Character Counts: Hacks—ahem, Strategies—for Trimming Grants

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Just about every grant application that JVA writes spends some time on my laptop screen being edited, mostly for things like style, spelling and grammar. Frequently, though, our grantwriters ask me to help trim grant narratives down to a required word length or character [...]

Work Relentlessly for Social Justice Now; Rest will Come

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action “How you do anything is how you do everything.” That is a lesson that I learned from my favorite yoga teacher, and the phrase comes to mind every time I am doing something that challenges me. It’s good motivation for me to keep working so [...]

2018-08-06T16:41:15-06:00August 6th, 2018|2018, Advocacy and Action, Blog, Community engagement|0 Comments

The Subtleties of Inclusion

by Silvia Solis, Research and Evaluation Associate at Joining Vision and Action There is a secret challenge to inclusivity. The challenge lies in that there are, at least, two different levels at which inclusivity happens and is expressed. The first level is rooted in the recognition and acknowledgment of diversity— meaning, the explicit ways in [...]

Changemaker Profile: Jeane Larkins

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 [...]

2018-07-30T12:32:43-06:00July 30th, 2018|2018, Blog, Changemakers|0 Comments

Starting a New Job: How to Kill It in Your First Few Weeks

By Katherine Jarvis, Business Development Manager at Joining Vision and Action So you got the job—now what? The worst is over. After months of tedious online applications, stressful interviews and heartbreaking rejection, you’ve finally accepted an offer for an exciting new job! Your hard work is done, right? Well, not quite … Although a job [...]

2018-07-31T19:00:45-06:00July 23rd, 2018|2018, Blog, Tools for Changemakers, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Amelia Schafer

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 [...]

2018-07-17T10:46:26-06:00July 17th, 2018|2018, Blog, Changemakers|0 Comments

Two Donation Sources You Might Be Missing

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate, Joining Vision and Action “We’ve got all the money we need,” said no nonprofit ever. While funding can come from traditional sources like grants or fundraisers, or something like social enterprise that might be new for your organization, here are two more resources that could potentially add to [...]

Changemaker Profile: Annette Price

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 [...]

2018-07-10T14:30:34-06:00July 2nd, 2018|2018, Blog, Changemakers|0 Comments

Self-care: One of the Best Tools in a Grantwriter’s Toolbox

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action OMG, my grant is due in one week and it’s not where it needs to be. I’ve had this thought countless times. It’s a challenge that comes with this profession—whether it is striving to find that extra piece of data to make the [...]

2019-01-09T09:43:25-07:00June 20th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments

Father’s Sharing of Son’s Experience Draws Attention to Homelessness

By Katherine Jarvis, Business Development Manager at Joining Vision and Action I am a person of much privilege. I was raised in a solidly middle- to upper-middle class family, went to decent suburban public schools, attended a prestigious private liberal arts school for college, and I have never in my life experienced housing insecurity. It’s [...]

2018-06-13T10:05:15-06:00June 12th, 2018|2018, Advocacy and Action, Blog|0 Comments