JVA’s 2020: 102 Grants and $19.3M in Wins, So Far

Above: JVA grantwriters (from left) Kat, Erin and Lisa enjoy some well-earned down time. By The Joining Vision and Action Resource Development Team As the new year begins, JVA has been taking stock of our 2020 numbers. Knowing that it was an extremely challenging year for many changemaking organizations, we are pleased to share [...]

2021-01-27T09:47:25-07:00January 26th, 2021|2021, Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

After 33 Years, What’s at the Heart of our Legacy?

By The Joining Vision and Action Team It is true that these are unprecedented times. Yet for over three decades, JVA and its clients have partnered to ride out some difficult—at times almost unthinkable—moments in history. JVA’s team has been considering the facets of our organization that have allowed us to keep moving forward steadily, [...]

2020-10-22T10:18:28-06:00July 14th, 2020|2020, Blog|0 Comments

Reflections on the Killing of George Floyd

Photo by Munshots via Unsplash By Dr. Sandra Harris Howard, Senior Consultant for Joining Vision and Action I’m sad. I’m angry. I’m frustrated. I’m grieving. I’m numb. These feelings are ones that are often experienced by my family, my friends and me. Emotions have recently escalated after hearing of and viewing the murder of George [...]

How COVID-19 Sharpens our Focus on Equity

By The Joining Vision and Action Team JVA’s team has been reflecting lately on the most critical aspects of our work, and on what we believe sets us apart. Last week, we talked about what innovation means to us in this challenging time. This week, team members share what equity means to them and [...]

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