10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Selecting a New eCRM System
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This post is provided courtesy of Engaging Networks Accredited Partner, Zuri GroupSo, you’re ready to transition to a new nonprofit eCRM system. An electronic customer relationship management (eCRM) system transition requires thoughtful consideration of your team’s immediate needs and future goals. Before deciding which eCRM to implement, it’s essential to determine how exactly your current system both benefits and hinders those goals. Improving your team’s use of the current system is nearly always the faster and much less expensive route. Can you identify business objectives that the current system simply isn’t capable of meeting?

The Oldest Crewed Deep Sea Submarine Just Got a Big Makeover
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In early March, a gleaming white submarine called Alvin surfaced off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina after spending the afternoon thousands of feet below the surface. For Bruce Strickrott, Alvin’s chief pilot and the leader of the expedition, these sorts of missions to the bottom of the world are a regular part of life. By the time Alvin’s makeover is wrapped up in late 2021, the storied submarine will rank among the most capable human-rated deep sea submersibles in the world. Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionTo upgrade Alvin, engineers had to tear the sub down to its metal skeleton at the National Deep Submergence Facility, a federally funded research space hosted at Woods Hole. The vessel is made almost entirely from custom components designed to withstand the uniquely hostile environment in the deep ocean, and the regular teardowns ensure that everything is in good shape.

A Short Journey to the Center of the Earth
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But at Gros Morne National Park, people can step on fragments of the mantle without having to dig an inch. On October 3, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired natural-color imagery of Gros Morne National Park. Those mountains have since eroded and left behind the gneiss and granite peaks of the Long Range. The park contains some of the tallest peaks of the Long Range mountains, including Big Level and Gros Morne Mountain (French for “great somber”). Gros Morne National Park also features some recent geologic history at the Western Brook Pond.

A Watery Day for Lake Lefroy
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For much of the year, an efflorescent salt crust makes Lake Lefroy stand out as a bright, white spot in satellite images. But after heavy rains, the ephemeral lake in Western Australia takes on a different look. Large volumes of water do not persist for long in Lake Lefroy because the region’s hot, dry climate encourages evaporation. While water pooled in early February in a pattern that resembles a tropical fish, it’s unlikely the pattern will last. Lake Lefroy is frequently reshaped by changes in the prevailing winds that transport water back and forth between different parts of the playa.

Grain Burn, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland by John Brooks
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Picture StoryI would not normally venture into Scotland during the winter months as I dont like cold weather and i dont ski. On this occasion however i needed to attend an important international conference and was even participating so no excuse would be accepted for my absence. When I skirted Penicuik and just before reaching \"Grain Burn\" to the right of the road i espied a frozen are of flooded field with a convenient parking layby immediately nearby. There was not much light and needed a wide aperture with slowish shutter speed and took care to avoid camera shake. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Saint-Irenee, Quebec, Canada by Jacques Geoffroy
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Picture StoryIn February 2020, I was walking on the train tracks following the gorgeous St-Lawrence River near Saint-Irénée, Quebec, Canada. The river has tides that can reach seven meters, so it sculpts fabulous ice blocks. I approached my model and composed the image including other less seductive ice blocks in the frame. When the sun rose, I was blown away by the shape, texture and transparency of my model. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, USA by Roy Goldsberry
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Picture StoryI have been to visit Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, Ohio several times. There are several, separated areas that make up the park, and we decided to start with Old Mans Cave the next morning. That had us starting at the upper falls end, and then following the stream past the cave and on to the lower falls. Many pathways and stairs were fully covered by ice, and we had ice cleats for our boots. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Lake Superior, Hovland, MN, USA by Stephanie Drew
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Picture StoryHovland, MN is about 20 miles from the Canadian border on Lake Superior. On this morning, the temperature was -10 with a windchill of -35. In order to get to this location, I hiked 10 minutes through the woods with ice cleats until I entered this clearing on the shoreline. The sky was cloudy but as the sun rose over the horizon, the sky turned into an unexpected pastel painting. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Sokolik, Rudawy Janowickie, Poland by Andrzej Muzaj
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When the air is clear, it offers a great view of the sunrise all year long. It took me another half an hour to hike up to the peak, through the empty and snowy forest, bathed in the moonlight. It was still at least an hour before sunrise, but the top platform is very small and holds up only ten people. Still, I've managed to capture this peaceful scene: villages below, slowly waking up for the next day, covered with snow. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway by Cezary Morga
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Picture StoryLongyearbyen, located about a thousand kilometers from the North Pole, is a former mining town and the Svalbard archipelago's biggest city. I took this picture in January 2020, right before the COVID essentially shut down travel. I remember that it was frigidly cold back then because of the tireless gusts of wind blowing the snow in my face. All the seasons offer different attractions, from Aurora Borealis spectacles, snowy twilight vistas through polar summer ideal for some wildlife photography. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada by Atanu Bandyopadhyay
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Picture Story\"Staircase Icefall and Consolation Creek\". Why Staircase Icefall ? Above each staircase, there is a layer of thin ice and calm water reflecting the beauty of the mountain. Due to lack of my knowledge with such formation, I chose to call it Staircase Icefall. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada by Ron Hallam
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Picture StoryThe first Cold Snap of winter, temperature down -30 brought with it a layer of new snow and mist and frost from the yet to be frozen lakes. The natural hot spring that fed the lake added to the mist and atmosphere as the sun, moving slow and rising late, washed the sky in color. I was standing in the hot spring stream which kept my feet comfortable and worked with a remote trigger in my pocket to keep my hands comfortable. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your own portfolio page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 700,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download 2 premium eBooks worth £19.45.

How WHOI scientists once looked for the lost city of Atlantis
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That city, known today as the fabled lost continent of Atlantis, has gripped the human imagination ever since. It would only be fitting that when a new oceanographic institution began 90 years ago in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, it would have the drive and research capacity to investigate whether this city actually existed. It was 1931, soon after the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s inception, when the field of ocean science was still relatively new. But after more than a month at sea and their other research projects were completed, the crew returned home empty-handed. No mention of any new findings regarding Atlantis can be found in their logbooks.

Winter Beach, Grand Haven, MI, USA by Thomas Miller
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Picture StoryThe lake shore of Lake Michigan can be as beautiful as it is brutal. The day I was at the beach it was around ten degrees Fahrenheit. After shooting the lighthouse, which is the main attraction, I ventured along the beach looking for patterns in the snow and ice. Most of what you see in this photo is called shelf-ice, which is the build up of the waves that freeze along the beach. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Loo, Gelderland, Netherlands by Ronnie Brinkhuis
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Picture StoryI was on my way to a beautiful house in our area to capture it on photo, when I suddenly came face to face with this beautiful tree, the tree stands along a dike in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Due to the many melt water high in the mountains of the Alps, the water in the rivers of the Netherlands was higher than normal and this tree was therefore in the water. Because it had also snowed in the Netherlands it looked all in all wintry and I thought it was time to take my nikon out of the bag and take this picture. Snow can no longer be taken for granted in the Netherlands, so this photo is a beautiful reminder of a beautiful winter in our small country. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA by Laura Schoenbauer
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Picture StoryWhenever I drive from my home to my parent's farm, I drive by this farm. This bright red barn stands out any time of year, but especially during the winter. A couple years ago, when we got a beautiful layer of snow overnight, I knew where I wanted to go. I had to try to pull over along the side of a snow covered road that has no shoulder. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Yosemite NP, California, USA by Douglas Parks
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Picture StoryThe final winter storms start to roll into Yosemite National Park. With the warmer weather the waterfalls begin to flow, slowly but surely. In this was the snowstorm clings to the bare trees and rocks as the flow of water begins to creep over the falls. Hey VisitorDid you know that now we offer a VIP membership? Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Buron, Aubrac, France by Fabien Guittard
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Picture StoryFailing Lapland, I plunged a few days in the snow of the Aubrac plateau, where a few isolated burons (huts) are waiting for the end of winter under a thick layer of snow. A \"buron\" is a stone building, covered with lauzes or slates, found on the \"montagnes\", high altitude pastures that valley stockbreeders own and exploit seasonally in the Cantal, Aubrac, Cézallier and Dore mountains. They are used to make cheese: Cantal, Laguiole or Fourme d'Aubrac, and Saint-Nectaire during the summer months (from mid-May to mid-October), and to house the cheese makers. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your personal portfolio page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 400,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download 2 premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Lago di Antorno, Dolomites, Italy by Alexander Sinadinoski
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Picture StoryThis year I spent countless weekends in South Tyrol to photographically document the beauty of the landscape. I am magically attracted by the tops of the Dolomites which meander through this beautiful part of Italy. Every sight of these natural wonders leaves me speechless, for me one of the landscape photography hotspots of this world. This Spot, called Lago di Antorno, which is easily accessible by car, so there are always a lot of people there. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Tracking changes in the Arctic Ocean
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The Arctic Ocean is a dynamic place, and climate change is making it even more so. That picture is gradually becoming clearer, thanks to data collected by the Beaufort Gyre Observation System (BGOS), an ocean monitoring network developed and maintained by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers for nearly two decades. As one of the primary drivers of Arctic Ocean circulation, researchers are closely monitoring this gyre to understand changes in the Arctic region and how it affects the climate at lower latitudes. More than 160 publications have tapped into data from BGOS in recent years, covering such topics as ocean circulation, sea ice changes, and ecosystem and biogeochemistry dynamics. One recent study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed a clear correlation between summer ice melt and the formation of high-energy swirling water masses known as eddies in the Arctic Ocean.

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