News Release

iCohere Awards Grant to Two Nonprofit Associations

Grant enables associations to provide high-quality virtual training

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 17, 2015 – Two nonprofit associations have been awarded a grant that will enable them to expand their reach nationally via virtual conferences. The Serving Those Who Serve Others grant, awarded by iCohere, will provide pro-bono virtual conferences to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and the National AfterSchool Association.

The NAHN will host its first virtual conference to educate nurse educators serving multicultural communities on how to use the Affordable Care Act; and the National AfterSchool Association will host an industry-first virtual conference to deliver high-quality professional development opportunities to professionals working in afterschool programs.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (

Many Hispanics, who have relied on urgent care or emergency services, are now acquiring health care coverage for the first time in their lives through the Affordable Care Act. Project Director Adriana Perez, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAAN, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, said the virtual conference will build on a larger initiative developed for targeting and educating nurse educators in hard to reach communities and provide bilingual assistance to individuals and families with their enrollment process.

National AfterSchool Association (

Gina Warner, president and CEO of the National AfterSchool Association, said the association already hosts the largest in-person conference for afterschool professionals but that the virtual conference will significantly expand its reach. She said high-quality professional development is critical for positive youth outcomes such as engagement in the community, positive social development, and closing achievement gaps. The virtual conference will include 12 to 15 workshops, keynote presentations, and the opportunity for participants to interact with each other and presenters.

"When we announced the 2015 Serving Those Who Serve Others grant last winter, we never anticipated receiving so many outstanding applications from organizations ready to design and host their first virtual conference," said Pascal Kaplan, CEO of iCohere. "Each of the 24 applications clearly conveyed both the organization's high level of commitment to those whom they serve, as well as their eagerness to expand the effectiveness of their outreach by hosting a major online event. It was a difficult decision and we are very proud to support these visionary programs."

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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.