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  • Bob Woodruff Foundation and National Veterans Intermediary Announce Groundbreaking Data Tool to Improve Veteran Support Nationwide

    Made possible by a nearly $5M gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool is part of an initiative to use community-based solutions to address veteran challenges

    By the Bob Woodruff Foundation

    BWF News

    Oct 3, 2019

  • Eight “Permission Slips” for Collaborative Leaders

    Dr. Brené Brown leads her team in writing “permission slips” that let them get vulnerable in their work together. Here are eight permission slips tailored for collaborative leaders.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Continuing Ed

    Sep 19, 2019

  • 18 Years: Statistical Reflections on 9/11, Service, and Sacrifice

    This is the first year that a recruit born after 9/11 can serve without a parent’s signature. These 18 statistics and stories show how the enduring nature of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has shaped a generation of veterans.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Research and Data

    Sep 6, 2019

  • Your Social Media Handbook for Mil-Vet Holidays

    During the two months between September 11 and November 11, the nation will have its eyes trained on the work you do all year long. With the media lens focused on veteran issues, it’s important to have your communications ready to go.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Sep 3, 2019

  • Asset Framing: Strengths-Based Storytelling

    Is the way veteran-serving organizations talk about their work alienating—or even disempowering—the very people we’re all working to help?

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jul 30, 2019

  • What It's Like to Transition Off Active Duty (In GIFs)

    Part of designing a positive user experience is perspective-taking. We’re inviting you to join us on an emotional rollercoaster full of anticipation, promise, disappointment, and resilience. Welcome to the life of one transitioning veteran.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 25, 2019

  • What It's Like to Transition Off Active Duty, in GIFs (Part II)

    Part of designing a positive user experience is perspective-taking. We’re inviting you to join us on an emotional rollercoaster full of anticipation, promise, disappointment, and resilience. Welcome to the life of one transitioning veteran.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 25, 2019

  • What It's Like to Transition Off Active Duty, in GIFs (Part III)

    Part of designing a positive user experience is perspective-taking. We’re inviting you to join us on an emotional rollercoaster full of anticipation, promise, disappointment, and resilience. Welcome to the life of one transitioning veteran.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 25, 2019

  • What It's Like to Transition Off Active Duty, in GIFs (Part IV)

    Part of designing a positive user experience is perspective-taking. We’re inviting you to join us on an emotional rollercoaster full of anticipation, promise, disappointment, and resilience. Welcome to the life of one transitioning veteran.

    By Rhiannon Guzelian

    Community Tools

    Jun 25, 2019

  • Cultivating a Collective Impact Ecosystem

    In our work with veterans, we frequently create similar islands with an abundance of support and self-contained pockets of success, but no navigable paths between these islands of hope and no map for our clients to follow. This blog examines how using an ecosystem approach can improve community ability to serve and integrate veterans.

    By Kim Carpenter Drake, MEd

    Continuing Ed

    Jun 20, 2019