Social Service News Broadcasting
One of the main features of our platform is a local social service news channel for disseminating updates about service availability and application protocols. Any service provider in your region can submit news updates to be approved for your broadcast.
We curate the content submitted to insure compliance with community standards, make it multilingual, and add text-to-speech technology to automatically disseminate an audio podcast of the news. Anyone can freely subscribe to the podcast, and/or to an email summary of all the social service news posted over the previous week. You can view our rules for curating content here.
Our platform allows regional service providers to submit their social service news updates manually or automatically. Each of our chapter websites has a built-in text editor that may be used by community members to manually submit news. If the service provider has an active RSS news feed devoted to service availability and changes in application protocols, they can instead submit their RSS feed address for evaluation. If approved this news will automatically be added to the local broadcast with each update.
We provide tech support and training, as well as consultation if your agency needs help implementing RSS technologies. Inclusion of RSS broadcasts require an annual fee that supports our nonprofit mission. In special cases this fee can be lowered or waved, so please inquire about these circumstances if needed. Come partner with us!
Providing a central access point for communities to share social service resource information is a community investment that helps individuals and families in need through increased breadth of support.
United Resource Connection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.