Subject: VetConnectNTX August 2016 Newsletter

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

VetConnectNTX Online Directory Launch –
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

The VetConnectNTX online directory will be launched in October 2016. It will be a resource website for veterans, military families, and social workers at nonprofit agencies. The online directory will be a limited universe searchable directory of nonprofit and government programs serving local veterans and military families. Programs that have been reviewed and approved by VetConnect North Texas volunteer teams will be featured in the search results. The review teams are made up of professional grantmakers, veterans, and community volunteers.

Will Your Agency Be Featured In The VetConnectNTX Online Directory?
Apply Before October 1 to Be Part of the October 28 Launch

If your agency provides services to veterans in North Texas, contact the VetConnectNTX project manager Steve Braudt at projectmanager@VetConnectNTX.org to find out how to be a FEATURED, VERIFIED listing in the VetConnectNTX directory.

Benefits for Agencies
Agencies who have been vetted by VetConnectNTX and included in the online directory will receive important benefits:
  • Fuller agency descriptions
  • Optimized in searches
  • Invitations to Annual VetConnectNTX Convening
  • Access to reports on geographic and topic search information
  • Ability to use VetConnectNTX credential in agency marketing
  • Ongoing directory improvements, support, reports from technology partner
Learn How To Get Maximum Value From The VetConnectNTX Online Directory
VetConnectNTX will offer Power User Training to leaders, case managers and social workers who work directly with veterans and their families. This training will review the functionality of the VetConnectNTX online service directory and help Power Users to maximize its value for agency staff, veterans and their advocates.

In addition to searchable service categories and geographic availability, users will be able to make referrals, share listings and update agency descriptions online. Agencies will stay informed about website usage through a dashboard of reports and monthly website feature updates.

Sign up today to save your seats for Power User Training on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. 

Dallas Session
10:00am - 11:30am
Center for Brain Health
University of Texas at Dallas
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235

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Fort Worth Session
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Recovery Resource Council
2700 Airport Fwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76111

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Other information: WIFI will be provided. Recommended that attendees bring a mobile device (laptops, tablets, mobile phones) to access and interact with the online site during the training session.

Webinar will be available on demand in November.
We heard you. 
Participants at the Veterans Regional Needs Assessment Briefing in March and those who attended the “What Our Communities Are Teaching Us,” in June expressed interest in continuing discussions about improving the coordination of veteran services.

The threshold question about a way forward is whether a regional approach to service delivery makes sense. Is a regional approach needed and feasible? If not, what is? The North Texas Veterans Funders Collaborative will host a professionally facilitated strategy discussion in November 2016. (Date and time still under discussion.) We will limit participation to a single representative from each agency, include agencies from across the region, and keep the number of participants small enough to enable a meaningful discussion.

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