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Serving Those Who Serve Others award program to provide pro-bono virtual conferences to two nonprofits

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 2, 2015 – – iCohere, a global provider of cloud-based learning management and professional development solutions, today announced a call for applications for its 2015 Serving Those Who Serve Others grant program. This year's program will provide two nonprofit service organizations with pro-bono virtual conferences. In a collaborative process with iCohere, the selected organizations will develop the content and handle the publicity and marketing of these multi-day events and iCohere will provide the design and technology. The submission deadline for applications is February 25, 2015 and can be submitted through

"For over a decade, iCohere has been helping nonprofit organizations and government agencies advance their missions through multi-day virtual conferences," said Pascal Kaplan, CEO of iCohere. "Due to budget and staff limitations, smaller nonprofit service organizations often have not been able to provide their volunteers and public audiences with the educational, networking, and inspirational benefits of a major virtual event. The Serving Those Who Serve Others program enables two organizations to reach expanded national and global audiences."

iCohere's Unified Learning System provides a cloud-hosted platform for professional online collaboration projects and events. Its "all-in-one" integrated system is used for online conferences, instructor-led and self-paced eLearning courses, large-scale webinars, and online communities of practice. iCohere offers training and support through every step of the planning, configuration, and execution process, ensuring that clients fully understand and maximize their experience with iCohere's feature-rich platform.


U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC): For over 35 years, the FMC Congress to Campus program has allowed former members of Congress to interact with and educate college students about the legislative branch. Using the Serving Those Who Serve Others award, the FMC brought the Congress to Campus event online. Students from ten college campuses were able to interact with panels of former members of congress on topics including U.S. foreign policy, the 2014 elections, and the state of the U.S. economy. This online webinar series provided FMC with a more affordable channel for its Congress to Campus program without sacrificing interaction between students and panelists. According to Pete Weichlein, CEO of FMC, it was the largest and most significant webinar series in the non-profit organization's history.

Inheritance of Hope (IOH): The IOH provides literature, college scholarships, counseling, and tools to help young families facing the loss of a parent. Using the Serving Those Who Serve Others award, the IOH launched a Legacy Lunch webinar series. The program brought families in need together with high quality speakers covering a variety of important topics, such as finance, health, and helping children cope with the loss. Using a webinar platform enabled the IOH to reach a broader number of families and created organizational assets that can be reused for many years.

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