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Alabama DOE Tasked with Taking on School Emergency Notifications

Alabama recently made the news with the signing of House Bill 89 by Governor Kay Ivey. The legislation’s gist? Mandating that the Alabama Department of Education (DOE) take on a bigger role in how and when information is conveyed to stakeholders. Specifically, the DOE will be responsible for developing an electronic notification system aimed at […]

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Are Your Employee Communications Up to the Task?

People today have more means than ever through which to communicate with each other. But more isn’t necessarily better—at least not when it comes to staying connecting with your employees. Why not? Because having more channels from which to choose also means more potential ways things can go wrong. Hence the need for careful and […]

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10 Things All Emergency Evacuation Plans Should Do

The initial moments surrounding an emergency event are crucial. After all, if your facility is deemed unsafe, would you rather spend your limited time trying to figure out how to react when the clock is ticking down, or would you rather immediately commence with a predetermined evacuation plan? While this may seem on the surface like […]

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Disaster Recovery: A Primer for Faith-Based Organizations

A recent report from the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction estimated that an investment of $6 billion annually toward disaster risk reduction would save the world losses of more than $360 billion over the decade and a half ahead. Said  U.N. special representative on disaster risk reduction Margareta Wahlstrom, “The report is a wake-up […]

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Is Your Church Next In Line for a Cyber Attack?

We often think of cyber crimes in terms of the damage they do to businesses. And with good reason: According to Juniper Research, the cost of data breaches to global industry is projected to reach a staggering $2.1 trillion by the year 2019. But while for-profit companies may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes […]

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Put the Freeze on Summer Melt

The summer between high school and college is a unique time. The previous months have been filled with activity: submitting applications, waiting for acceptance letters, choosing schools, submitting deposits, and lining up financial aid. Suddenly, it all comes together. Graduation happens and once a college is chosen, students have little more to do than wait. […]

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Are You Using Best Practices for Volunteer Recruiting and Management?

A staggering 64.5 million adults volunteered just under 8 billion hours of service worth an estimated value of $175 billion in just one year, according to figures shared by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University. And while the incredible philanthropism of Americans is worthy of applause, nonprofits can’t afford to become […]

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Is Your K-12 School Sending Calls Illegally?

A child doesn’t report to school in the morning but wasn’t called in as absent. You don’t have a home number, and you lack explicit consent to call the the parent’s mobile phone to check in. While in most cases the scenario above is likely the result of an oversight, in rare cases the absence […]

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Multigeneration Communication Brings Church Members Together

Last year at this time Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church was awarded a grant from One Call Now that allowed them to use our notification platform free of charge for two years. We recently checked in the with church, locted in St. Matthews, Kentucky, to see how it was working out for them. A year later… […]

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Dorothy’s Got Nothing On You This Tornado Season

Early tornado reports are whirling in now that spring has finally arrived, and it’s not looking pretty. In fact, as of last month, the country’s preliminary tornado reports showed numbers well above average, according to The Weather Channel. Here’s a closer look at the data to date, along with the reason for the rise in this […]

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