State of Vision Rehabilitation Services in COVID-19 Weekly Program Leaders Call

State of Vision Rehab services in the age of COVID-19

As we all recognize, COVID-19 has created an environment requiring new approaches to the provision of Vision Rehabilitation Services.  VisionServe Alliance is launching a weekly call to serve as a platform for Program Directors or Managers (CEO’s are welcome to join as well) to present information, share resources, and answer questions on the subject. This call will be via Zoom every Thursday at 3 pm EST.

Next Session Topic

Oct 15 – New Approaches For Supporting Wayfinding and Navigation Indoors – Waymap
Oct 22
– Clinical Trials with Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness will provide an overview of the clinical trial process including the challenges (financial and regulatory) of clinical research and considerations for participants.
Oct 29NO Call, but please plan on joining us for the virtual fall conference Nov. 1 – 5th!
We will be taking a break with the State of Vision Rehab weekly calls in the month of November. If you have any topics that you’d like to see addressed, please email Wendy Hymes at wendy@visionservealliance.org

Register to attend


Executive Pathways Series

Executive pathways series logo presented in partnership with Bank of America

Attend our new series Executive Pathways to hear from experts on helping navigate, manage, and lead under these new circumstances. (This series has replaced our monthly 333 Hot Topics event)

Bill Jarvis Headshot

When: September 30th at 1:00 pm ET
Featured Speaker: William “Bill” JarvisRegister to attend on Zoom
Topic: Endowment Investing, Governance, and Philanthropy
About:  What principles govern the investment of a nonprofit organization’s financial assets? How are endowment investment strategies related to spending practices? What is the appropriate role for fiduciaries in overseeing a nonprofit’s investment process? What role do donors and philanthropists play in endowment growth? Join William Jarvis of Bank of America and an expert panel of VisionServe Alliance members in an interactive discussion exploring these and other topics.

Participants will learn:

  • The legal principles that govern investment of endowment assets, the purpose of investment policy and its role in the governance of endowment investments, and the rationale underlying diversification in investing
  • The financial function of different types of investments in a range of typical endowment portfolios, considerations that influence how investment portfolios are constructed and the operating relationship between investment and endowment spending
  • The role played by donors and philanthropists in endowment growth

Read William Jarvis’s Bio
Open to VSA members. See you email for the registration link.

Question? Contact Wendy Hymes at wendy@visionservealliance.org


Now That’s Good News – A Live Virtual Celebration Event

Now Thats good news augt 12th 3 pm ET

Thank you to those that shared your good news and accomplishments over the last few months with us. Join us on August 12th at 3 pm ET/ 12 pm PT for our live event: Now That’s Good News as we highlight good news from our members. This event will be MC’d by Mike Gilliam (CEO of Lighthouse San Antonio) with videos, prizes, lighthearted humor, and fun! Come to celebrate the good work of our members. Join us to share in the good news and the fun. All are welcome to attend.


Virtual Happy Hour for Retirees

Virtual Happy Hour Connecting our retirees

We welcome our retired VSA members and staff to join us for a monthly happy hour connecting you with some blasts from the past. VisionServe Happy Hours – the best place to catch up and make new connections!

  • Next Retiree Virtual Happy Hour – Thursday, 10/8 at 6 pm ET

For the link to join, see your latest eNews or contact Wendy Hymes at wendy@visionservealliance.org