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: Abby Landmeier

Welcome to our Changemaker Profiles blog series! Each edition we 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 [...]

2018-12-18T13:04:26-07:00December 10th, 2018|2018, Blog, Changemakers|0 Comments

JVA’s Genius Bar on Building a Better Board

Graduates of JVA's October 2018 Executive Director Academy (above photo) got insight and advice from Cultivando Executive Director Erin Mooney (below right) and Extreme Community Makeover Executive Director Angela Bomgaars (below left). By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action If you’re starting a new nonprofit from scratch or rebuilding your [...]

2019-08-29T16:36:05-06:00November 5th, 2018|2018, Blog, Executive Directors, Training|0 Comments

Voting in Colorado: Choose Your Own Adventure

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action As individuals whose work deals largely with making the world a better place, you already know the importance of voting in the November 6 election. You don’t need a lecture. But given the hefty to-do lists of the folks saving the world these days, [...]

2019-01-02T15:13:04-07:00October 22nd, 2018|2018, Blog, Media, Tools for Changemakers|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 [...]

Get on Board: Nonprofits Have Room at the Top—and it’s Rewarding

By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action JVA’s work is all about supporting nonprofits and social enterprises, but outside of work, many of our staffers also give back by serving on nonprofit boards and committees. It makes perfect sense to us, but a lot of people just don’t get it. And I [...]

2018-09-27T10:39:45-06:00September 25th, 2018|2018, Board of directors, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Add These Diversity Podcasts to Your Itinerary

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Before I take any trip that involves a lot of driving or flying, my to-do list includes downloading a slew of recent episodes of my favorite podcasts. I love podcasts. They keep me entertained during a long drive through Kansas and distracted during a [...]

2020-09-21T16:07:11-06:00September 4th, 2018|2018, Blog, Diversity, equity and inclusion, Media|0 Comments

A Phone Call is Worth a Thousand Hours of Research

By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriting Associate at Joining Vision and Action Fundraising is all about communication and relationships. As a grantwriting consultant, I sometimes think grantwriters see their job as different from those of other fundraisers—you know, the kind that call potential donors to chat or schedule lunches so they can connect. Grantwriters love writing, [...]

Changemaker Profile: Allison Yacht

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 [...]

2018-08-21T07:44:36-06:00August 20th, 2018|2018, Blog, Changemakers|0 Comments