Power to the People? It’s More Than a Slogan for Cynthia Lizano

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action It only takes a couple of minutes of talking with Cynthia Lizano, JVA’s new bilingual engagement and planning associate, to discover her big heart. Speak to her a little longer and you may start to learn the ways she has employed it. And that’s [...]

2021-01-06T10:14:21-07:00January 5th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

Time Flies When You’re a Winning Grantwriter

Congratulations to Lisa Cirincione on 20 Years with JVA By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action If you’ve spent much time on our website, you probably know that JVA has been around for over 30 years. But did you know that Senior Resource Development Associate Lisa Cirincione has been with JVA [...]

2021-01-05T17:08:40-07:00December 7th, 2020|2020, Blog|0 Comments

All Aboard for Diversity Recruitment and Training

Photo by Jopwell on Pexels Nonprofit Leaders, JVA Share a Few DEI Secrets By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action The third and final session of JVA’s Executive Directors in a Changing World networking and conversation series met recently, focusing on nonprofit boards of directors. The series gave nonprofit leaders the [...]

2020-11-16T19:31:12-07:00November 16th, 2020|2020, Blog|0 Comments

How Do I Ask for Money in a Pandemic?

Photo by Daniel Pérez via Pexels And More Q&A from Executive Directors and JVA’s Grants Team By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Nonprofit leaders talked funding with JVA’s grantwriters earlier this month as JVA held the second session of our remote, three-part Executive Directors in a Changing World networking and conversation [...]

2020-12-03T12:53:25-07:00October 20th, 2020|2020, Blog, Executive Directors|0 Comments

9 Nonprofit Leaders on Struggles, Surprise Wins

Photo by Fabien Bazanegue via Unsplash By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Nine nonprofit executive directors gathered (remotely) for the first day of JVA’s three-part Executive Directors in a Changing World networking and conversation series last week. Sandra Harris Howard facilitated. The meeting’s official focus was “staff” in the context [...]

2020-12-03T13:50:56-07:00September 28th, 2020|2020, Blog|0 Comments

Think Reaching Out to Nonvoters is Pointless? So Did I

Photo by Kari Sullivan, on Unsplash By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action With Election Day fewer than 70 days away, the pandemic lingers, and doubts about ballot delivery continue to swirl around us. It’s easy to feel anxious about the prospect of uncounted—or uncast—votes. At least, that’s how I have [...]

How Can Nonprofits Prepare for COVID-19?

Three Ways to be Proactive By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action As much as we all might hope the new coronavirus will somehow just go away—or entirely spare us and our friends, our families, and the organizations we have poured countless hours and love into creating and maintaining—we cannot assume [...]

2020-05-12T09:50:56-06:00March 10th, 2020|2020, Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Is Language Important? It is to JVA (Part 2)

Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash How to Find Answers Outside Your DEI Comfort Zone By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action In my last blog, I talked about some trends in the language used by news media on topics such as race and ethnicity. This time, I’ll talk about [...]

2020-05-26T17:25:30-06:00February 11th, 2020|2020, Blog, Diversity, equity and inclusion|0 Comments

Is Language Important? It is to JVA (Part 1)

What Nonprofits Can Learn from the News Media By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action The Seattle Times made news in journalism circles recently by changing its style to capitalize the word “Black,” as an adjective, when referring to a “culture, ethnicity or group of people.” The Times explained that “increasingly [...]

2020-06-27T20:47:07-06:00February 4th, 2020|2020, Blog, Diversity, equity and inclusion|0 Comments

For JVA Team, Evaluation is a Way of Life

Above, JVA's Silvia Solis presents on "Incorporating the Latina voice in practice and in design: the use of cultural and language nuances to increase the effectiveness of communication efforts" at the American Evaluation Conference in Minneapolis in November. Conference Participation Sparks Professional and Personal Growth By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and [...]

2020-12-03T12:59:41-07:00December 10th, 2019|2019, Blog, Evaluation|0 Comments
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