The Child ID App

The Child ID App is not an app designed for helping non-profits, but we thought we should share it so that our members could recommend this app in their communities and help spread the word about this resource.

From the FBI’s website:

The Child ID App, first released in August 2011 for iPhones, provides parents with an easy way to electronically store pictures and vital information about their children in case they go missing—whether it’s a toddler wandering away at the mall or a teen who has been snatched by a stranger.

Using the app, you can show pictures of your kids and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. You can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

The app is available in both iTunes for iPhone/iPad/iPods and in on Google Play for Android mobile phones.

More information can be found on the FBI website.

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emailresourcesCommunication is an essential tool for non-profits. Emailing your partners, donors, and community groups can take a lot of time and resources away from your mission and your projects.

Vertical Response is offering Non-Profits up to 10,000 emails free every month! Other listserv companies would charge you hundreds of dollars a year to do this, and if you were to do it on your own, it could take countless hours away from your precious time.

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Software Donations for Non-Profits

techsoupTechSoup is an online store and resource for qualified non-profits. They provide popular software solutions like Microsoft Office, image editing software like Adobe Photoshop, and even fiscal management tools from Intuit, for significant savings and sometimes for just a few dollars. Once you have signed up with TechSoup, and verified your non-profit status, you have access to their long list of venders.

Their website also contains useful webinars, tutorials, and articles about technology that organizations are implementing, and what would work best for your non-profit.