Subject: VetConnectNTX November 2016 Newsletter

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VetConnectNTX Online Directory Is LIVE!
What is VetConnectNTX?

VetConnectNTX is a new online resource for veterans, military families, and social workers at nonprofit agencies. The directory is 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 prioritized in the directory search results as Verified Agencies. The review teams are made up of professional grantmakers, veterans, and community volunteers.


During the start-up phase, agencies will be added to the directory monthly. Please contact us ASAP to submit your recommendations or submit your application to be considered for Verified Agency status.

What’s in it for me?

VetConnectNTX will make your job easier. Visit VetConnectNTX today to create a customized search for services available in your area in a range of categories. By creating an account, you can create a list of favorites, share your search with friends and recommend additional agencies.

VetConnectNTX directory helps you find the answers to questions such as:

  • When is the agency open? Where is the location? Whom can I call? 
  • What kinds of services are available, such as counseling, housing, or job training?
  • Am I eligible for the services I need? Will they disqualify me because of my discharge status?
Spread the Word 
With your help, VetConnectNTX will grow and become a more powerful resource. Share VetConnectNTX with other advocates and the veterans and military families you serve. VetconnectNTX is on social media and there are tools available on the website to make sharing easy.

♦  Flyer for Advocates and Agencies
♦  Flyer for Veterans and Military Families
♦  Article for Your Agency Newsletter
Power User Training for Veteran Advocates
Over one hundred veteran advocates and social workers from across North Texas signed up for Power User training to prepare for the launch of VetConnectNTX. Two on-site sessions were held on October 18, 2016 at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas and also at the Recovery Resource Council in Fort Worth. 

Participants heard from Michelle Monse, president of the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, who also represents the North Texas Veterans Funders Collaborative. Ms. Monse explained the purpose of the new resource directory and its goal to provide accessible, reliable information about services for veterans and military families in North Texas. Power Users will play an active role in sharing the directory, updating their agency profiles and recommending additional agencies to be included.

Morgan Peretti, customer success manager at Aunt Bertha, presented information from the technology perspective. She talked about the features of the directory and how it can be used to identify a range of services in specific zip codes. Users can determine everything from locations and available services to contact information and veteran eligibility. VetConnectNTX Verified Agencies will be prioritized in directory search results.

At the training sessions, Power Users were able to test the site on their devices and a productive Q&A followed. Participants gave the VetConnectNTX directory and website resources an enthusiastic ‘thumbs up’ and plan to incorporate it into their work on behalf of veterans and military families on November 1, 2016 when the new website is launched.

Power User Training Webinar Available Now 
If you missed the on-site Power User training, you can learn how to maximize the VetConnectNTX website and online directory by viewing the Power User Training webinar. A Quick Start Guide is also available on the website.
Get listed in VetConnectNTX online Directory

Has your agency submitted an application to be listed in the VetConnectNTX Directory? 

VetConnectNTX will:

♦ Provide a directory of Verified Agencies and other resources for North Texas Veterans. 

♦ Give your organization exposure to potential donors. 

♦ Increase awareness among veteran serving organizations. 

Apply today. 

Questions or Comments about VetConnectNTX? Please contact us at http://vetconnectntx.org/contact-us/

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30am – 2:00pm
4849 West Illinois Avenue in Dallas, Texas
Mountain View College Department of Veterans Affairs.  214-860-8699 or aroundtree@dcccd.edu.

Dallas Veterans Day Parade 
Friday, November 11, 2016, 11:00am
Dallas City Hall
Theme: "Honoring the Military Family"

Fort Worth Veterans Council – Veterans Day Parade
Friday, November 11, 2016, 10:30am
Sundance Square
Theme: Honoring Blue and Gold Star Vietnam Veteran Families

Granbury Veterans Day 
Celebration - Friday, November 11, 2016, 11:00am
Parade - Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00am
Granbury Resort Conference Center

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VetConnectNTX is a project of the North Texas Veterans Funders Collaborative
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