Beyond Writing Rules: How to Make your Sentences Flow

(Photo by Mark Duffel on Unsplash) By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action It’s always surprising to me when my co-workers react with enthusiasm when I share grammar or writing rules. Despite having been the fourth-grader who diagrammed the tough sentences on the chalkboard, even I sometimes feel bored by, or [...]

2019-04-18T06:28:54-06:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Blog, Marketing & Communications|0 Comments

Design Basics: Choosing your Font

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Who knew I would be chatting design with my favorite hot-yoga teacher? But alas, there we were a few weeks ago. She was telling me that she had this awesome bumper sticker that she really wanted to put on her vehicle, but because [...]

Where’s the Good Content?

By Alaine Anderson, Digital Strategist and Implementer at Joining Vision and Action I recently read an article discussing how to motivate staff to give you content for social media. This struck me as the perfect opportunity to share how I’ve motivated our own JVA team to boost our online content. As someone in charge of [...]

Your “Fab Five” for Annual Report Content

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action While I am likely to notice the visual appeal first, the content is also important to consider when you’re putting together an annual report. Content will depend on a variety of things, including but not limited to your intended audience, reporting requirements—and staff’s availability [...]

Elevate Your Annual Report to “WOW” Status

Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action With the recent passing of the torch between calendar years, chances are high that you’ve seen a few annual reports in your physical or electronic mailboxes. Chances are also good that you’ve had both positive and negative reactions to those. While we could spend a whole [...]

Always Be Testing

Alaine Anderson, Digital Strategist and Implementer at Joining Vision and Action Anyone who has entered the realm of website design and development knows it can be a series of complex rabbit holes and can feel like too much to handle at times. One thing that comes up time and time again is the need [...]

Websites are the New Storefronts

Alaine Anderson, Digital Strategist and Implementer at Joining Vision and Action 100% of the jobs I’ve had involved at least some interaction with an organization’s website. As a young person—a millennial, as you’d have me—websites are an integral part of my life. Every step of the normal sales process has become digital in one way [...]

So you’ve been wondering about B Corps.

Rebecca Shisler, Business Development Coordinator at Joining Vision and Action At JVA, we love people and organizations that promote positive social change. In fact, it’s central to who we are. We love changemakers; you can find them across industries, in government, education, nonprofits and even for-profit companies. JVA frequently work with for-profit companies motivated by [...]

Pay it Forward – Website Development Training

John Connelly, President & Founder at Sensus Media I won’t waste your time with a long post that highlights all the benefits of learning coding fundamentals or use the cliché ‘you have to try this’ spiel. No. Instead, I’m going to share an anecdote with you. Almost 10 years ago, I was a fairly recent [...]

4 Tips on Better Digital Marketering for Social Change

Alaine Anderson, Digital Strategist and Implementer at Joining Vision and Action - Previous Blog With so many advertisements and media competing for attention now days, use these four techniques to be a better digital marketer. We constantly are trying to find a way out of the weeds and new ways to differentiate our organizations against the [...]