IT’S HERE! Our 2018 Annual Report showcases the incredible and impactful work of our clients. Check it out!

Training and Events

From fundraising to social enterprise and evaluation, Joining Vision and Action has training options that fit your organizational goals, culture and budget. Choose how you want to accelerate your social impact.

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We love our clients and admire all of the great work they do. Check out our Changemakers Blog series for an in-depth look. JVA is also always keeping an eye out for people to join our team who are passionate about community and social change and have a track record of producing results!

JVA Careers

From business and strategic planning to grantwriting, program evaluation, social enterprise and fundraising, Joining Vision and Action’s interdisciplinary, multigenerational team of experts is ready to help you. We challenge longtime assumptions and introduce more effective and imaginative tools into your work, helping you realize even greater community impact.

Our Expertise

Why Joining Vision and Action

  • We are relentlessly focused on bringing research and innovation to our community partners

  • We do stuff that works (we don’t get creative landing the plane)
  • We know what it takes to get to change – we focus on results
We provide the tools, processes, training and inspiration your organization needs to start, grow, succeed and scale. We start by developing an understanding of the social issue you’re trying to solve and the impact you want to have. Then, we work with you to engage affected communities in developing a shared vision for the future. Next, we help you develop your strategy based on data and research, and together we create an actionable plan.
We help our customers secure the financing and resources they need through business planning, grantwriting, fundraising planning, policy and advocacy training, research and briefs. We improve capacity to implement through recruitment and search services to get the right people on the bus. Then, we provide training to build on their strengths and talents to advance the vision. We do it all through a lens of implementation science—we base our products on what research and our ongoing innovation and testing prove to be successful for your specific vision.
We help evaluate progress and measure impact using evaluation plans and dashboards, while also building evaluation capacity within your organization. In this way, we help you lay the foundation for evolutionary change. We help communicate your work and impact persuasively and compellingly through message testing, marketing and communications plans using digital media.

Our Happy Clients

Our customers are nonprofits, social enterprises, foundations, government entities, school districts and higher education institutions driven by community and social change. They’re staffed by the type of people about whom Robert Kennedy said: “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask ‘Why not?’”