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Three Yoga Poses to Support Nonprofit Professionals

Photo by Anumpam Mahapatra on Unsplash. By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Although I’ve been practicing yoga for over a decade, I only started to be more dedicated over the past few years. My conclusion? I wish I had practiced more when I was working as a nonprofit professional. I think [...]

2019-11-25T09:21:03-07:00June 18th, 2019|2019, Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|1 Comment

JVA-ers’ Summer Reading Recommendations

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action As the unofficial beginning of summer approaches (i.e., Memorial Day weekend), I’ve found myself looking out the window in anticipation of having some time to sit down with a good book and some sunshine (Colorado weather permitting, of course). Maybe you have been [...]

2019-10-28T10:11:17-06:00May 21st, 2019|2019, Blog, Unconsultants|1 Comment

When the Going Gets Tough, JVAers…

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action It’s inevitable. Deadline is tomorrow, mandatory social event is tonight, and brain is mush at the moment. The panic, the pressure, the pain. These are very real emotions and circumstances that require real responses—we know, we’ve been there. As the JVA team works to [...]

2019-07-01T14:10:05-06:00April 9th, 2019|2019, Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

2017–2018 PCF and FAP Joint Annual Report

Mesa County Partnership for Children & Families (PCF) and the Family & Adolescent Partnership (FAP) joined again to create their fifth annual community report publication. JVA has helped with the writing and design for the past three reports—including those covering 2015-2016 and 2016-2017—and remains impressed by the collaborative spirit of these two groups. Check out [...]

2020-08-06T09:53:28-06:00April 2nd, 2019|2018, Reports and Publications|0 Comments

How your Nonprofit Can Negotiate an Indirect Cost Rate with a Federal Agency

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action If your nonprofit organization receives a lot of federal grants, you may want to negotiate an indirect cost rate agreement. Here is a brief summary of what you can expect from this process. Identify your cognizant agency The [...]

2019-03-25T09:30:27-06:00February 19th, 2019|2019, Blog, Grantwriting|0 Comments

Celebrating our 2018 accomplishments and looking forward to 2019!

Happy New Year, friends and changemakers! The end of one year, and the beginning of another—the perfect time for reflection and visioning. We love this time of year because it allows our team to reflect on our accomplishments, lessons learned and partnerships that created impact in 2018 AND look ahead to 2019—setting a vision and [...]

2019-01-02T12:40:33-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Unconsultants|0 Comments

Getting Your Ego Out of the Way

Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action I’ve been a professional grantwriter for 15 years. Over those years, I’ve written proposals for nearly every type of human service program. The high that I feel after winning funding for a program I believe in wholeheartedly is one of [...]

2019-01-02T15:27:12-07:00December 11th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Nachshon Zohari

Welcome to our Changemaker Profiles blog series! Each edition will profile one outstanding social changemaker from the JVA client community. By sharing the stories of some of the incredible people we get to work with every day, each accomplishing extraordinary work in nonprofits, government, social enterprise and elsewhere, we hope we will bring a little [...]

2019-11-13T13:38:56-07:00October 15th, 2018|2018, Blog, Changemakers|0 Comments

Veditz Center Hopes to Create a ‘Third Place’ for the Deaf Community

Jaclyn Tyrcha was among Veditz Center board members who led a cultural competency training at JVA recently. (Photo by Kori Moinat/ Courtesy of the Veditz Center)   By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Members of the Veditz Center, a Denver organization serving the deaf/American Sign Language (ASL) community, recently led [...]

2Gen Statewide Conference: A Call to Action

Colorado’s guiding vision for the two-generation (2Gen) approach? A state in which all families have access to the resources and support they need to escape poverty and achieve their full potential. The 2Gen approach focuses on meeting the needs of children and the adults in their lives together, to help both have a better chance [...]

2018-10-03T08:53:26-06:00October 2nd, 2018|2018, Reports and Publications|0 Comments