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Fundraising Facts BINGO!

by Janine Vanderburg, JVA Consulting Are you up to date on the latest fundraising facts? Is your board? As JVA’s Development Director Intensive is coming up this month, we always like to make sure that we have the latest data on overall fundraising, who is giving, what is effective and other best practices integrated into [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:21-07:00July 7th, 2015|Blog, Fundraising, Training|0 Comments

Media Relations: Create a Media Policy

By Scot Kersgaard, JVA  You’ve been sending press releases, building your online presence, setting up Google Alerts, writing op/eds, phoning reporters, crafting key messages, tweaking your story. Finally, you’re getting some media interest. Don’t blow it. A media policy is one of those things most organizations don’t think about until the lack of a policy [...]

2019-04-25T15:05:17-06:00March 2nd, 2015|Marketing & Communications|0 Comments

Terry Anderson: Man on a Mission

By Scot Kersgaard, Senior Associate, Joining Vision and Action  The world is full of people with great ideas. Somewhat less common are people who turn those ideas into something not only real, but real good. Terry Anderson is one of those people. Vice president of enterprise & administration at Springs Rescue Mission (SRM) in Colorado Springs, [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:23-07:00October 14th, 2014|Encore careers, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Just for fun: Top 10 reasons to be a nonprofit executive director!

A few years ago, JVA alum Wendy Longwood wrote this introductory piece for JVA's Executive Director Academy. The sector has grown a bit, but the benefits of leading an organization in the sector remain. 10  You always wondered what NPO stood for. You’re joining a sector with 1.6 million nonprofit organizations (NPOs), which comprises 5.5% [...]

2018-10-02T11:55:50-06:00September 15th, 2014|2014, Blog, Training|0 Comments

Headlines attempt to throw hot water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been inescapable for the past month. The trajectory of its story in the news and on social media has been particularly interesting to me—especially those that have criticized it. Early on, there was commentary that this fundraiser was inherently flawed and doomed to fail [...]

2017-01-07T18:50:25-07:00September 3rd, 2014|Fundraising, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Top 7 Secrets for Writing a Grant in a Day

by Janine Vanderburg, Founder, Joining Vision and Action How to Write a Grant that Will Get Funded In the 1990s, I stumbled across Eleanor Burns' Make a Quilt in a Day television series. As someone who had spent long hours creating quilts, I was instantly intrigued. The secret, it turned out, was a system of [...]

2019-10-28T17:43:29-06:00September 3rd, 2014|Grantwriting|0 Comments

Creating Competitive Grant Proposals: Tips From JVA and City and County of Denver Staff

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As some of you may already know, Grants Manager Camron Bridgford and I recently co-hosted a training with the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships (DOSP), offering guidance on finding foundation, city, state, and federal funding and securing the right partnerships to create competitive proposals. We were fortunate to be joined [...]

2017-06-15T12:06:26-06:00July 2nd, 2014|Blog, Grantwriting|0 Comments

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