •             Grant Websites
  •             How to Raise $1,000 Quickly and Easily
  •             Matching Gifts
  •             Sample Thank You - Memorial Gift
  •             Sample Thank You - Support of Fundraising Event
  •             The Science of Loneliness
  •             Tips & Techniques for an Effective Annual Campaign
  •             Top 10 Flaws
  •             Top 10 Flaws Narrative

        Individual Donor Solicitation (8)

  •             Donor Appeal Letter Sample
  •             Donor Referrals by Mail
  •             Donor/Prospect Profile & Contact Sheet
  •             Funding Sources Versus Resources
  •             Model Fundraising Letters Book Review
  •             Monthly Pledge Payout Schedule
  •             Sample Remittance Envelope
  •             Sample Year End Appeal Letter

        Planned Giving and Major Gifts (16)

  •             Development Plan
  •             Five Ways to Secure Corporate Funds
  •             Hosting an Event
  •             Legacy Gifts: Ageless Charity
  •             Legacy Gifts: Bequest Solicitation
  •             Legacy Gifts: Conversation Starters
  •             Legacy Gifts: Planned Giving True or False Test
  •             Legacy Gifts: Presentation
  •             Legacy Gifts: Sample Bequest Language
  •             Major Gifts
  •             Major Gifts Defined
  •             Outline for Meetings with Major Donors
  •             Planned Giving with Bequests
  •             Power Fundraising
  •             Thank You Letter Sample
  •             The C.A.T.E. Formula
  •         Special Events (11)
  •             A Holly Jolly Murder
  •             Bike Festival Brochure
  •             Bike Festival Checklist
  •             Dancing with the Stars
  •             Fundraising Cookbook
  •             Hosting an Event
  •             Sample brochure with tax disclosure
  •             Skating for a Reason Checklist
  •             Skating for a Reason Flyer
  •             Steps to a Successful Special Event
  •             What Motivates Event Sponsors
  •         The Annual Appeal - Resources (1)
  •             The Annual Appeal - Resources

    Governance (65)

  •         By Laws (2)

 

  •             Sample by laws - 2
  •             Sample By-Laws

 

  •         Committees (9)
  •             Board Advisory Committee Guidelines
  •             Board Committee Charges
  •             Board Committee Contributions
  •             Board Committee Descriptions
  •             Board Committee Guidelines
  •             Committee Job Descriptions
  •             Committee Planning Template
  •             Effective Board Committees
  •             Template Committee Work Plan
  •         Legal (3)
  •             Board Legal Duties
  •             Legal duties
  •             Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
  •         General (17)
  •             Board Agenda Templates
  •             Board Member Exit Interview - Board Source
  •             Board Planning Retreats
  •             Board Resolution
  •             Don't Let Your Board Members Get Bored
  •             Emerging Principles in Governance for Nonprofits
  •             Is it Okay to Alter our Mission Statement?
  •             Making the Most of Your Board
  •             Managing Youth Volunteers
  •             P/PV Sustainability Study
  •             Program Management Guide for Embedded Caregiving Programs
  •             Roles and Responsibilities
  •             Self Assesssment - Template
  •             STAR Search 2007 Report
  •             Succession Plan - sample
  •             Ten Tips for Changing Your Management Style
  •             Understanding HIPAA Privacy Rules
  •         Orientation (12)
  •             All Hands on Board
  •             Best Practice Packet for Board Members
  •             Board Member Orientation Agenda
  •             Board Member Orientation/Training
  •             Board Member Orientation: Notebook Checklist
  •             Board Member Packet
  •             Board Member Responsibilities
  •             Board Member Responsibilities Checklist
  •             BOD Mentor Responsibilites
  •             Code of Ethics Sample
  •             Conflict of Interest Policy
  •             Not-For-Profit Board Member Handbook
  •         Recruitment (11)
  •             Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee for Your Board
  •             Board Member Candidate Bio
  •             Board Member Position Description
  •             Board Member Recruitment Guide
  •             Board Member Recruitment Steps
  •             Board Member Statement of Understanding
  •             Diversity
  •             LinkedIn Board Member Connect
  •             Prospective Board Member Information Sheet
  •             Recruiting Effective Board Members
  •             Where to Find Board Members
  •         Training (11)
  •             Board Member Education: Principles Workbook
  •             Board Member Evaluation & Self-Assessment
  •             Board Member Fundraising Functions
  •             Board Policy Making
  •             Building a Working Board
  •             Characteristics of More and Less Effective Nonprofits
  •             Increasing Board Involvement in Fundraising
  •             Public Relations for Your Board
  •             Steps to Building a Valuable Board
  •             Ten Steps to Strategic Planning
  •             Tools and Hints for Boards

 

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    Program Management (67)
        Tool Kit for Success
        Care Receivers (10)
            Authorization to Provide Service

  •             Building Better Caregivers - NCOA/VA
  •             Care Receiver Assessment Form
  •             Care Receiver Letter to Family
  •             Care Receiver Waiver and Acknowledgments
  •             Care Receiver Waiver and Release
  •             Client Manual
  •             Flowchart for Care Receiver Inatakes
  •             Impact of Family Caregiving on Work
  •             Sample Flowchart for Intake and Referral

        Evaluation (28)
            Board Member Self Evaluation

  •             Care Receiver Outcomes Survey Sample
  •             Care Recipient Satisfaction Survey
  •             Characteristics of Effective Nonprofits
  •             Characteristics of Sustainable Programs
  •             Client Satisfaction Survey Sample
  •             Community Awareness Survey
  •             Cover Letter Template for Anonymous Mailed Survey
  •             Data Collection Worksheet
  •             Donor Survey
  •             Evaluation How To: Project Evaluation Guide
  •             Flowchart of the Evaluation Process
  •             Founders Syndrome Article
  •             Guidelines for Program Evaluation
  •             Introduction to FIA Evaluation Resources
  •             Logic Model Sample
  •             Planning a Program Evaluation Worksheet
  •             Presentation Evaluation Form
  •             Program Evaluation Resources in Print
  •             Program Evaluation Timeline
  •             Program Logic Model Worksheet
  •             Selecting Outcomes and Indicators
  •             Tips for Data Tracking and Processing
  •             Tips for Presenting Evaluation Data
  •             Tips on Creating Survey Questions and Increasing Response Rates
  •             Uses and Purposes of Program Evaluation
  •             Volunteer Satisfaction Survey
  •             Volunteer Training Evaluation Form

        Human Resources (12)
            360 degree ED Eval

  •             Employee Handbook Template
  •             Evaluation - Self Evaluation Staff
  •             Executive Director - sample job description
  •             Grievance Policy - Sample
  •             NVCN executive evaluation template
  •             Office Administrator Job Description
  •             Performance evaluation template
  •             Position Description - Intake Coordinator
  •             Staff Position Descriptions
  •             Template for ED annual review
  •             Volunteer Position Descriptions

 

  •         Other Resources (11)
  •             Characteristics of More and Less Effective Nonprofits
  •             Conflict of Interest Sample Policy
  •             Crisis Plan
  •             Dissolution Bylaws Language
  •             Monthly Management Report
  •             Program Management Guide for Embedded Caregiving Programs
  •             Record and Document Retention and Destruction Policy
  •             Road Map to Success
  •             Savvy Senior
  •             Ten Tips for Changing Your Management Style
  •             The Rewired Resolution
  •         Strategic Planning (5)
  •             Strategic Communications Plan Template
  •             Strategic Planning Defined
  •             Strategic Planning Tip Sheet
  •             Strategic Planning Web Resources
  •             Ten Steps to Strategic Planning
  •     Spanish Materials (2)
  •         14 Ways Interfaith Caregivers Work with Congregations - English
  •         14 Ways Interfaith Caregivers Work with Congregations - Spanish

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        Social Media

  •         Social Media Decision Guide - Idealware
  •         Social Media Sample Policy
  •         Social Media Tips
  •         Social Media: Nonprofit Organizations and Social Media
  •         Social Media: Toggling Between Social Media and a Website
  •         Websites

 

  •     Transportation (6)
  •         Easter Seals Solutions Package
  •         Everyone Rides
  •         Meeting Operational Challenges of Providing Senior Transportation
  •         National Center on Senior Transportation
  •         Needs Assessment for New Rural Transportation Program
  •         Senior Mobility Guide 2007

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  •         Management (21)

 

  •             90-Day Volunteer Review
  •             ABCs of Volunteer Management
  •             Background Check Policy
  •             Best practices for screening volunteers
  •             Effective Volunteer Supervision Strategies
  •             ICA Program Benchmarks
  •             Screening Policy
  •             The 3 R's of Volunteer Management
  •             The ABC's of Volunteer Management
  •             Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer
  •             Trends, Tips and Tools for Volunteer Management
  •             Volunteer Caregiver Position Description
  •             Volunteer Discipline and Termination
  •             Volunteer Exit Interview
  •             Volunteer Feedback and Evaluation Form
  •             Volunteer Interview Form
  •             Volunteer Orientation Forms Packet
  •             Volunteer Recruitment
  •             Volunteer Reference Screening Questions
  •             Volunteer Survey
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            Active Listening Skills

  •             Congregational Coordinator Volunteer Position Description

        Recognition (7)
            Finding the Right Form of Recognition

  •             Sample Certificate of Appreciation
  •             Thoughts on Volunteerism
  •             Volunteer of the Year Certificate
  •             Volunteer Recognition Ideas
  •             Volunteer Recognition Using Chocolate
  •             Way to Go: Ideas for Volunteer Recognition

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            General Recruitment Brochure

  •             Ten Questions for Selecting Board Members
  •             Volunteer Recruitment Plan sample
  •             Volunteer Recruitment plans

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  •             Support Team Member Covenant
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  •             How to Relate to Care Receivers
  •             Investing in Volunteers
  •             Sample Volunteer Training Agenda
  •             Summary of Volunteer Transportation Survey
  •             Volunteer Handbook Samples & Template
  •             Volunteer Training - Evaluation Form
  •             Volunteer Training Goals
  •             Volunteer Training Scenarios
  •             Volunteer Training Scenarios Tip Sheet
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    Webinar Archives (18)
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  •         Bringing Life to Your Board and Board Meetings
  •         Collaborative Success: Secrets Revealed
  •         Corporate Social Responsibility
  •         Earned Income = Diversified Funding
  •         Getting the Most Out of Your Special Event
  •         Legal Eye on Risk Management
  •         LICA - Workplace Giving Campaigns
  •         Major Gift Fundraising
  •         Networking to Attract Volunteers
  •         Partnering With Municipalities - Rubinsky Feb 2014
  •         Pet Visitation
  •         Pets for Fun & Funds
  •         Seeking Volunteer Management Solutions, Ideas, and Information
  •         Tips and Tools for New Program Directors
  •         Turning Board Members Into Fundraising Leaders
  •         Volunteer Risk Management
  •         Whose Job Is It? Roles of the Board and Staff

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