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 [...]

2020-10-22T12:00:34-06:00October 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 [...]

2020-09-28T17:28:13-06:00September 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 [...]

What Does Innovation Mean in the Time of COVID-19?

By The Joining Vision and Action Team Times of change can lead people to reflect on what is important and meaningful, and the JVA team is no exception. We have been considering what is most critical to our work, as well as what sets us apart. Three attributes stand out: innovation, equity and legacy. These aspects show up in [...]

2020-05-26T21:29:16-06:00May 20th, 2020|2020, Blog|0 Comments

5 Colorado Nonprofits Share Innovative Ways They are Pivoting

Above: In response to the pandemic, on Wednesdays, Re:Vision partners with Kaizen Food Rescue and Lifespan Local to bring a no-cost grocery program to Westwood families. (Photo courtesy of Re:Vision) By The JVA Resource Development Team Amid the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, JVA has been supporting nonprofits as they pivot in thoughtful, creative ways [...]

2020-06-23T15:35:28-06:00May 5th, 2020|2020, Blog, Changemakers, Grantwriting|0 Comments

What’s in the Latest Round of Federal Stimulus Funding?

Photo by Jon Tyson, via Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action On April 23, the House passed a $484 billion coronavirus aid package that is widely expected to be signed by the president (H.R. 266, The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act). So, how can it [...]

2020-05-12T09:49:42-06:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

CARES Act Loans, Credits and Other Support for Nonprofits

Photo by Markus Spiske via Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action For an overview of additional CARES Act support by category (health care, education, youth, low-income individuals and families, etc.), please see my accompanying blog, What’s in This Massive $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Legislation? The CARES Act includes $377 [...]

2020-05-12T09:49:52-06:00March 31st, 2020|2020, Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments