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, [...]
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 [...]
By Scot Kersgaard, JVA Nonprofits have stories to tell. How do you make YOUR nonprofit stories stand out? If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it still make a sound? Don’t answer that. It’s a trick question. If your nonprofit has great stories to tell, but no one hears them, are [...]
By. Scot Kersgaard What will you do to make the world a better place this week? Start a nonprofit? Write a check? Participate in a WalkAThon for some noble cause? Play a video game? Now you’re talking. Half the Sky started out as a book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about the oppression of [...]
By. Scot Kersgaard Girls just want to build bridges. Oh, hey I’m ripping off a Cyndi Lauper song aren’t I? In the context of this blog I can do that. It’s called fair use, at least that’s what it’s called when I give her credit. What if I riff on someone’s song to sell a [...]
Heard of kickstarter, indiegogo or any other crowd sourced funding websites? They are all very powerful tools that can bring awareness and money to a venture or cause you may have. We had the pleasure of getting acquainted with neighborhoodcatalyst.org. Neighborhood catalyst is a lot like the websites listed above, but much better. Much Better? [...]
JVA Consulting works with Mile High Council/Comitis Crisis Center to obtain funding for its programs. Click here for a story about Comitis' program for homeless women veterans.
Through a proposal written by JVA, Denver Human Services received a three year grant from the US Labor Department to provide job training to homeless veterans.
JVA conducted the community assessment and business planning leading to the launch of this project.
Arapahoe House uses GPS devices to aid clients recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, a particularly beneficial system for clients who are hard of hearing. JVA wrote the grant proposal to fund this new technology.