We’re a team of people based in the intermountain West who believe passionately in community and social change. We bring our strengths and skills in community engagement, research, meeting facilitation, grant writing, story telling, organizational development and change management, advocacy and policy, strategy development, program evaluation, marketing and communications, social media, fundraising and business models—for profit and nonprofit—to help you turn your ideas for a better future from vision to action.
What Sets JVA Apart
We’re implementation scientists. There is a lot of stuff out there in the nonprofit consulting world that is based on old ways of thinking, e.g., sending fundraising solicitations in thank-you cards or enewsletters, requiring “give or get” policies for board members, or using “clickers” at meetings and calling it community engagement.
Our team relentlessly combs the research and our work for new and effective practices, tests promising new ideas and approaches, and then rolls out what we’ve learned into our products and trainings. We aim to create actionable tools and processes that will help you succeed.
We’re your partners, not your “consultants.” In fact, our customers often call us the non-consultants and view us as their friends and champions.
We know you’re busy. Our products and processes are designed to get you to the result you want in the most efficient and effective way possible.
We believe having fun is part of the process. Of course, community and social change is hard work. That’s why it’s worth doing. But there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy ourselves along the way. Our trainings and meetings are all interactive, fun and engaging. Even in some of those areas that some people fear, like program evaluation, our job is to engage your entire team.